Take a closer look at two of our latest models in the Geckota collection, alongside the design language used throughout...What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when searching for a new watch? Whether it’s your first watch, or something to add to your collection, the first question that usually springs to my mind is ‘what kind of watch do I want?’ The latest range of Geckota watches focus on a new design language not previously seen in any other collection. So, I thought it’d be the perfect time to take a deeper look at each one. If it’s an affordable Exploration watch you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place!
The Geckota G-02 GMT and E-01 Gen 2 Design LanguageSkin Diver watches have always been extremely popular within the watch world. With their attractive grain dials and useful functionalities, this style has highly influenced the design of the Geckota G-02 GMT and E-01 Generation 2. Both series expand our range of watches on offer, building upon older designs of the G-02 and E-01.
Dial and IndicesOne of the main features of each watch which builds upon the Skin Diver style is the grain dial texture. This is implemented on both watches, maintaining a coherent style throughout our latest range, yet used in two completely different ways to create two unique collections.
HandsAnother similarity between the two watch ranges is the Geckota signature styled hands. The hour and minute hands are chamfered, where the polished finishing is divided by a strongly brushed line down the centre. Although using the same design, the hands differ in size between the E-01 Gen 2 and GMT. The E-01’s are elongated to help suit its smaller dial.
Bezel and CrystalBoth collections have a curved edge, double domed sapphire crystal making them both extremely strong and scratch resistant. The use of the domed crystal additionally pays respect to original Skin Diver designs. The bezel on the E-01 Gen 2 is solid and non-rotating. Its brushed finishing features the PM hour system etched into it, starting at 1300 hrs at 1, up to 2300 hrs at 11. The 24hr format is commonly used by the military to prevent confusion with timing and so serves as a subtle reference to the best of tool watches.
FunctionalitiesThe main question when choosing which one is best for you may simply fall down functionality over style. The GMT offers the use of a travel watch at an affordable price point. Being able to set two time zones is majorly convenient. On the other hand, the E-01 Gen 2 features references to military time with its solid PM bezel, making it ultra legible and clear to read.
SizingWhether you’re after a watch which is smaller on the wrist, or something a little chunkier, the GMT and E-01 Gen 2 do a great job of suiting most wrist sizes. Due to the elongated lugs of the E-01 Gen 2, this piece sits longer on the wrist, whilst maintaining a smaller, popular dial size. For reference, the wrist in the image below is 7 1/4".
|Watch||Lug Width||Case Thickness||Case Diameter||Lug to Lug Length|
|Geckota E-01 Gen 2||20mm||11.95mm||36mm with 37mm Bezel||45.5mm|