1970 GMT AUTOMATIC
1970 GMT Automatic Steel / Steel Burgundy
Dark Brown Nato Wave strap
free mesh or heavy mesh band
OWNERS OF THE PREVIOUS VERSION SAYS:
Great everyday watch
ABOUT THE 1970 GMT AUTOMATIC
1970 GMT Automatic is the result of a careful design process and the use of quality materials. Features a Swiss Made automatic Sellita movement, a characteristic burgundy-gold bezel, a date and 24-hour GMT complication which gives you both a utility and decorative addition to the everyday.
First created for pilots flying across time zones in a matter of hours, the GMT function kept track of both the local time and the time in the place from where they departed. No longer exclusive to the first great travellers of the world, the 1970 GMT Automatic is the indispensable companion as you embark on your next adventurous travels.
This timepiece is made to please the quality connoisseur who values good craftsmanship and watches made to be worn. With the intention to create something worthy of appreciation for decades to come, the 1970 GMT Automatic should be enjoyed on your wrist as you explore the far corners of the world or simply discover your neighbourhood with new eyes.
SWISS MADE MOVEMENT
Inside the 40mm wide stainless steel watch case resides an entirely Swiss Made automatic Sellita GMT movement with a central rotor winding, up to 42 hours power reserve, a frequency of 28,800 A/h and 25 jewels, minimising friction between metal components in the clockwork.
All of its complications include a 24-hour hand, quick date correction, independently-adjustable 24-hour GMT hand and hacking seconds. The Sellita SW330 belongs to the Sellita SW300 family and was first introduced in 2015. It’s a reliable powerhouse of a movement ready to work for you, time and time again.
Custom made in beautiful wood with engraved logo
316L High precision stainless steel, individually numbered
Black with steel hands and gold / burgundy aluminum bezel
Flat sapphire crystal
Sellita SW330 GMT Automatic (Swiss Made), 42 hours power reserve
40 mm wide, 11mm thick
Brown Wave Nato strap
5 years against defects
- Water resistance
10 ATM tested / 100 meters (Suitable for swimming)
I bought my first About Vintage travellers burgundy limited edition. First impression for me was like lack of colour familiarity. The colours that you see on the website in terms of burgundy and the finish wasn’t satisfying when you get to see them in real. The finishes inside the dial is ok not justifiable to 1000USD. The mesh and stainless steel strap that comes along is too shiny and bright. Also too thin/narrow. But did I like wearing the watch—> absolutely yes. The brown strap that come with it is awesome and feels good in your hand. Swiz movement is great but I am more of a tactile person. When you touch and move the 24 hour dial, you should feel like it is a 1000USD watch but it definitely does not tick that watch. It looks fabulous on photos of me wearing it but does not give me that value for money as it lacks finish. I love the watch— well I have to because I paid 1000USD plus taxes to get it delivered to Australia which in total was $1700AUD— bloody expensive but I don’t mind if it had the value for it. I would give it a 7/10 as it looks classy. But will I get watches from About Vintage—> yes I would certainly do in the future but a cheaper one.
Request from a genuine customer like me—> please work on your finish, your design is good though. Please keep the prices nominal and not over valued.
How-to-use the GMT complication?
On our GMT models up to three time zones can be set. The bezel has a total of 24 markers which reference 24 hour time with meridian in Greenwich, London.
Make sure the bezel is in its standard position by aligning its 24H with 12H on the dial. Set the watch to your current local time by pulling the crown to 2nd position. Hereafter, pull the crown to 1st position and turn clockwise to adjust the GMT hand to home time (the place from where you will depart) until it matches with the 24-hour bezel. If your current time is 11.00am, you simply turn the GMT hand until it reaches 11 on the bezel.
Now, if you land in a timezone one hour ahead and wish to adjust your watch to your current timezone, pull out the crown to 2nd position and set the time one hour ahead using the hour and minute hand. Now, you know your current time (showcased by hour and minute hand) as well as the time in the place from which you departed (showcased by the GMT hand).
If you wish to set a third timezone, you rotate the bezel. Find out how many hours your third timezone is either ahead or behind your home time (showcased by the GMT hand). If your desired timezone is six hours ahead, you rotate the bezel six clicks (six hours). Now, using the pre-set GMT hand, you will see the third timezone on the bezel. Voliá!
DID YOU KNOW?
You don’t need to be (or have been) a boy scout to know your way around. It just so happens that the GMT complication can also be used as a compass. Simply set the GMT hand to local time and lay the watch flat and point the hour hand toward the sun. The 12H marker now points north (in the northern hemisphere) or south (in the southern hemisphere). With a GMT watch around your wrist you’re well equipped for every challenge life has to offer. It’s a cool party trick, too…
LEADING SCANDINAVIAN WATCH EXPERT
Having the leading watch specialist in Scandinavia, Kristian Haagen, on board for the creation of a new timepiece, is a great honour of ours. Don't recognize the name? Let us present Kristian.
Kristian Haagen is co-founder of the social media for watch lovers Dailywatch, founder of the monthly watch magazine Timegeeks, watch specialist at Vogue Scandinavia, author of eight books on watches and a consultant to some of the world's leading watch companies.
As a true feinschmecker, he has an uncompromising eye for quality and the finer things in life - which his impressive career and yearlong expertise within the watch industry highlights.