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One Simple Feature Makes These 3 Watches Perfect for Traveling

A 12-hour rotating bezel is a handy way to track another time zone without the added cost of a GMT complication.

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You don't need a fancy GMT complication to get a great travel watch that can easily track two time zones. The rotating bezel often found on dive watches is a "count-up" type meant specifically for diving, but it's sometimes fitted with 12 hour markers instead. And this type is highly practical for many people: whether you're traveling or you have international contacts or family, you simply offset the bezel by a fixed number of hours, and voila — instant second time zone tracking. Here are some great watches with 12-hour rotating bezels to check out:

Timex Navi Ocean

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Ultra affordable and equipped with a reliable quartz movement, the Timex Navi Ocean is a great casual option for a budget-friendly, 12-hour bezel watch.

Movement: Quartz

Diameter: 38mm

Buy Now: $150

Baltic Aquascaphe

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The Baltic Aquascaphe looks fantastic in one of its most recent versions, with a steel 12-hour rotating bezel, a dive-ready 200m of water resistance and a choice of straps.

Movement: Miyota 9039

Diameter: 39mm

Buy Now: ~$590

TAG Heuer Autavia Heritage

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TAG Heuer's vintage remake of a classic Heuer chronograph from the 1960s features not only a 12-hour bezel, but a stopwatch function and an impressive in-house automatic movement.

Movement: Heuer 02 Automatic

Diameter: 42mm

Buy Now: $5,450

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