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Very cool! Would be interesting to see it changing time zones on a cross-country flight.
You have to press a button for it to recalculate. It doesn't do it automatically. More reason to get a window seat!
Wow. Love it. I'm wearing a Seiko Kinetic Auto-Relay now and need this one to add to my collection. Brilliant!
I have a car, but I have a bike. I have MacBook Air, but I have a Nexus 7. I have a suitcase but I have a roll on. I'm not a minimalist. :-)
it uses the GPS signal to self-correct to the current time zone. Most people donʻt need GPS in their watches, or even a watch at all, but this also isnʻt priced for most people. I can see this being helpful for someone who spends inordinate amounts of time in airplanes.
This is the new version of mine. It's not GPS but you need 2 secs to change your zone: http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-JY0040-59L-Eco-Drive-Angels-Skyhawk/dp/B0019K9X1W
I have CASIO Wave Reception watch which gets radio signal for time adjustment if needed. Since I'm in an area (Arizona, USA) where time does not change (Summer/Winter time)... and I don't travel out that often so, GPS to adjust time zone is not priority for me. It would be nice to use the GPS capability for something more functional.
Although I like Seiko watches and some variants of the Skyhawk clock face too, the price tag is a bit too high for me. Even if I would get it on my next visit to Singapore - where I bought my last one...
Pretty cool watch, I have several Seiko's myself. Fantastic workmanship, style and price. Not sure if I need this one though. I don't travel as much as I used to.
Me neither. And if I do, I can live with Quartz precision and changing the time zone manually. Or I would get a Garmin Fenix for one fifth of the price of the Astron. But then the Fenix is quite ugly and does need recharging every few days.
Some people do. I wear one every day, despite the fact that I could pull my smartphone out of a trousers pocket any time.
I'll be wearing a watch again after a 20+ year hiatus as soon as the Pebble starts shipping. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android
That is such a cool watch, I heard Leo Laporte talking about it on Twit.tv, thanks for sharing.
Seiko makes some really awesome watches. Their Spring Drive technology is one of a kind as well - it combined a mechanical movement with quartz regulation. Many of their luxury "Grand Seiko" models have that.
I got a Citizen Attesa back in 2007 in Japan -- pretty much the same functionality: syncs with the nearest atomic clock, solar, time zones. I am still using it, the best watch I've ever had.
Too much complexity in a beautiful piece of machinery... I don't think it will last anywhere as long as other Seiko watches...
I can just imagine having to turn your watch off on your flight during takeoff and landing...
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