Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Kanwar Sandhu, who writes:
I want to share some information, which may be interesting for SWLers.
It’s the Torgoen T9 GMT watch.
It has a Swiss GMT movement manufactured by Ronda that allows to set the GMT hand to a different time zone, which in the case of a professional pilot would be the Greenwich Mean Time or GMT.
This ability makes it a perfect fit for the shortwave listener.
Thanks for sharing, Kanwar. I love analog watches, but rarely wear them these days because I like tracking my activity levels (my current watch is the Garmin Instinct recommended by my friend Sébastien (VA2SLW).
Analog watches, however, appeal to me much more than digital watches. I do like the design of the T9 watch face and the GMT hand. (Although I bet our friend Jeff over at the Herculodge blog would argue it’s not nearly beefy enough!)
I checked prices and it appears the Torgoen T9 is widely available (with different colors/bands) for about $140 – $190 US. Reviews seem mixed. At least, on Amazon, some models have a very positive review thread while others less so.
I could easily become a watch collector if I had the funds to do so. For now, that’s not a rabbit hole I’m willing to venture down because my radio passion pretty much consumes all “fun” money! Oh but I can admire from a distance–!
Post readers: Any other recommendations of analog GMT watches? Do you have the T9? Please comment!