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It is the general belief (or perhaps hope) that military personnel wear military watches. General Norman Schwarzkopf certainly didn't on either wrist. Both of his timepieces were quite civilian, and it is somewhat amusing or perhaps charming that rather than wear a single watch with two timezones, he wore two separate watches. As a dive-style watch, the Seiko was both comfortable and legible. It served as a beater or desk diver watch of many, and for General Norman Schwarzkopf it was reliable timepiece he wore all the time. While an automatic version of the Seiko is available, Schwarzkopf's model was a quartz piece. That would have made more sense at the time as quartz was far more popular than mechanical watches and considered the highpoint of wrist watch technology.
Therefore, if you find yourself in an emergency situation, you twist off the cap of the transmitter and pull the antennae out from both sides of the case. The watch then sends out a distress signal alternating between the 121.5MHz analogue signal and the 406MHz digital signal, and all this for up to 24 hours. These specifications place the watch in the PLB or Personal Locator Beacon category of the Cospas-Sarsat International Satellite System.
4N has promised that future versions of the watch will not have orange, but perhaps other colors and case styles. We still love the original 4N-MVT01/D01, though I would have thought after four years they could have come up with an actual name versus reference number. I still just call it "the 4N" watch, and am hoping for 4N to give the timepiece a proper name if they are going to produce more of them. The 16 watches come in either titanium, 18k white gold, or platinum. All of them are sold save for one that will be the subject of a flash sale on TouchOfModern today, June 13th. There is a link to where you can register for the sale tomorrow. I am pretty sure the watch will come with that typical flash sale discount - by the way, it is one of the 18k white gold 4N watches.
>Model: Time Walk Word Time Hemispheres
>Price: ,700 as reviewed
>Would reviewer personally wear it: No, prefers other Timewalker models.
>Friend we'd recommend it to first: Someone with a loyal brand affinity to Montblanc who simply must have a world timer for around ,000.
>Best characteristic of watch: The Timewalker case and design never seems to get old, and the Hemisphere's concept is amusing.
>Worst characteristic of watch: Too much a variation on a GMT movement without a city ring adjuster and a world time ring that is a bit too hard to read given its thin size.
That was the impression I got when I made my way from the heart of Geneva to a place in the mountains some 40 minutes away to the SLYDE offices in the Swiss countryside.
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