Ultimate 28 Best GMT Watches For Men
Hey everyone, today I’m going to be taking a look at some of the best GMT watches for men. I’ll be showcasing watches for all different types of budgets, so whether you’re after a cheap GMT watch, or a luxury GMT watch, there will be something on show for you.
To make it a little easier to skim read through this list of the top GMT watches I’ve added in an ‘affordable’ or ‘mid range’ or ‘luxury’ tag to the various watches so you can skip to which models suit you best.
I hope you enjoy this selection of the top GMT dual time watches.
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Here are our most recommended GMT watches for men. Which one do you think is the best gmt watch? Don’t forget to comment at the end and let us know. We’ve included many of the top GMT watches under 500 for you to browse through.
1. FIYTA Men’s Extreme GMT Watch (Affordable)
First up in our list of the best men’s GMT watches is this edition from FIYTA. FIYTA are one of China’s leading watchmakers and are known for their creative designs which have won them numerous awards. With a very modern style, this timepiece features a Swiss quartz movement with a GMT complications and is fastened with a comfortable genuine leather strap. There’s also a small date display on the dial, a nice use of lume, and a sapphire crystal glass for excellent scratch resistance. Not bad for an affordable GMT watch in my opinion.
2. Muhle Glashutte Men’s Seebataillon GMT Automatic Watch (Luxury)
Muhle Glashutte are a fantastic German luxury watch producer. Their timepieces are made in Germany and focus on the fundamentals of timekeeping with easy to read displays and precision accuracy at the top of their agenda. The Seebataillon GMT watch is powered by a Swiss automatic movement and features a 300m water resistance rating. Overall a great looking luxury GMT diver.
3. Tissot Couturier GMT Chronograph Watch (Mid range)
The next GMT watch we have featured is from Tissot who have been producing stunning Swiss watches since 1853. The world famous Swiss brand continues to make reliable, luxurious timepieces that are truly beautiful. This is the Couturier GMT model that features a Swiss quartz movement, sapphire glass, and 100m water resistance rating. A brilliant dual time watch.
4. Rotary Swiss Made Legacy Quartz GMT Watch (Mid range)
One of my favourite affordable GMT watches is this Swiss made model from Rotary. Rotary of course, being the popular Swiss watch manufacturer established in 1895. This Swiss watch is from their Les Originales collection features a GMT complication along with a Swiss quartz movement, sapphire glass, 100m water resistance, and 24 hour bezel with ceramic insert. Overall a very stunning GMT watch.
5. Tissot Men’s Couturier GMT Chronograph Watch (Mid range)
Here we have another popular Tissot chronograph GMT watch. This model features a sturdy stainless steel strap with a popular deployment style clasp. As you’d expect from Tissot, it features a Swiss quartz chronograph GMT movement, a sapphire crystal glass, and a 100m water resistance rating. I quite like the set out of the sub dials on this timepiece, it’s a bit different, but interesting.
6. Tissot Men’s Couturier Chronograph GMT Watches (Mid Range)
This is a slight colour variant of the previous Tissot GMT watch. If you weren’t a fan of that two tone style of the previous dial, then perhaps this is more up your street. The 24 hour GMT display is in the same colour as the rest of the dial, blending in nicely. It’s a Swiss GMT watch with a Swiss quartz chronograph movement, sapphire glass, and a 100m water resistance rating.
7. Ball Engineer II Red Label Chronometer GMT Automatic Watch (Luxury)
Ball are another very well respected luxury watch brand. The handsome gents Ball Engineer II Red Label Chronometer GMT watch is made of stainless steel and is powered by a Swiss automatic GMT movement calibre ETA 2893 Chronometer regulated. The watch is regulated to the highest COSC accuracy specifications as a chronometer. The red GMT hand is easily visible on the dial as a primary feature. The watch also features sapphire glass and a 100m water resistance rating. Well worth considering if you like luxury GMT watches.
8. Certina Men’s DS Podium GMT Chronograph Watch (Mid range)
Certina are a serious sports watch brand that focuses on the highest demands of quality and design with precision engineering and comprehensive protective features built in. They’re part of the enormous Swatch group and are known for their high end watches. The DS Podium GMT features a Swiss made chronograph quartz GMT movement along with a sapphire crystal glass and 100m water resistance rating.
9. Hamilton Men’s Jazzmaster Limited Edition GMT Automatic Dual Time Watch (Luxury)
This is a truly stunning watch made by the Swiss watch company, Hamilton. Hamilton are globally recognised for their beautifully designed and highly functional timepieces since 1893. If you appreciate traditional wristwatch design then the Hamilton range are sure to please you. This model is very eye catching with its ultra cool black PVD finish. The Jazzmaster is one of the top travel watches for men. The Swiss GMT is limited edition with only 999 being created. With an ETA 2893-2 Swiss automatic GMT movement, 50m water resistance, and sapphire glass this is an extremely high end dual time display watch. Possibly my favourite dual time watch.
