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    I've liked the look of them for quite a while and sort of half hankered after one for a while. A little while ago I went to see him for the evening and noticed a MeisterSinger box on the side so mentioned it to him, it turns out he recently bought it but wasn't going to keep it, it was a bit too small for him (he's a big strong bloke) but it fitted much better on my skinny wrist, so it changed hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Very elegant looking watches: the great majority of which use a leather sprap. No chunky tachymetre controls or excessively thick and heavy diving watches. Like the use of a single hand - I've not seen that before.

    https://www.iguanasell.co.uk/collect...SAAEgJxJfD_BwE
    Expensive novelty watches, style over substance, ok if you only need a rough idea of what the time is.

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    Well, I agree you would need to read the watch more carefully and yet would only have a idea of the time to within 5 - 7 minutes. But for some people (my partner for example) that is quite sufficient. I should have said I'm intrigued by the use of a single hand.

    Still elegant looking.



    Are they the only watch manufacturer to use a such?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Well, I agree you would need to read the watch more carefully and yet would only have a idea of the time to within 5 - 7 minutes. But for some people (my partner for example) that is quite sufficient. I should have said I'm intrigued by the use of a single hand.

    Still elegant looking.



    Are they the only watch manufacturer to use a such?
    Kind of defeats the object of having an analogue watch if you have to make that much allowance for it's 'shortcomings' but I agree they're quite elegant looking (mind you the one pictured would look better on a matching black strap without any contrasting stitching). And no clearer than this Timex though



    Thinking about it it's like having just a gmt function (4th hand on this Explorer 2 with time indicated on the fixed bezel)



    A quick google reveals there are other single handed watches available, might add one to the collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Kind of defeats the object of having an analogue watch if you have to make that much allowance for it's 'shortcomings' but I agree they're quite elegant looking (mind you the one pictured would look better on a matching black strap without any contrasting stitching). And no clearer than this Timex though



    Thinking about it it's like having just a gmt function (4th hand on this Explorer 2 with time indicated on the fixed bezel)



    A quick google reveals there are other single handed watches available, might add one to the collection.
    Technically not as hard to read as just a GMT as that has to fit 24h within a single sweep but a good analogy.

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    The minute hand shows the correct time for both hour hands on a gmt so it’s just a case of picking the right hour hand to pair with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Kind of defeats the object of having an analogue watch if you have to make that much allowance for it's 'shortcomings' but I agree they're quite elegant looking (mind you the one pictured would look better on a matching black strap without any contrasting stitching). And no clearer than this Timex though



    Thinking about it it's like having just a gmt function (4th hand on this Explorer 2 with time indicated on the fixed bezel)



    A quick google reveals there are other single handed watches available, might add one to the collection.
    That Timex look nice, but I find your Rolex confusing. The white hands indicate the time is 1:23, yet the orange hand is pointing to 18:20. If it's GMT, it should read 13:20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    That Timex look nice, but I find your Rolex confusing. The white hands indicate the time is 1:23, yet the orange hand is pointing to 18:20. If it's GMT, it should read 13:20.
    I think the GMT allows you to have 2 time zones when travelling, by setting the GMT hour different to the hour hand (but with the minutes being the same).

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    https://www.everestbands.com/blogs/b...w-to-use-a-gmt

    I've never used this facility, I just reset my watch to local time on the plane.

    Had this lump on today


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    Willard homage on a nato


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