Best GMT Watches in 2021

Fast trains and jet planes have metaphorically shrunk the world. Travelers can zip through several time zones in less than a day, and many people have friends, family, clients, and business associates scattered across the planet.

Yes, you can calculate what time it is somewhere else with simple math, but this can get complicated for busy people with many irons in the fire. And who wants to phone a business associate at what is their 3 o’clock in the morning? For these folks, the functionality of a GMT watch can be quite useful.

With the addition of a secondary adjustable 24-hour hand and bezel, watch crafters can create a timepiece that tracks different timezones at once. Rolex was the first to introduce GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) watches. Used by wealthy globetrotters, they were quite expensive. But these days, Tissot, Seiko, Citizens, and boutique watch brands offer timepieces that track multiple timezones at a fraction of the cost.

Our Top Picks

They’re perfect for frequent flyers, pilots, international businessmen, or anyone who simply finds it interesting to keep up with world time. Find one to fit your budget from our collection of the best GMT watches.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Citizen Eco-Drive World Chronograph A-T Mens Watch, Stainless Steel with Polyurethane strap, Technology, Blue (Model: AT8020-03L)
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Citizen Men's Atomic Blue Angels Watch
  • analog dial
  • sapphire crystal
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Seiko 30th Anniversary GMT World Time Limited Edition Watch SPL060 Gold Brown
Seiko 30th Anniversary GMT World Time Watch
  • limited edition
  • analog dial
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Versace Men's 'HELLENYIUM GMT' Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Casual Watch (Model: V11020015)
Versace Men's HELLENYIUM GMT Watch
  • luminous dial
  • analog display
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Graf Zeppelin Nordstern Series Swiss Quartz GMT Watch with Coin-Edge Case 7546-3
Best Quartz Movement Watch
Zeppelin Nordstern Series GMT Watch
  • dual time display
  • analog dial
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Traser Aurora GMT, Leather Strap, Blue, 42mm, 107035
traser H3 Blue Aurora P59 GMT Watch
  • luminescent
  • analog dial
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Tissot Tradition GMT Leather Mens Watch - Brown
Tissot Tradition GMT Men's Watch
  • minimalist dial
  • analog display
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Men's Automatic Watches Mechanical Wristwatch GMT Watch Japanese Movement Stainless Steel Waterproof Classic Rotating Bezel
Best Automatic Movement Watch
HaiQin Men's GMT Wristwatch
  • analog display
  • automatic movement
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Torgoen T9 Black GMT Pilot Watch for Men, Swiss Quartz, Mineral Crystal with Black Leather Strap
Torgoen T9 Pilot Watch
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • analog dial
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Fanmis GMT Master Sapphire Glass Blue and Black Ceramic Bezel Men's Silver Automatic Watch
Fanmis GMT Master Automatic Watch
  • analog display
  • luminescent dial
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Stuhrling Original Mens Stainless Steel Jubilee Bracelet GMT Watch - Swiss Quartz, Dual Time, Quickset Date with Screw Down Crown, Water Resistant up to 10 ATM (Black/Blue)
Stuhrling Original Jubilee GMT Watch
  • analog display
  • Krysterna mineral
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Best Atomic Time Watch

Citizen Men's Atomic Blue Angels Watch

Citizen Eco-Drive World Chronograph A-T Mens Watch, Stainless Steel with Polyurethane strap, Technology, Blue (Model: AT8020-03L)

Keep track of the time around the world with the Citizen Blue Angels Watch for men. Featuring Citizen’s Eco-Drive solar power, this timepiece honors the precision flying of the US Navy Blue Angels and reflects the excitement of the thunderous vibrations spectators feel at a live air show. The busy blue analog dial has silver hands and indices with yellow accents. The dial cover is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The Blue Angels watch atomic timekeeping in 5 zones around the world. The Japanese quartz movement is powered by Citizen’s Eco-Drive solar technology. Artificial or natural light energy is stored in a rechargeable cell. Functions include a 1/20-second chronograph and a perpetual calendar. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock on the dial.

The 43-mm stainless steel dial features a colorful Blue Angels emblem on the back. The blue ion-plated bezel is a slide rule. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft) and comes with a blue synthetic leather band with a yellow lining.