10. Rotary Tradition Swiss Made Quartz GMT Watch (Mid range)
Here we have another popular GMT watch from Rotary. Like the previous Rotary watch it is also part of the popular Les Originales series. I love the display on this timepiece, it’s kept quite clear and the rose gold PVD detailing works brilliantly with the casing. The GMT complication is in blue to make it stand out as well. The watch features a Swiss GMT quartz movement, has a sapphire glass and 100m water resistance rating.
11. Seiko GMT Kinetic Watch (Mid range)
Seiko are a well-known brand that really don’t need much of an introduction. This Kinetic GMT watch from them uses a rather interesting movement. The Seiko Kinetic technology uses an automatic movement to continuously recharge a quartz movement, this gives you the benefit of your watch never running out of power. The Seiko GMT hand has a red tip to differ it from the rest of the watch hands. It also features a mineral crystal glass and 100m water resistance rating.
12. Seiko Men’s Kinetic GMT Watches (Mid range)
This next GMT watch is a slight variation on the previous Seiko Kinetic model. The watch has a stainless steel strap rather than a leather one, and also goes for a slightly different dial colouration. But the movement is the same with the GMT Kinetic quartz for the benefits of an automatic that can actually store the power to run a quartz movement. As with the previous watch it has a 100m water resistance rating and mineral crystal glass.
13. Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Infantry GMT Watch (Mid Range)
Victorinox are a top Swiss brand in my opinion. They create these stunning Swiss made timepieces that undergo more than a hundred rigorous quality control tests before they reach your wrist. The brand aims for classic style with professionalism and understated glamour. All of Victorinox Swiss Army’s watches are designed and manufactured in Switzerland. If you’re after affordable Swiss GMT watches then this is well worth considering. The watch is powered by a Swiss quartz GMT movement with a sapphire glass and 100m water resistance rating.
14. Victroinox Swiss Army Infantry GMT Watch (Mid range)
Again we have a variation switch up here. This Victorinox watch features the same overall dial design as the previous model, but goes for a soft genuine leather strap instead of the stainless steel in the last watch. The GMT hand is in red to make it stand out nicely from the rest of the dial. As with the first Victorinox watch, this model has a Swiss quartz GMT movement, sapphire crystal glass, and a 100m water resistance rating.
15. Certina DS Podium Titanium GMT Watch (Mid range)
Titanium watches are often desired as they’re both stronger and lighter and stainless steel, they do tend to cost a little bit extra though as titanium is more expensive. Certina have produced this stunning titanium GMT watch that’s Swiss made and features a Swiss chronograph quartz movement. Along with a sapphire crystal glass and 100m water resistance rating, this should prove popular for those that love titanium watches.
16. Oris ProPilot GMT Automatic Watch (Luxury)
Oris have been producing watches in Switzerland for well over a century now. They’ve perfected their traditional watch making techniques and developed an awesome range of styles. Oris focuses purely on mechanical functions and are a leading luxury brand in the industry. This aviator GMT watch has a large 45mm display with a complication perfect for pilots, the second time zone display. The Oris ProPilot has a separate subdial for the seconds hand, and features an enlarged date display. With a Swiss automatic GMT movement claibre 748 – SW220-1 this is a very high end luxury GMT watch. It also features a exhibition caseback, dual time display, sapphire glass, and a 100m water resistance rating.
17. Elysee Sithon GMT Watch (Mid range)
The Elysee watch brand has roots that date back to 1920 in Switzerland. These days the Elysee watches are manufactured in Germany. The Elysee brand focuses on stability and reliability with each watch undergoing a series of quality tests from experienced watch makers and watch winders before it makes its way to your wrist. Elysee watches has a selection of classic vintage styles with some added contemporary elements. I love the strap on this model, it’s something a little bit different and uses a jewellery style clasp. It features a GMT Quartz movement and 30m water resistance rating.
18. Bruno Sohnle Men’s Stuttgart GMT Watch (Mid range)
Next up we have Bruno Sohnle bringing us another high end German made GMT watch. If you’re looking for a more classically designed GMT watch then this model could be ideal for you. The smart looking timepiece has a comfortable mesh style strap and features a quartz GMT movement and 100m water resistance rating. Another one of the top German travel watches for men.
