Friday, 6 March 2015

Watchup GMT watch

At a first glance, this watch is one of the most normal and boring watches in my collection.

It is a quartz analogue watch by a brand called Watchup. After trying to find about the watch online, I've concluded that the brand is another of the relatively anonymous fashion brands that are throughout the watch market. It looks like the watch is a pretty new model, so despite the lack of internet coverage, I think think this is a watch from within the last 5 years.

So why is it part of my collection? I like to have some kind of interesting feature, historical value, or links to other watches in my collection in the watches I collect. This watch has a subtle and easy to miss at a glance feature which meant it was one to keep. The special feature is that this watch is a 4 hand dial design (and there is a normal date window at the 6 o'clock position too) . It has the usual 3 hands for hours, minutes, and seconds but with an extra one on the central pivot. The extra hand moves slower than all of the rest, and is a 24 hr hours hand, pointing to a second set of hours markers on the sloped edge around the outside of the dial. Apart from the brand name, there is a little bit of information on the watch covering the water resistance (100m/330ft), and material of construction (all stainless steel), but that's about it.

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