As you can probably imagine, I get to play with a lot of other people's watches. And owing to this, I have a fair number of opportunities to try out the functionality of a given complication.
In the case of the Airman MLV I can truly say that the additional time zone features are truly functional, uncomplicated complications! This particular model of Airman operates on a standard 12 hour system for the main time, with a GMT feature (the red hand). What I particularly like is the outer rotating bezel. This indicates an additional time zone in a 24 hour scale. The bezel itself is a bidirectional. This is pretty standard for many other GMT watches, and many of them do not have a "clicking" bezel. The Airman's bezel does not click, but thanks to the bezel locking crown, it does not need to!
|Bezel lock open|
Locking and unlocking the bezel couldn't be easier. The crown is nice and tactile, and can be operated with very little difficulty - even while wearing the watch - and yes, I can attest to this personally.
|Bezel lock closed|
It often comes back to this for me - that the most elegant solution is, when you get right down to it, often times the most straight forward.
We had a wee variance over the weekend in time keeping - yesterday we were + 2 seconds.
We have a few days left, and wear your sunglasses for the next installment!