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Old 01-11-2017, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to read a 24hr GMT bezel on a scuba dive

There are some GMT/Dive watches with 24hr markings on the bezel and
i have not yet heard a single answer on the internet on how does one
read a 24hr markings on a bezel during a dive.


...& if it can't be done, why still make a GMT watch both a diver's watch at that?

(e.g. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Goodplanet 600m - and they even went as far as making it capable of 2000ft. )

Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Why would you need to read the 24 hour markings on a dive?

Its novelty and marketing. Nothing more. Its combining a GMT in a style of a watch (diver) that is very popular. You can use it though as a GMT, and of course it can be used as a dive watch as well, as most do have the lume pip used to mark a time.

Reality is, most people that buy dive watches, never dive. So, it is a moot point really.
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Maybe there are some divers that really want to keep tabs on the time back home when their are diving while on vacation in far off lands.
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Maybe there are some divers that really want to keep tabs on the time back home when their are diving while on vacation in far off lands.
this! lets say you travel out of country and you go diving, 1, you'll need a diver. 2, you dont want to call home in the middle of the night when you're out to lunch so you'll want the gmt. the reason for combinding them is so the guys working the luggage don't get a free watch when your bag looks "suspicious" and they open it up and go thru it.

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this! lets say you travel out of country and you go diving, 1, you'll need a diver. 2, you dont want to call home in the middle of the night when you're out to lunch so you'll want the gmt. the reason for combinding them is so the guys working the luggage don't get a free watch when your bag looks "suspicious" and they open it up and go thru it.

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And wearing two watches, your GMT and your Diver, would just look silly! Plus airport security may think your suspicious leading to full body cavity search. I'll pass on that!
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Well...do we only wear out dive watches when we are in the water? Think about it for a while and get back to me.
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Most GMT watches with actual rotating bezels are meant to give a third time zone, not for diving time. That they are WR to depths suitable for diving is irrespective of that fact.
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having a GMT bezel (particularly a non rotating bezel) is really useful in Saturation diving where you need AM/PM indications (in the diving world). Or Submariners who often don't have much to signify day or night. Or though who want to image that they are Saturation divers or submariners who need an AM/PM indication for day/night

like computer programmers I suppose. ;-)
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