Jeff Gharakhanian, Editor

I’m a lifelong watch lover. I publish GMT Minus Five to satisfy my penchant for timepieces and lend others my in-depth perspective on interesting wristwatches. At my best, I can be a trusted guide to beginners, but at my worst I’m a downright enabler who will always encourage you to make that next purchase.

You’ll see watches featured on GMT Minus Five because their case finishing, movements and overall build quality share characteristics with some of the best timepieces made today but for prices that don’t evoke laughter or outrage. Value–the sensible combination of quality, design and price–is the common theme among all the brands and models appearing throughout the publication. Sometimes these watches are affordable; sometimes they’re expensive; but they all intrigue me in some way, and that’s why I write about them.