There's something really appealing about a well-priced travel watch, and the Atlas GMT, from micro brand Monta, certainly fits that bill. If you're not familiar with Monta, they're a relatively young brand inspired by the well-priced tool watches of yesteryear and, I've got to say, they've done a really good job of delivering on that mission.* The Atlas GMT offers everything in moderation: size, style, and all the rest it's not too over the top in any way; 38.5mm wide by 10.2mm tall is a really great size for 2019, where we're seeing what I (along with many others) would posit is a return to sanity in sizing *and many of those people would be the sort of people interested in this watch. But there's a whole lot more to like about this watch than just the smart sizing. The crown, for example, is a pleasing ergonomic offering not quite a flieger-style onion, but definitely usable. The detail on the bezel is pleasing, too that radial brush really evokes mid-'70s and '80s sports watches, especially with that 20mm oyster-style bracelet.* The dial is also lovely there's a few options, but I like the light and airy…

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