Fast trains and jet planes have metaphorically shrunk the world. Travelers can zip through several time zones in less than a day, and many people have friends, family, clients, and business associates scattered across the planet.
Yes, you can calculate what time it is somewhere else with simple math, but this can get complicated for busy people with many irons in the fire. And who wants to phone a business associate at what is their 3 o’clock in the morning? For these folks, the functionality of a GMT watch can be quite useful.
With the addition of a secondary adjustable 24-hour hand and bezel, watch crafters can create a timepiece that tracks different timezones at once. Rolex was the first to introduce GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) watches. Used by wealthy globetrotters, they were quite expensive. But these days, Tissot, Seiko, Citizens, and boutique watch brands offer timepieces that track multiple timezones at a fraction of the cost.
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They’re perfect for frequent flyers, pilots, international businessmen, or anyone who simply finds it interesting to keep up with world time. Find one to fit your budget from our collection of the best GMT watches.