Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 3290.50
Rolex GMT Alternative? I love the look / functionality of the Rolex GMT but don't really want to buy a Rolex and in particular as I hate the bulbous lens over the date window. Can you provide some alternatives that offer the same functionality (GMT hand, bi-directional bezel w. 24 hour scale), mechanical movement and quality that will last a lifetime?
Devon doesn't call the watch a simple quartz movement, but rather an electro-mechanical movement. That isn't inaccurate. The movement was specially design by Devon and is very complicated. It has a lithium ion battery that lasts about 2-3 weeks, and the watch can be turned off to save power, or placed in a power saving mode that has just the hour and minutes (not the seconds) displayed. That power savings mode is how most people will leave the watch anyways - mostly because the constant sound of the motors running can get a bit tedious to the ears. In power saving mode it happens just once each minute. Full-bore "all belts alive mode" is for when you really want people to notice what is on your wrist.