I was heavily into my military-style-watch phase, and I was in need of a multi-timezone watch, as I was travelling frequently on business. As my usual destination wasn't a very hip and trendy place, and my tasks there involved getting my hands dirty on occasion, I wanted something low key, robust, and disposable, if need be. It also had to be quite visible in the dark.
One day, I took a friend of mine who had just caught the watch virus to visit one of my local pushers with me. He picked up a nice Tutima GMT, and over the next few weeks, I began to admire it more and more. I hadn't given Tutima much consideration before this, but seeing the line in person impressed me much more than simply seeing the pictures in their catalog.
A few weeks later, I went to check out the Tutimas again. I decided that I didn't like their modern "Military" line all that much, but that their "Classic" line was quite nice, and excellent value for the money. I decided to give the Flieger/GMT a try, bought it, and have been happy ever since.
I still like the watch, but my new job doesn't require me to travel so much, so I don't wear it as often as I'd like. Plus, I now have so many military-style pieces that it is lost in the crowd, unless I need the GMT function. I now use a UN GMT Big Date as my preferred travel watch when I need multiple timezones, unless I am going someplace rugged, in which case the Tutima still gets the nod. When I wish to wear just a simple, vintage-looking military-style watch I usually pull out a Minerva Pythagore instead, as I now am much more found of handwound watches.
I may eventually sell it as I trim down my collection, but I would be selling it not due to any fault of the Tutima, but simply because I bought too many watches too fast, which I am sure has never happened to any other TimeZone participant...
In the same circumstances, yes. The only thing I'd change is that I'd buy it on the bracelet, and also purchase a strap, to widen my options.
Would I buy it today? I don't think so - I've too many watches too much like it, and I need to do some triage :-)
I have not closely examined the bracelet model, but I have a Tutima 1941 with similar bracelet, and that bracelet is awesome.