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • sapphire crystal
  • quartz movement
  • solar powered
  • perpetual calendar
  • atomic timekeeping
  • stainless steel case
  • slide rule bezel
  • synthetic leather band
  • water resistance: 200 meters
  • case size: 43 mm
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Seiko 30th Anniversary GMT World Time Watch

Seiko 30th Anniversary GMT World Time Limited Edition Watch SPL060 Gold Brown

The handsome Seiko GMT World Time Watch is a limited edition celebrating the manufacturer’s 30th anniversary. It can go easily from a dress watch to a field watch. The analog dial has a beautiful vintage look with world map replica subdials and classic Roman numerals. The case cover is sapphire crystal.

The 40 mm screwback case is gold plated stainless steel and features an engraved back to mark the limited edition. The stainless steel bezel is fixed. It’s accompanied by a genuine brushed leather band with a goldtone buckle. It’s water-resistant to 50 meters (165 ft).

The Seiko GMT watch features atomic radio-controlled world time, chronograph, and perpetual calendar with a date display at 3 o’clock.

Specifications

  • limited edition
  • analog dial
  • quartz movement
  • world time
  • calendar
  • chronograph
  • fixed bezel
  • gold-plated stainless steel case
  • leather band
  • water resistance: 50 meters
  • case size: 40 mm
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Versace Men's HELLENYIUM GMT Watch

Versace Men's 'HELLENYIUM GMT' Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Casual Watch (Model: V11020015)

The Versace HELLENYIUM GMT Watch has an elegant look for the trendy jet setter. The black analog dial features luminous hands and indices and the top ring has black 24-hour markings. The dial cover is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The Versace logo is at 12 o’clock and the date is displayed at 3 o’clock.

The HELLENYIUM keeps world time with Swiss quartz movement. A thickness of only 11 mm gives the watch a slim profile. The silvertone stainless steel case has dimensions of 42 mm and has a stainless steel stationary bezel. It’s complemented by a silvertone link-style bracelet with a push-button deployment clasp. It’s water-resistant to 50 meters (165 ft).

Specifications

  • luminous dial
  • analog display
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • 24-hr top ring
  • sapphire crystal
  • stainless steel case & band
  • stationary bezel
  • water resistance: 50 meters
  • case size: 42 mm
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Best Quartz Movement Watch

Zeppelin Nordstern Series GMT Watch

Graf Zeppelin Nordstern Series Swiss Quartz GMT Watch with Coin-Edge Case 7546-3

Travel the planet wearing the attractive Zeppelin Nordstern GMT Watch with dual time display. The midnight blue analog dial has contrasting white Arabic numerals and red accents. The delicate hour and minute hands are silvertone. A red hand marks the 24-hr inner dial display for the freely adjustable second time zone. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock, and the dial cover is hardened mineral crystal.

The Zeppelin Norstern’s 41 mm stainless steel case has a coin edge and solid case back. The band is dark blue croc-embossed leather. Powered by quartz movement, it’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 ft). It comes with a 2-year warranty.

 

Specifications

  • dual time display
  • analog dial
  • date display
  • mineral crystal
  • quartz movement
  • stainless steel case
  • leather band
  • 2-year warranty
  • water resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 41 mm
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traser H3 Blue Aurora P59 GMT Watch

Traser Aurora GMT, Leather Strap, Blue, 42mm, 107035

The traser H3 P59 GMT Watch has a unique look with a colorful, luminescent analog dial. Analog numerals mark the quarter hours on the outer dial with tiny indices in between. The 24-hour display has a color gradient inner dial representing day turning to night. The dial cover is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The taser GMT watch features precise Swiss quartz movement. The 42 mm case is stainless steel. Functions include a perpetual calendar with a date window at 3 o’clock. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 ft) and is complemented by a dark blue leather band.

 

Specifications

  • luminescent
  • analog dial
  • sapphire crystal
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • stainless steel case
  • leather band
  • calendar
  • water resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 42 mm
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Tissot Tradition GMT Men's Watch

Tissot Tradition GMT Leather Mens Watch - Brown

The Tissot Tradition Men’s Watch is for those who want a GMT watch with a minimalist-style look. The white analog dial features gray hands and indices and one Arabic numeral at the 12 o’clock position and two minimalist subdials for a dual time display. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock, and the dial cover is a sapphire crystal.

