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OK, so here's the deal.

I am in a buying mode again, and looking through my collection (my signature) I finally figured that I am missing a GMT watch. I don't mind spending around $2K-5K for this GMT watch (New or Pre-Owned).

So you guys out there, any good suggestions on a GMT watch to get.

I was looking through some GMT watches, and I thought these are some nice ones.

Please no Rolex

Longines Master Collection GMT


PAM 88 Pre-owned



JLC Master Geographic (Pre-owned) I can get this watch for < $5K if I am lucky



Girard Perregaux Traveller II GMT





Any thoughts or other suggestions ?
 

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I have a JLC Master Geographique and think it is a very versatile and well-constructed watch, and pretty much worth the asking price.

I also like the Longines Master Moonphase...



But picking "Best" GMT for the money without any other requirements than GMT will be tough... 24 hour in subdial, or 24 hour pointer hand? Other complications, or plain? Diver or aviator style, or something else?

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I have a JLC Master Geographique and think it is a very versatile and well-constructed watch, and pretty much worth the asking price.

But picking "Best" GMT for the money without any other requirements than GMT will be tough... 24 hour in subdial, or 24 hour pointer hand? Other complications, or plain? Diver or aviator style, or something else?

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I travel to Asia Pacific quite often, personal and business. Normally I just adjust my watch once I arrived and since most cities in Asia is only about 12 hour ahead of Eastern North America, it has not been a problem for me to track the time @ home.

But I never thought I needed one, until I am in the acquisition mode again :)

As long as I can track the time at home (Eastern US) and a third time zone would be great, although not necessary

Some people say that Longines Master Collection is a nice bang for the buck you can get that in the low $2K range.
 

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I travel to Asia Pacific quite often, personal and business. Normally I just adjust my watch once I arrived and since most cities in Asia is only about 12 hour ahead of Eastern North America, it has not been a problem for me to track the time @ home.

But I never thought I needed one, until I am in the acquisition mode again :)

As long as I can track the time at home (Eastern US) and a third time zone would be great, although not necessary

Some people say that Longines Master Collection is a nice bang for the buck you can get that in the low $2K range.
So 2nd timezone in sub-dial is probably not a good choice, as having a 3rd TZ is nice. The Master GMT is nice because you can read the time in any time zone. I like that. Hamilton could have done something similar with their cool dual-bezel GMT watches, but they don't include a 24-hour hand so that pretty much ruins the whole thing.

Personally I also like the Chanel J12 GMT (I have that) and it may be suitable for your purposes... but when a lot of people ask "best" around $5K, I tend to think along the lines of pre-owned JLC, Breguet, Blancpain, etc.

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:rodekaart JLC by far.
Why do you even ask :-s
It is in another league...
 

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:rodekaart JLC by far.
Why do you even ask :-s
It is in another league...
I want something that's bang for the buck though. I know JLC is nice but then again, the Longines seems nice as well, I saw it new for $2.5K.

The thing is I don't mind spending $4-$5K but I know this GMT watch will get bang around a lot since I'll be wearing it during my long trips and flights. :think:

And why is it that no one say anything about the PAM 88 and GP ?
 

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i was going to say JLC, but since you say "bang for the buck", why not the omega GMT? i'm biased, but omegas are known as good values on watch forums. the GP is too plain. and the panerai? are you serious? ;-) come on....the worst value/most overrated brand IMO.

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I want something that's bang for the buck though. I know JLC is nice but then again, the Longines seems nice as well, I saw it new for $2.5K.

The thing is I don't mind spending $4-$5K but I know this GMT watch will get bang around a lot since I'll be wearing it during my long trips and flights. :think:

And why is it that no one say anything about the PAM 88 and GP ?
 

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i was going to say JLC, but since you say "bang for the buck", why not the omega GMT? i'm biased, but omegas are known as good values on watch forums. the GP is too plain. and the panerai? are you serious? ;-) come on....the worst value/most overrated brand IMO.
JLC is obviously the best, I might go for it. I just want some alternatives.

Omega makes good quality watches but their plain designs don't sing well to me. Just that I prefer something else. No offense to Omega fans but I just never really impressed with their designs, I tried their PO and SM a few times in the past and ended up changing my mind each time.

Well... we all know Panerai is overpriced but the sandwich style dial is (I have to admit) quite unique compare to other brands. I've seen their GMTs used for about $4K sometimes less, in the gray market.

Now about the GP of course I prefer the worldtimer series, but that's a little out of budget for this purpose :-d
 

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i was wondering if i was missing something, but the JLC is a dual time zone. Watchbreath's suggestion is a good one, also consider the U Nardin GMT.
 

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Did you say 3 time zones? :-!

 

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