My dad gave me a [Rolex] GMT while in Junior High School 1967. All my life I have had a GMT on my wrist along with the Submariner. My newest GMT is the black & blue bezel (Batman). I had ridden my mountain bike across the continent of Australia with my 1967 GMT. My first trip was from Sydney – Perth, WA. After arriving home I received a letter from Rolex asking me if I wouldn’t mind sending my watch back to the factory so they could take a look. About six weeks later my watch came back to me. When I first looked at it, I said, this is not my watch. Well, the factory serviced it: a new bezel, dial, hands and whatever they did with the movement, not to mention polish the case. e invoice read “0” – no charge. Somehow the factory heard about my ride. at is a class act. I know for a fact that I have more miles on my bicycles than my car. e pounding and bouncing around on my wrist for 40 years.
My feeling is the best watch on your wrist is one that runs. Whether it be $1,800 or $18,000.