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    • Morning all, awaiting online interview in order to keep job !! So on with this one so I’m not late !! Have a good one    
    • Seeing if I can post pics of the Rekord!!   A Rekord 'Exploding numbers' Qtz that I bought from Roy when he was selling some broken bits very cheap! It's so comfy to wear!     The bracelet was broken and needed drilling out then a new pin fitting, It's fine now, I thing the watch was less than a tenner, Can't recall for sure though!!     John 
    • Christopher Ward who use respected Swiss Sellita movements in their automatic watches quote a daily tolerance of +/- 20 seconds per 24 hours, so that would mean at the limit of the stated tolerance a potential loss/gain of 1 minute every three days, or 2 minutes and 20 seconds over the course of a week. I have other mechanical watches where the daily stated tolerance is -20 to +40 seconds per 24 hours. If you are accustomed to the timekeeping of a quartz watch, this may seem odd/unacceptable, but nothing to worry about.
    • 3 kinds of gmt (discounting world timers) 1) Those like the Vostok above and original Rolex GMT master where the normal hour and minute hands are linked to a 24 hour hand. Then a 24 hour rotating bezel allows a 2nd time zone to be set by aligning the bezel with the current time in that time zone in 24 hour time. 2) Office GMT. This is the majority of the GMT's out there. This allows the normal hour and minute hands to be adjusted as normal (movement stops / hacks while adjusting) and the 24 hour hand can be skipped forwards (sometimes backwards) to match a distant time zone without hacking the movement. i.e. it's good for tracking another time zone from the office. A fixed 24 hour scale allows tracking a single distant timezone, adding a moving 24 hour bezel allows the tracking of a third timezone. 3) Travellers GMT. This is rarer but becoming more common from the likes of the swatch group and seiko. This allows you to jump the hour hand forwards or backwards an hour at a time without hacking the movement, Normal adjustment moves both the hour and 24 hour hands while stopping the movement. This allows you to set local time on the normal hour / minute hands when you land without stopping the movement and the 24 hour hand shows you the time at 'home' similarly you can add a fixed 24 hour scale and rotating bezel to track up to 3 time zones. I have a Ulysse Nardin Dual time which is a Travellers GMT with a jumping hour home display which may clarify a travellers gmt a little better. Currently the time is 9:50 am and I am in my home location On the left are 2 buttons the top one moves the normal hour hand forward 1 hour the bottom moves it back 1 hour. If I take off from London at 9:50, the flight takes and hour so we land at 10:50 which is displayed on the watch as 10 in the little window and the normal hands reading 10:50 as expected. BUT Paris is 1 hour ahead so instead of having to wait for 0 seconds, pulling the crown adjusting the time to 11:50 and then synching with another clock or time signal, I simply press the top left button and the hour hand jumps 1 hour ahead. the 'local' time is 11:50 but if I want to know the time back in London I just look in the window and see it's 10 and whatever the minutes hand shows. Instead of buttons other TGMT's will have a crown position to do similar. Hope that clarifies things a little - as you can probably tell I'm a bit of a sucker for the GMT complication.  
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