That mentioned, I don’t assume I would like a operate to inform me a 3rd time zone. I’d be completely effective with a show that may inform me solely two time zones, and I’d simply do the maths from GMT (if I can do it, then so are you able to). I’ve all the time aspired to personal a black dial Rolex Explorer II 16570 someday, and man does the SSK001 GMT scratch that itch.
One in all my favourite options of the SSK001 GMT is the extra 24 hour show inside the rehaut. It simply makes deciphering the time between a number of time zones that a lot simpler. However you already know what’s even higher about it? Pop the 24 hour bezel off and throw on an elapsed time bezel, and also you get a Diver with a GMT complication that has a 24 hour show on the dial!
I’ve observed that the SSK would solely keep on the wrist for a few days earlier than it traded spots with one other watch. And I believe I attribute that to the bigger dimension of the watch. I’m positive lots of you’ve got bigger sized divers and discover that they solely work in sure eventualities or sure seasons. The identical goes for me and the SSK. I simply discovered that the watch wears a tad bit too massive for my liking to be an on a regular basis wearer. However on a day the place it requires layering up, the SSK001 appears the enterprise on the finish of a jacket and sweater cuff. The jury remains to be out on how I’ll really feel in regards to the watch with denims and a t-shirt, as we’re nonetheless within the lifeless of winter within the North East.
The Seiko SKX diver was the quintessential watch I’d advocate to anybody who was trying to get into the passion. No query about it. However you already know what? I can firmly say that the Seiko SSK001 has taken the SKX’s place. The SSK001 has all of the qualities you’d need in a diver. From design, to operate, the SSK has quite a bit going for it. Then throw within the GMT complication, and you’ve got your self an on a regular basis wearer (in case you’re not bothered by the scale) and a watch that you might put on on trip with out fear. And in case you someway develop bored with how the watch appears, then there isn’t a scarcity of modding boards that you might try. It’s a deep gap to dive into, however it simply reveals how countless your choices may be. For me, the important thing a part of all of it that makes it the watch I’d advocate for somebody new to the watch recreation, is the show caseback. Anybody might recognize the design of a watch at case and dial worth. However what is going to hold somebody within the passion is knowing what’s occurring inside the watch (individuals not taking the passion too critically additionally helps). It’s the purpose when the wearer understands that the watch doesn’t work, except you progress too. I did say that I are inclined to over-romanticize issues, proper?
In my view, I believe this was a stable first step in my “GMT Journey.” The place it’ll go from right here, I have no idea. I suppose solely time will inform.