The 30-second summary.
For the frequent traveller, the GMT allows fast and hassle free switching of timezones whenever you're in foreign land. While most of them come with a hefty price tag, there's one alternative you might want to explore.
What's so special about the watch?
This little wonder has a quickset GMT hand adjustable via the crown, which suffers from damage oh so often from mis-use. The one on this one is in working order, and remains one of the few remaining in the market currently.
What are the functions of the watch?
Time, date, GMT.
Let me tell you about the case...
I have to admit this watch is smaller than I thought it would be. The slim profile of the case and the small dial diameter makes for a very interesting approach to the world traveller - one with a small wrist (yes!)
Quite a bit of the case is visible, from the plane view, the bevel of the lugs and smooth bezel clearly visible and retaining the nice smooth polish. Light scratches tell me that the watch probably hasn't taken its fair share of worldly adventures (which could also be a reason why the GMT function still works).
The lugs of this guy is short, curving slightly around the case in conservative fashion to form a nice short barrel share as it sits on your wrist. Overall it sits small and stealthily on the wrist, out of attention and any would-be accidents that would no doubt befall a larger and more pronounced case shape.
And now the dial...
The blue dial has a vertical brush finish and a slight sheen that makes it reflect light very different in various settings. This is quite suited for a travel watch, since you can literally take it around the world to see how the dial will act.
Polished applied stick indices sit past a relatively thick black rehaut which has five-minute indicators printed along a railtrack with micro minutes. And if you look closely there are light blue hashes at the end of each index, a fine detail very much appreciated by collectors like me.
Let's not forget the hands...
Four hands! A long slim sweeping seconds sets the pace for this world wanderer, with matching stick hour and minute hands that complement the applied indices. The highlight of this watch however has got to be the enlarged GMT hour hand, designed in the same fashion as the infamous Rolex 1655 - a (what used to be) bright orange hand filled generously with lume.
"Click" - 1973 Seiko 5619-7010 GMT
- Hour, minute and seconds hands with date display
- GMT hand with quicket
- Brushed blue dial with applied hour indices with lume
- 35mm stainless steel case
- 42mm lug-to-lug
- 18mm width bracelet
- 5619 automatic @ 21,600vph
- Acrylic crystal
- Grey aftermarket nylon nato strap and Seiko stainles steel bracelet
Disclosure: The GMT hand on this watch is known to be prone to wear damage. I would advise against using it too often. I like to adjust it with the time past 6am, so that the date wheel doesn't get implicated.This is a vintage timepiece. Please expect signs of ageing and wear. Watch is checked to be in working condition when shipped. International sales are final; buyers are advised to ask all questions before purchase. Accuracy of watch cannot be guaranteed and there might be unexpected issues due to its age; servicing is recommended for practical everyday use.
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