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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.
I never heard of the Ecozilla before...it's not on the Citizen website, got a link?
I think they are out of production. I have seen a few used on WUS though. It is just too big for my wrist.
Today's watch: my 1976 GMT...
What time zones have you set there? I always set my GMT dial to GMT with the 2400 aligned at the top, then set the local hour hand separately. Cleans up the "look" quite a bit. Always liked the two tone bezel, though.
I have a bracelet-model Citizen EcoZilla that's no longer in the rotation, nor likely to be anytime soon.
Be aware that the bracelet and the strap models actually have different cases; therefore, if you have a bracelet model, you can't put a strap on it, and vice versa.
It's in fine shape. If anyone's interested, PM me.
Check Suppa Parts for the Citizen.
France time. But this a GMT 1, cannot adjust the 24h arm...
Centre the 2400 hour at the top of the dial. Adjust the GMT dial to the current GMT time. Adjust the normal hour hand to your local time. Do the older ones have this feature? I adjust the date to yesterday, then move the local hour hand through midnight to today's date and to local time. Then GMT is always easy to find by aligning the 2400 at the top, fro any time zone. Love mine.
Older GMT's dont have the right design, IMHO - my Breitling with the ETA movement can set the 24 hour hand without stopping the watch, IIRC, it's still at the spa....
But the fast way with the rolex GMT is to set the 24 hour dial to GMT - then the 12 hour hands to your local [home] zone, then use the bezel to set to whatever zone you happen to be in at the moment - that way you know home time and date, GMT and the local time all in one display.
I guess some of the newer watches allow you to leave the GMT hand alone, set the 12 hour hand separately and not have to re-hack the watch. I have no idea how that kind of movement handles date display, if any.
You can change them out. Google Walt's Zilla Adapters.
I must admit I do not get it.... "adjust this and that..." France right now is less 9 hours from where I live... So I just adjust the dial at minus 9 hours. Been doing that for 36 years... Everywhere in the world and never woke up anyone by calling at the wrong time!
My LUM-TEC GMT has an ETA movement and one sets the GMT and date at the first click (date counter-clockwise, GMT clockwise) and the time by the second click. The watch does not stop at the first click.
I know about them and Suppa's. It's just that the additional money starts to push the Zilla closer to more than I'd pay for it. Still on the fence.
Today's watch: German (with chinese movement??).
I have a question for the forum: how come the UK known for its car/plane/ship/motorcycle industries was never known for its watches (or cameras)??? I know Italian, French, German even Russian watches but not a single British one!
Take a look at Christopher Ward's watches. They don't have a long history, they make a really decent watch for the money. Swiss movement, English design and manufacture.
I got this a few weeks ago. Manual wind dirt cheap, but put a new strap on it.
My Fortis had a bent pusher and it cost well over NZD $1000 to repair. Thankfully it was insured.
It took a while to get used to the weight again, after wearing the above watch. I don't even know
which watch it's supposed to be a copy of, but it keeps the time ok and has a nice display back.
Do a search for "Smiths".
Isn't the timekeeper for the IOM TT an English watchmaker - Graham's is it ?
My Citizen. It has lived on my wrist pretty much non-stop for the last 7 years.