A wristwatch is just a wristwatch, right? It is a handy way to tell the time. True, but what if there are more than two times that a person has to know of? These days, there are watches that are known as GMT watches, or Greenwich Mean Time watches. What are these watches, and who are the people who should use them?
What is a GMT Watch?
A GMT watch is a wristwatch that has two or more operational clock faces within the original clock face itself. What this means is that it is a watch with smaller watches inside. These smaller watches are also powered by the same mechanism that powers up the wristwatch, but they can be set in accordance to different time zones.
Different parts of the world have different times. While it is morning in California might not necessarily mean it is also morning in Korea. Because of the Earth’s size and shape, the sun hits different areas at different times, therefore causing different times on different areas as well.
Generally, the areas of the world are divided by lines—the GMT lines. Each line deviates from the central GMT line by an hour, so the state or country falling in a GMT line could have a time zone of GMT + 2, or GMT – 5, and so on.
A GMT watch can easily accommodate this discrepancy in time, as it can have two or more working clock faces.
Who Can Benefit the Most From a GMT Watch?
There are a number of people who can find good use for a GMT watch, most notably are those who travel to different states or countries frequently. Businessmen and women can now book flights and schedule international appointments without having to guess at the time difference between the areas involved. Having a GMT watch will also prevent blunders in setting up agendas and coming late because of misunderstandings in time.
Overseas workers (and their loved ones) can also use these watches, essentially to keep track of when to keep in touch with their families or loved ones abroad. Having two or more clock faces within a single wristwatch will enable people to tell if their loved one is sleeping or taking their lunch break.
Call center agents or telemarketers vying for a foreign market can also benefit from wearing a GMT watch. As most often is the case, the time differences between the agent and the customer makes the agent susceptible to mistakes in calling and in greeting the customer. This watch effectively discourages those mistakes.
What is The Time?
Still, there are no rules as to who can or who cannot wear a certain watch. If GMT watches are the wearer’s thing, then he or she is free to wear them. If anything, a GMT watch will make for a very interesting conversation piece. When a pretty young lady asks you for the time, you can smoothly ask back whether she would like the time in America, Italy, Japan—or anyplace!