Please sign in to post.

Dual time zone watches

Looking online at dual time zone watches for DH birthday coming up quickly. Since he still has to deal with clients while we're away, I thought it would be nice, but he hates putting big money in watches and would hate if I did for one he would only wear occasionally so I'm looking at cheapies. I get the ones that have two faces, but both would be too small for him to see without glasses. The ones that have one face confuse me a little. The rectangle at the bottom of these watches---is that supposed to be set for the second time zone? The big one is usually analog and the smaller rectangle is digital. OR do they both show the same time and you press a button or something to change the zone? Does anyone have one and know what I'm talking about? Need to order soon.

Posted by
9110 posts

The face can be set to any time.

So can the electronics in the rectangle. Pushing buttons could also make the area a timer, countdown timer, lap timer, alarm clock, stopwatch, and Dick Tracy two-way wrist radio.

Posted by
2081 posts

ckpatchett,

i just bought a casio watch with satellite? synch. It will take a few minutes or so, but i like it. Keeps from having to push butttons and such.

happy trails.

Posted by
31137 posts

I've been using a Casio model similar to THIS for many years, and it's always worked well. It only displays one time zone at a time, but I believe they have some models that display two time zones simultaneously. For an inexpensive $23 watch, it's been very reliable.

Posted by
24386 posts

Maybe too cheap >>? I use a couple of Timex Ironman watches, fully digital, with 3 time zones. One face, with a button to change time zones. One has a golf stroke counter which I don't recommend because it is a bit clumsy; both have many other features that I do use regularly.

Posted by
28 posts

Thanks, guys. Michael, I've been looking mostly at Casios. Good looks and nice price. He really only wears metal bands, but I'm assuming the bands can be changed on just about any of them.

I was just curious about whether it shows both zones or if you had to press one of the side buttons. They all seem to have a lot of other features that I know he wouldn't want or use. The simpler, the better.

Posted by
7076 posts

This might be too late, but I've bought a couple on different overseas flights: one on Delta and another on Air France.

Posted by
28 posts

Thank you all for your replies. I have ordered a Casio. I did want it for his birthday in about 10 days. I'll let you know what he thinks :)

Posted by
28 posts

Thanks, guys. I ended up ordering a Casio that looks very much like the one he already wears but with the digital showing the second time zone. Birthday is Monday. We'll see if I guessed right!

Posted by
5590 posts

I have a Timex Ironman. The instructions are long gone and the button labels are somewhat worn. It takes me some trial and error to reset my second zone time. Hope your new watch is easy to reprogram.