Feature: Linde Werdelin 3-Timer GMT
December 14, 2010
I recently had tested a Linde Werdelin 3-Timer GMT. Two hour hands and a 24-hour bezel allow three timezones to be displayed simultaneously, hence the name "3-Timer." This particular version comes with a steel case, green dial (although it looks almost black in most light), and a black textured leather strap.
The movement is an ETA 2893 A2, which powers two hour hands, a minutes hand, a seconds hand and a date function. The steel case features a mixture of polished and brushed finishes. The bezel is made very well and operates very smoothly. The strap and clasp work well, although people with smaller wrists should beware, because the molded strap design is integrated into the case and will not fit smaller wrists properly. If you are worried, just ask for a free trial, then you can determine if it works for you.
The quality of the 3-Timer is very good, much like you would expect from a ten thousand dollar timepiece. If you're into sports, you can add The Reef diving instrument or The Rock skiing instrument, both of which can be attached to the top of the case. If you like the green dial above, but want to save a little money and would consider another color, then go with the standard black dial version, which is virtually the same for $4,940.