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I am eagerly awaiting a 6117-6410 Navigator Timer. As with so many other vintage Seiko designs (6309-704x,6105-811x,6139-600x) this one started as "Oh, that's interesting but whatever..." to " I MUST HAVE IT!". I may be starting down a slippery slope of 4th hand ruination as there are several World Timers that are also kind of stimulating dopamine production. I am a Seikoholic looking for a fix...

I have researched ad nausea and I feel that I have a comprehensive understanding as to how the 4th hand and 24 hour ring in a 6117 are used. What I was wondering was how do my addicted brethren use theirs? I will probably set the 2nd time zone to US pacific. I am on the east coast and have a sister on the west coast with whom I converse almost daily. I do not need a device to calculate a 3hr time shift but what the heck...

Do you track GMT? Track the time zone of a loved one? Every actually calculate longitude while at sea?

screen caps of seller's pics (and an original H link! yippee!!)...






EDIT: Watch arrived today (06/04/10). Much better than the eBay pics. Seems to be all original, works splendidly. Eventually a service, gaskets, lume, maybe crystal...but for now she's good to go as is!




 

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arocpk said:
Ha ha good question.....I got this lot of GMT 6117 & 6217 but I don't even know how to use the GMT function



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Thats a shame!
At least use it to track another time zone from a different city/country, if not the default GMT.
 

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I usually set mine for some place far away like Japan, Australia or NZ for no reason other than to look once in a while and think, "Hmm. Higuchi must be sleeping now".

Actually I do have some coworkers in the UK, so when on a project with them I will set it to LON just to remind myself not to expect them to call into any meetings at 4pm EST.
 

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I keep the GMT hand on my local time, and as I travel accross timezones I step the hour-hand using the true GMT function (as on my 600m Spring Drive diver, Spring Drive GMT, and the several watches I have with the SR56 Quartz movements. I love being able to adjust the hour-hand without hacking the movement, specially on the Spring-Drives, to monitor accuracy over months, rather than days.

Ron
 

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sjbrook said:
I am eagerly awaiting a 6117-6410 Navigator Timer. As with so many other vintage Seiko designs (6309-704x,6105-811x,6139-600x) this one started as "Oh, that's interesting but whatever..." to " I MUST HAVE IT!". I may be starting down a slippery slope of 4th hand ruination as there are several World Timers that are also kind of stimulating dopamine production. I am a Seikoholic looking for a fix...

I have researched ad nausea and I feel that I have a comprehensive understanding as to how the 4th hand and 24 hour ring in a 6117 are used. What I was wondering was how do my addicted brethren use theirs? I will probably set the 2nd time zone to US pacific. I am on the east coast and have a sister on the west coast with whom I converse almost daily. I do not need a device to calculate a 3hr time shift but what the heck...

Do you track GMT? Track the time zone of a loved one? Every actually calculate longitude while at sea?

screen caps of seller's pics (and an original H link! yippee!!)...
That's a fine looking Navigator, congratulations. I've got a late 1960's Enicar that uses a similar rotating 24 hour ring to track a second time zone. Before travelling I would set the ring to show the destination or away timezone. On arrival I would reset both the hands to local time and the ring to home time.
 

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thanks for the reminder that I have a GMT in the box...modded with pink hands, no less! So I just set the GMT red hand to Vancouver Canada time and the regular hands are Japan time....so I'll know what the wife is doing when I'm visiting for a week :))

 

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Hmmmm. The pink looks kind of odd, like its been washed out by the Sun. Red would have been better IMO.
 

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I worked for Nite watches out of England and lived in Hong Kong
I used an Omega Seamaster 50th yr GMT to know what time to make the up-date calls to the office ...
 

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Hmmmm. The pink looks kind of odd, like its been washed out by the Sun. Red would have been better IMO.
haha...an American fellow was experimenting back in 2004 with the colored hands.....the pink hands actually are a very common color in the Japanese color palette, so here the dial color scheme is seen as completely normal. The previous owner also changed over the GMT hand to red.

I once read that the pink color is the most visible color for deeper sea diving where light is minimal.......and must agree that as the sun sets and nite is at hand, the pink hands are still highly visible to me....haha!
 
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