Q – Series
Míleata’s commitment to expanding its line-up has led to a new GMT Swiss quartz model. Launching later this year, the Q-Series will offer the best value military watch without cutting any corners. It will use the same high spec case as the M-Series with the added benefit of screw in bars for a wider range of straps and it will feature a Swiss GMT quartz movement.
Quartz watches are generally more accurate than mechanical watches. You can set the time and then forget about it as it will keep on ticking, as opposed to a mechanical that will stop running after a couple of days without wearing it.
What is a GMT watch?
A GMT watch has 4 hands as opposed to three. The extra fourth hand makes one revolution in 24 hours and can be set independently. This all means that you can have the extra hand displaying a second time zone. This is great if you are serving overseas, you can keep track of local time as normal and use the extra hand to keep track of time at home. A GMT hand is also great for being used as a compass which is explained below.
We are introducing 3 Swiss quartz models. The Ranger, the Urban Commando, and the Scorpion based on the Multicam / Scorpion camouflage.
I noticed 1-24 is upside down, what’s with that?
The GMT scale on this watch has the 24 midnight at the bottom of the dial and the 12 midday at the top of the dial. We have done it this way so that the GMT hand follows the path of the sun as it rises and falls over the course of the day. This is also important when using the GMT hand as a compass.
GMT hand as a Compass
All watches with an hour hand can be used as a compass, but watches with a 24 hour hand are easier to use. The fourth GMT hand makes one revolution in 24 hours and follows the path of the sun as it raises and falls during the day, this makes it much better to use as a compass. (GMT hand must be set to local time and not set to Daylight Savings)
To use the GMT hand as a compass in Northern hemisphere, lay the watch down flat with the GMT hand pointing directly in line with the sun, the 12 o’clock mark on the watch will be pointing South
To use the GMT hand as a compass in Southern hemisphere, lay the watch down flat with the 12 o’clock mark pointing directly in line with the sun, the GMT hand on the watch will be pointing North.