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Everything about the GMT system

August 30, 2017 2 min read

Everything about the GMT system

Hello everyone!

Today we are going to show you how to tell if a watch is GMT.

Many of you contact us asking about the watches GMT system, this is why today we are going to exlpain to you an exhaustive and easy way to be able to tell if a watch is GMT.

How were GMT watches born?

GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time. This should meen that our watches show the time it is in Greenwich MERIDIAN, but is much easier tan this.

The GMT system was invented so that travellers could easyly know what time it was in any part of the world, as just by knowing what time it was in Greenwich (England) they would be able to calculate the time it was in the place they were at. These watches became rapidly popular for aviators, as pilots were able to tell what time it was in their home-town and in wherever place they were flying to.

Today we understand by GMT that the watch has two time zones or that in other words, two diferent zones t oread time. This second time zone is shown by a second hand that spins around a dial of 12 or 24 hours. Real GMT watches have at least one of their chronos in a scale of 24 hours.

Therefore, the majority of GMT wathes have a hand that tells time in a 12 hours format and an extra hand that is adjustable by AM or PM, something that has become quite popular amongst GMT lovers.

As you can see it is something really easy to detect, so we want to ask you are you a lover of GMT watches?

Some of our brands in which you will be able to find GMT watches are Ball, Glycine, Meistersinger and Sinn.

Please should you need further information about our GMT watches do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to help!

The Iguana Sell Team

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