I "needed" a multiple timezone watch, because I found myself travelling on business a great deal, as well as dealing with lots of people scattered all around the world on a frequent basis. I hoped to find The Ultimate Travel Watch.
I started my research on the subject. Most of the watches I initially found didn't really appeal to me, for reasons of aesthetics or function. However, I was quickly taken with the Master Geo - instead of just another busy hand on the watch, you actually had a highly-readable separate time display on its own dial. Instead of having to pull out crowns and remember timezone offsets, you had a nice display of city names, manipulated by a simple turn of a crown. I also liked the fact that it was a complicated watch, and that the complication was very functionally useful.
Perfect! But there was a snag - there weren't any JLC dealers here in the San Francisco Bay Area that had a Master Geo to look at in person.
Weeks after deciding I was going to have to wait until I visited some other city to see one, one fine day I dropped by Paris1925 , my very first visit there. I was looking to see the Ulysse Nardin GMT+, my second choice. Alas, Richard Paige didn't have one in stock. I mentioned offhandedly to him that what I really wanted was a SS JLC Master Geo, and that it was a shame that he didn't cary JLC.
He grinned, and scurried off into the back of the store. Moments later, he was showing me a NIB Master Geo that he had squirreled away from the time when he was a JLC dealer, just a few short months before.
Yes and No :-)
I still like the watch, and wear it very often for use at work. However, I quickly discovered that it wasn't really The Ultimate Travel Watch I had hoped for, because of problems with readability and function, but was instead much better-suited for stay-at-home wear. In this role, it works great. As a travel watch, I have instead now settled on the Dubey Aerodyn.
Yes, though I'm almost positive that I would get the Master Black version, to improve the legibility situation.