If it’s not obvious by now, I am a fanboy when it comes to GMT watches. And this is despite the fact – which John and Victor will gleefully point out – I really do not travel all that much these days. To them, I say “You do you, I’ll do me” and keep my GMT fires stoked up. Given that, it should be no surprise that the Armand Nicolet JS9-44 caught my eye.
In many ways, it can be quite easy to predict what I may like. Does it have Batman or Bob Ross in it? Insert “Shut up and take my money” meme right here. More precisely, when it comes to watches, a GMT movement will immediately grab my eyes. Throw in some tritium tubes, and well, that’s buttercream icing on the cake. Which is why Victor knew he needed to send the info on the Ball Watch Roadmaster Marine GMT my way once he ran across it.
Zodiac is one of those brands that disappeared for awhile, and now they’ve been back with a vengeance. Sure, they’re owned by Fossil now, but they’ve got a deep catalog to pull from, since vintage reissues seem to be where it’s at these days (works for the car companies, why not watches?) The most recent watch from them – just announced at BaselWorld – is the Zodiac Aerospace GMT.
All the way back in 2017, we brought you word of Zahnd & Korman’s first foray into the watch world. While chronographs don’t really do it for me, it must’ve worked for a good number of people, as the brand has come around with their next version, one that has me rather intrigued. This new watch is simply named – it’s the Zahnd & Kormann ZK No. 2.
For me, there is no questioning the appeal of the Christopher Ward Trident lineup. It’s how I became exposed to the brand, and was one of the very first watchesI reviewed from their collection (you can see that here). At the time I reviewed it, the C60 Trident was a perfect fit for my tastes, as I was a big fan of chunky divers, and the Bond-style strap just clicked for me. At the end of that review, the C60 Trident was my favorite from the brand, and has remained in that position since then. Today, I find myself drawn to thinner case profiles and GMT complications, so when the Christoper Ward C65 Trident GMT was announced, I quickly reached out to the brand. It was time to see if something would dethrone the C60 as my favorite watch from the brand.
We’ve covered quite a few watches from Christopher Ward over the years, and many of us here at WWR have become fans of the value proposition they represent, along with some readily identifiable styles. My earliest exposure to the brand came from the C60 Trident line, and I’ve tended to gravitate towards those. Well, today, we’ve got a review of a watch that is quite a bit different from the Tridents, the Christopher Ward C1 Grand Malvern Worldtimer.
It should be no surprise to anyone that when Hamilton reached out with a new GMT watch for a review, it took me all of about 3 seconds to say yes. Now, that said, this is a much different GMT than I’m used to wearing. So, let’s get into what we’ve got going on with the Hamilton Broadway GMT Limited Edition.
Back in April of this year, I gave you a quick overview on a recently-announced (at that time) watch, the Mido Multifort GMT. When I wrote that article, I was pairing what I was seeing from photos and the press release, along with my then-recent experience with a non-GMT Mido Multifort. Now we’re a little bit down the road, and we’ve recently had a loaner in of the Mido Multifort GMT, so we can give you our hands-on thoughts.
The Alpina Startimer Heritage is an addition to the venerable Startimer line that adds a bit of interest and history to the lineup. This piece has a slightly larger case, and most notable, an interesting rotating inner 24 hour ring, and independent GMT face-hand.