With the possible exception of the chronograph — which, let’s face it, only we few AAA UK replica watches nerds make use of today — if there’s a complication most beloved by aficionados and the general public alike, it would have to be the GMT. (Yes, the date window is technically a complication, and no — we’re not counting it.)
Why, you ask? Because with the simple addition of a fourth hand on the dial and a 24-hour scale or bezel, a GMT allows you to track the time in another (or multiple) time zone(s). And in a 21st century in which plenty of people are jetting around the world multiple times a month, or keeping track of colleagues or loved ones in far-flung locales, nothing could be more convenient.
The GMT watch used to be the purview of large, blue chip brands who had the money and manufacturing capability to either build or invest in relatively complicated movements — not so any more. While you can of course still pay close to $10,000 for a Rolex GMT Master II, the gold standard of GMT 1:1 cheap fake watches, today’s microbrand scene has made for an entire landscape of more affordable alternatives. (See here for particularly affordable models).
Here, we’ve endeavored to bring you the best in GMT Swiss top replica watches across all price categories, from under $1,000 to $10,000. And while you don’t have to spend several month’s paychecks for a decent watch, there are a few things you should know before you choose your ideal travel timepiece:
Types of GMT Movement
There are two real types of modern GMT movement: one with an independently adjustable local hour hand, and one with an independently adjustable GMT hand. Some consider the former (which is the system used by Rolex) to be the “true” GMT style, as in this case, you can land in a new time zone, quickly update the local time, and go about your business. An independently adjustable GMT hand, however, can be more useful if you’re stationary and tracking someone else who’s perhaps crossing multiple time zones, as you can retain your local time on the copy watches for sale but easily update a secondary zone. (See here for a more detailed explanation of these two systems.)
Independently adjustable hour GMTs tend to be rarer, and more the purview of established such as Rolex, Tudor, Omega, etc. (They also tend to make a watch more expensive). Common third party GMT movements such as the ETA 2893, Sellita SW330 and Soprod C125 tend to be of the independently adjustable GMT hand variety, and are more affordable. Which brings us to another point…
Mechanical vs. Quartz
It’s perfectly possible to buy a quartz GMT watch — plenty are available by tool watch manufacturers such as Luminox, Citizen, etc. (You can even but yourself a high-end quartz GMT from the likes of Grand Seiko that puts many mechanical Swiss movements replica watches to shame.) Most of these are wildly affordable and rugged and will get the job of tracking a second time zone done just fine — or better than fine. In fact, for many people, a quartz GMT may be the better route to take.
Two Vs. Three Time Zones
While most GMT imitation watches wholesale allow you to easily track two time zones (one via the main time, and a second that is calculated by using the 24-hour bezel in concert with the GMT hand), certain models can actually calculate three. The Monta Skyquest, for example, has both an external, rotating 24-hour bezel and an internal 24-hour rehaut. Thus one can calculate a first time zone using the local hands; a second by where the GMT hand is pointing on the rehaut; and a third by calculating an offset of the bezel against the GMT hand. Replica watches shop online like this are rarer, but supremely useful if for some reason you need to keep track of three zones.
Tool vs. Dress
While the GMT watch as envisioned by luxury Rolex fake watches was a tool watch made for pilots, today there are many varieties of GMT, including dressier varieties made by the likes of Grand Seiko, or those that are included as complications on classic models by firms such as Jaeger-LeCoultre. If you want a GMT complication in a dive watch package, there are plenty of those — if you want something to wear in the office, you can have that, too. There’s never been more choice.
Other Travel Watch Options
The GMT isn’t the only way to display a second time zone, however: there are world timers, which display multiple time zones at once, and there are digital high quality replica watches, which allow you to scroll through multiple time zones. In short: do some research on the different systems and see which might be right for you before springing for a GMT, as they’re far from the only game in town.
Rolex GMT Master II Replica Watches
The OG. Perfect Rolex GMT Master fake watches debuted in 1954 and accompanied Pan Am pilots on their transcontinental flights during the beginning of the Jet Age. Of course, the modern watch is fair game for anyone, so long as you can get your hands on one. It features the Rolex cal. 3285 automatic movement with independently adjustable hour hand, a 40mm case, and your choice of bezel configuration and metal. (Keep in mind that the steel versions are currently only available on Jubilee bracelets.)
Movement: Rolex cal. 3285 automatic
Water Resistance: 100m
Rolex Explorer II Fake Watches
The other Rolex GMT. Though we prefer the Explorer II in its earlier 40mm iterations, the current reference still features your choice of black or white dial and fixed 24-hour bezel. Why a fixed bezel? The AAA cheap Rolex Explorer II super clone watches was originally developed for spelunkers (cave divers) so that they could distinguish between day and nighttime hours in the complete darkness of a cave — not to track a second time zone. However, the modern versions feature a fully independent GMT hand, meaning you can absolutely use them for travel.
Movement: Rolex cal. 3187 automatic
Water Resistance: 100m