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World Timers: Decorative or Functional?

  1. pongster Jan 11, 2019

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    Pic from web. Here is a sample.
     
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  2. Inpw Jan 11, 2019

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    There are better tools for tracking several timezones at once nowadays. However, I think world timers are great for giving you a general idea at a cursory glance. And wanderlust :)
     
  3. HonkiKonki Jun 18, 2019

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    May I ask when you got this Orient World Timer? I have a similar one with black dial.
     
  4. Flintlock Jun 21, 2019

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    I noticed, in the earlier editions, Central Time is labeled as "Mexico" rather than a city. That seems kind of odd as Mexico has more than one time zone.
     
  5. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jun 21, 2019

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    In Mexico, that means Mexico City (or DF), which is in the central time zone.
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  6. Flintlock Jun 22, 2019

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    OK Mexico City makes sense. It's a more international orientation than Chicago.
     
  7. tzachi Jun 28, 2019

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    I prefer GMT watches, easier to read, easy to adjust.
     
  8. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Jun 29, 2019

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    Closest useful device I could find, i wear it on my work trips os
    Dual time Zone
    Gps
    Distance and steps walked
    And a bunch of other useful stuff
    I like it a lot
     
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  9. Uscjake87 Jun 29, 2019

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    I got three of these 70s accutron world timers. I think the cool factor outweighs the practicality.

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  10. Sherbie Jul 6, 2019

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    I agree wholeheartedly

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  11. pongster Sep 15, 2019

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    I find this world timer useful. Even if it doesnt have second and date functions.
     
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  12. worldtimerman May 15, 2021

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    I know this is really delayed, but this is the Omega forums and the OP was talking about the Omega Seamaster Worldtimer and for this watch the font color of the city name indicates which cities use daylight savings time, and which don't. So you just add an hour if the city name indicates daylight savings in the summer. You can tell the daylight savings color by looking at most american cities like Chicago, LA and NYC that all follow daylight savings, but not Honolulu, and the font colors vary based on the watch face, but note that London is red to remind you that it is also GMT.

    Doesn't apply to the tissots and most of the other pictures posted in this thread, but I thought I would mention it, because it's relevant and no one else posted it and I got here through google.
     
  13. Butik Oct 25, 2021

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    I have just sold my OMEGA World Timer, because I could not read the time in the world (small lettering and recently some problems with my close vision). I bought the watch for decoration (it's undoubtedly beautiful), but also for its function. Here short video:

     
  14. Pascal S Jan 31, 2022

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    Once upon a time, Breitling's answer to the issue of keeping time with travelling was to merge 4 watches. Meet the 1980's Breitling World.

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  15. Watch my Whisky Jan 31, 2022

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    Get an Apple Watch.
     
  16. Walrus Jan 31, 2022

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    Wow that is amazing I can see where you would have a difficult time with the time in the middle spots but it’s still spiffy
     
  17. Helvetia History Feb 1, 2022

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    Here is an article from the same time as this patent, from the Horological Journal of June 1950, with an article about a universal time pocket watch from Helvetia. Wish I could find something like that!

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  18. vacheroyale Feb 23, 2022

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    probably the GMT is much more practical. world timer is fine too when we travel and changing three or four time zones of different cities in world within a week :)
     
  19. vacheroyale Feb 23, 2022

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    world timer definitely is more decorative in most cases!! the NOMOS Zürich World Time is very appealing!!!!!!!!!!! different than all the others