Powered by Swiss quartz movement, the Tissot Tradition has a 42 mm stainless steel case and stainless steel fixed bezel. It has a slim profile with a thickness of 11 mm to fit under the cuff as a dress watch. It comes with a brown leather croc-embossed band and is water-resistant to 30 meters (100 ft).

Specifications

  • minimalist dial
  • analog display
  • sapphire crystal
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • dual time
  • 2 subdials
  • date display
  • stainless steel case
  • fixed bezel
  • leather band
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 42 mm
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Best Automatic Movement Watch

HaiQin Men's GMT Wristwatch

Men's Automatic Watches Mechanical Wristwatch GMT Watch Japanese Movement Stainless Steel Waterproof Classic Rotating Bezel

Keep up with local time and departure time in style with the HaiQin GMT Watch for men. The red and blue “Coke” analog dial features luminescent hands and geometric indices. An independent 24-hour hand and 24-hour scale unidirectional rotating bezel keep up with the time in different zones. With Japanese automatic movement, the time can be adjusted using the winding crown without affecting the operation of the minute and seconds hand.

The 41 mm case is made of316L stainless steel and the dial cover is durable Hardlex mineral.  A magnified date window is at 3 o’clock. It’s water-resistant to 30 meters (99ft) and comes with a stainless steel bracelet-style band with a double-locking foldover clasp.

 

Specifications

  • analog display
  • automatic movement
  • luminescent dial
  • Hardlex mineral
  • date display
  • rotating bezel
  • stainless steel case & band
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 41 mm
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Torgoen T9 Pilot Watch

Torgoen T9 Black GMT Pilot Watch for Men, Swiss Quartz, Mineral Crystal with Black Leather Strap

The sporty look of the Torgoen 9 GMT Watch will appeal to pilots and other professionals. Using the best in Swiss quartz movement, it was designed to be affordable without compromising quality. The black analog dial has large luminescent Arabic numerals at the quarter hours and a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. The dial cover is mineral crystal.

The non-radioactive luminescence provides 8 hours of visibility in complete darkness if the watch is charged with light during the day. The 42 mm dial is stainless steel with a screw-down curved back. The band is black leather with black and yellow stitching. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (300 ft).

 

Specifications

  • Swiss quartz movement
  • analog dial
  • date display
  • mineral crystal
  • stainless steel case
  • leather band
  • water resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 42 mm
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Fanmis GMT Master Automatic Watch

Fanmis GMT Master Sapphire Glass Blue and Black Ceramic Bezel Men's Silver Automatic Watch

The Fanmis GMT Master has a simple, classic design that is versatile to wear for any occasion and with any attire. The black analog display is bold with silver luminescent hands and geometric indices. There is an easy-to-read date display at 3 o’clock. The ceramic 24-format bezel with screw-down crown gradates from blue to black to represent day and night. The dial cover is a high-quality synthetic sapphire crystal.

The Fanmis keeps accurate time with automatic self-winding movement. The 40 mm stainless steel case has a solid back with an insignia. The matching silvertone link-style bracelet has a safety deployment clasp. It’s water-resistant to 30 meters (99 ft).

 

Specifications

  • analog display
  • luminescent dial
  • synthetic sapphire crystal
  • ceramic bezel
  • automatic self-winding movement
  • screw-down crown
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 40 mm
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Stuhrling Original Jubilee GMT Watch

Stuhrling Original Mens Stainless Steel Jubilee Bracelet GMT Watch - Swiss Quartz, Dual Time, Quickset Date with Screw Down Crown, Water Resistant up to 10 ATM (Black/Blue)

The Stuhrling Jubilee GMT Watch has the look of a high-end watch at an amazing price. The black analog dial is easy to read with luminescent hands and indices. Dual time is displayed with the marked coin edge bezel with blue and black gradient coloring. The dial cover is a Krysterna mineral.

Swiss quartz movement keeps the Stuhrling Jubilee running accurately. A tachometer and perpetual calendar are special features, and the date is displayed at 3 o’clock. The 42 mm case is stainless steel with a screw-down crown. It has a matching silvertone stainless steel bracelet with a push-button deployment safety clasp. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 ft) and comes with a 2-year international warranty.

 

Specifications

  • analog display
  • Krysterna mineral
  • dual time
  • luminescent
  • calendar
  • tachometer
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • stainless steel case & band
  • 2-year warranty
  • water resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 42 mm
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