19. Junkers Tante Ju GMT Watch (Affordable GMT watch)
Junkers are another one of my favourite brands. They take a lot of their inspiration from the aviation industry and as such you get these distinctive designs that are heavily influenced by technology associated with pilots. I love the detailing on the dial of this Junkers watch. It’s nice to include a few affordable GMT watches in this list today, this model features a quartz GMT movement, 100m water resistance rating, and a mineral crystal glass. Well worth considering if you’re on a budget.
20. Luminox SCX GMT Watch (Mid range GMT Watches)
It’s not surprise to me that Luminox would feature on this list of the best GMT watches for men. The brand works closely with military groups around the world and designs custom watches for the needs of various special forces. This model features an oversized dial design at 48mm and has a hardened durable stainless steel and resin casing. The watch also features a Swiss GMT quartz movement along with a 200m water resistance rating and mineral crystal glass. The mineral glass is chosen as it’s much less likely to shatter than sapphire glass under extreme stress.
21. Eterna Adventic GMT Automatic Watch (Luxury)
Here we have another luxury Swiss made GMT timepiece from Eterna. Eterna are a high end luxury Swiss brand that was initially established in Switzerland in 1856. In 1948 they created the revolutionary new automatic movement, the Eterna-matic. It utilised five ball bearings to create a friction-reducing movement, this in turn became the company logo. This watch from Eterna is sure to set you back quite a bit of money. It features a Swiss automatic GMT movement, along with a 50m water resistance rating and sapphire glass.
22. Glycine Airman 18 Sphair Automatic GMT World Timer (High end)
Glycine has a really nice selection of Pilot watches that feature the GMT complication. This model has a larger easy to read display with the 24 hour measurements around the outside of the dial. The oversized crowns are an interesting design point that I’m quite a fan of. With a Swiss automatic GMT movement and anti-reflective sapphire glass this model is ideal for those who love their aviation watches.
23. Nautec No Limit Deep Sea Diver GMT Watch (Affordable GMT)
The Nautec No Limit is a rather interesting watch that has a diver’s style to it with a GMT complication. This fairly affordable GMT timepiece have a rather nice Pepsi style bezel and an impressive 300m water resistance rating. If you’re after an entry-level dual time watch then this could be worth looking at in more detail.
24. So & Co New York GMT Watch (Affordable)
This next affordable GMT watch is from So & Co, a brand that’s proved popular on The Watch Blog in the past. It’s a fairly simple watch but I really like the design of the dial. The green detailing is really appealing to me, not a colour I often see gone for. The watch features a cyclopes magnifier above the date and has a Swiss quartz GMT movement, mineral crystal glass, and a 50m water resistance rating. An ideal choice if you’re after a cheap GMT watch.
25. Timex Special Intelligent 3-GMT Quartz Watch (Affordable)
Another one of the best cheap GMT watches has to be this handy Timex model. It’s very affordable in comparison to many of the other GMT watches featured on today’s list. It has an oversized casing design at 47mm but isn’t overly chunky with a 13mm thickness. The hands feature a good amount of lume and the GMT complication is easy to see with its red detailing. The watch uses a quartz movement and has a 100m water resistance rating. Not bad for the price in my opinion.
26. Seiko Men’s Sportura GMT Kinetic Watch (Mid range)
We are slowly coming to the end of this list of the best GMT watches for men. To be fair I could have featured a lot more Seiko watches, but I had to be sensible and limit it somewhat. This is another diver’s style timepiece from Seiko that features the GMT complication and is one of their best sellers. The Seiko Sportura GMT uses the popular Kinetic perpetual movement that we discussed earlier on, and has a 100m water resistance rating.
27. Seiko Prospex GMT Diver Kinetic Watch (Mid range)
This is a high end Seiko diver’s watch, one of their most popular models. The watch features a very impressive diver’s 200m rating making it ISO certified and suitable for scuba diving at depths not suitable for saturation diving. It has a high visibility design with plenty of lume to make it easy to read in dim lit conditions. The GMT hand has an easy hour adjustment function which can come in useful. This Seiko diver uses a Kinetic GMT movement calibre 5M85 and has a sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating. A truly great watch that’s perfect if you’re after a diving timepiece with the GMT feature.
28. Rolex GMT-Master II Oyster Perpetual (Luxury)
I figured this would be the ideal watch to end on. The Rolex GMT-Master II is for those of you with the highest of budgets. Although it was originally designed for professionals the Rolex GMT-Master became popular with the wider traveling public due to its peerless functionality and rugged great design. This would set you back over £6,000, so it’s perfect if money is no object to you.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at the 28 best GMT watches for men. There should be something available for any budget, from GMT watches under £100 all the way up to luxury timepieces like a Rolex. As always I’d like to say a massive thanks to anyone who took the time to have a look through all these watches, let me know what your favourite was in the comments section below.
If you know of any other awesome GMT watches under £500 be sure to let the community know via the comments section.