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The ultimate travel watch - GMT "SKX"

  1. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Jul 24, 2022

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    True story. I just already have more watches than sense, so to buy them all, and then have a favorite which gives the others zero wrist time would mean I go through the schlep of selling two more watches…
     
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  2. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jul 25, 2022

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  3. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jul 25, 2022

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  4. Jonathan40 Jul 25, 2022

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    It that the US RRP? Not often we get the better deal in UK but they are £400 here currently.
    If I didn’t already own a couple of Seiko GMT’s I’d be onto the blueberry one.
     
  5. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jul 25, 2022

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    ::shy::

    Ummmm...... yeah. Must have forgot.
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  6. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Jul 25, 2022

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    AUD$
     
  7. Jonathan40 Jul 25, 2022

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    Well aren’t I a muppet. Teach me for skim reading, didn’t really think here in the UK we got a better deal than elsewhere. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  8. Pascal S Jul 27, 2022

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    I handled one today, the gorgeous (to me) orange version, and I was impressed. First of all, the Jubilee type bracelet is miles better than the one that shipped with the old SKX models.

    More interesting is the GMT hand which can be independently adjusted by 15 minutes increments, which means that this watch can be used not only in countries which have an unusual half hour increment over other timezones (India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran, Myanmar, Venezuela, Canada's Newfoundland, or some bits of Australia) but also in Nepal which, for some reason, is 15 minutes ahead of India's time.

    At €470, this watch looks like a serious bargain, and the shop warned me that Seiko had trouble keeping up with demand, especially for the so-called "Batman" blue model that sold out almost immediately.
     
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  9. morethan1 Nov 8, 2022

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    Still wish these guys had a screw down crown...
     
  10. Davidt Nov 28, 2022

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    Got to wonder when (surely not “if”) Seiko will roll this movement out to a slightly higher price point in the Prospex range. Really looking forward to seeing where they take this.

    In the meantime I can see an impulse buy of one of these.

    @Foo2rama @JimInOz any additional thoughts after owning one for a few months? Are they getting much wrist time or has the novelty worn off?
     
  11. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 28, 2022

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    I don’t own a GMT… I own a SKX009 and a NIB 007. FooGirl has a 013 mid size and I wear the following 5kx that I nodded and my 009 more often than I would have thought.
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  12. Davidt Nov 28, 2022

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    Ah ok. I thought you bought one of the new GMTs. I’ve got a 007 and I’m considering a GMT. Seems rude not to at this price point.
     
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  13. reverbtime Dec 15, 2022

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    Just got the SSK003 Blueberry from the AD yesterday. Very comfortable and solid bracelet. Pictures don't do the watch justice, in the flesh looks fantastic.
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