Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba

You could call this a “diving watch light.” It’s an example of the “sports watch” category that is receiving a lot of attention from many brands (click here for the Top Ten Sports Watches). The Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba looks like a diving watch, with unidirectional rotating bezel and screw-down crown, but its water resistance…

Hamilton Intra-Matic 68 Auto Chrono

Hamilton Intra-Matic 68 Auto Chrono

Hamilton’s Intra-Matic 68 Auto Chrono is closely based on their 1968 Chronograph B, as you can see from the two images below. The main difference is size. The 1968 Chronograph B was 36 mm in diameter, normal for men’s watches at that time, while the new Intra-Matic 68 is 42 mm in diameter, reflecting today’s…

Hamilton Khaki Air Race

Hamilton Khaki Air Race

Hamilton created the Khaki Air Race watch to celebrate their sponsorship of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, for which they are official timer from this year, 2017. It doesn’t have any of the traditional pilot’s watch features, but the visual design has a lot in common with Panerai, for example the Radiomir 1940…

Hamilton Khaki Field Black Auto Chrono

Hamilton Khaki Field Black Auto Chrono

The Khaki collection by Hamilton is based on military watches that the company made for the U.S. during the Second World War. This year, three all-black Khaki watches have been introduced, this automatic chronograph, a day-date watch, and a quartz watch. The chronograph has Khaki Field hands coated with grey SuperLuminova, and applied hour markers.…

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II

For Hamilton, the first Face 2 Face presented in 2013 was a great success. That watch had an oval case that swivelled horizontally, so that you could choose between a time-only face and a chronograph face. Each had its own movement. The new Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II is different because though it has the…

Hamilton Broadway Auto Chrono 43mm

This chronograph is part of Hamilton‘s new Broadway collection inspired by New York’s skyscrapers, and it is accompanied by the three-hand day-date model and a quartz version. The Hamilton Broadway Auto Chrono 43mm has the same elegantly curving steel case as the three-hand Day-Date version, but it looks a lot thicker. The case is in…

Hamilton Broadway Day-Date Auto 42mm

New for 2016, the Hamilton Broadway collection was inspired by New York’s skyscrapers, interpreted on the dial by narrow vertical ribbing. This range is a new addition, designed to fill a position somewhere between the military looks of the Khaki and the modern Jazzmaster models. An interesting feature is what looks like a slightly darker…

Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman

With its new 2016 Khaki Navy Frogman pieces, Hamilton is showing its ability to compete with brands such as Tudor and Rolex, at much lower prices, with watch types including the day-date and diver’s. In the latter category, Hamilton has some historical traditions, because it supplied the U.S. Navy Seals with diving watches, and it…

Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Gold

Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Gold

Hamilton, according to CEO Sylvain Dolla, is going great guns, in particular on its top three markets the USA, Japan and Italy, but also in many other countries, with Thailand and Turkey enjoying notable growth. Every ten years, Hamilton produces a gold watch aimed particularly at collectors, at a price well beyond the brand’s normal…

Hamilton Face-to-Face

Preview: Hamilton Face-to-Face Chronograph

Several watch brands have experimented with transforming watches, such as Montblanc whose Metamorphosis II has a dial that morphs from a time-date format to a chronograph format by means of a mechanical transformation that takes about 15 seconds. This was a limited edition of 18 pieces, price on request so presumably a few hundred thousand…

Hamilton Ventura Elvis 80

This watch by Hamilton is as cool as it was when worn by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black, and even earlier when it was the personal watch of Elvis Presley. The King would have celebrated his 80th birthday on 8 January 2015, and this is the reason for this relaunched watch’s…

Hamilton

Company profile: Hamilton was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1892. It followed three other companies on the same premises. The short-lived Adams & Perry watch company had operated from 1874 to 1876, succeeded by the Lancaster Watch Company founded in 1877. Lancaster was purchased by Abram Bitner in 1886, who founded the Keystone Standard Watch…

Hamilton returns to the big screen with The Martian

After its role in Interstellar, Hamilton is back in cinemas, appearing in the film The Martin directed by Ridley Scott. Usually, Hamilton doesn’t pay to appear in films, and their watches, whether production models or specially-made, have appeared in about 450 movies, by virtue of their long-standing relationship with Hollywood as exemplified by Elvis Presley and…

Baselworld preview – Hamilton Khaki Chrono Worldtimer

This is a quartz watch, which was demonstrated enthusiastically by Hamilton CEO Sylvain Dolla at one of the brand’s customary pre-Baselworld presentations. It has some interesting features that only quartz can provide. It was designed in cooperation with aerobatic pilot Nicolas Ivanoff and has something of the classic pilot’s watch looks, black dial, large numerals, plus a…

Five things you didn’t know about Hamilton

Hamilton, American spirit, Swiss precision. Founded in 1892 in Lancaster (and so I, Ambrose Lancaster, can’t but help feel a sort of family pride), Pennsylvania. Now part of Swatch Group with manufacturing unit in Biel, Switzerland. All this is familiar. But there are a few things about the brand that are less familiar and quite…

Two new entry-level Hamilton watches

During the 19th century, Hamilton, founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was “The Watch of Railroad Accuracy”, and two new watches in the RailRoad collection are based on pocket watch designs from that era. The brand now combines powerful links to its American origins with Swiss movements. Its watches are made in Bienne, Switzerland, and it is…

Hamilton and the X-Wind Auto Chrono

Hamilton is a very happy brand. Like many other watch manufacturers, they have the pleasant problem of not being able to make enough of their watches. They are very comfortable as part of Swatch Group, which has the resources and the movements they need for their products. They have a long heritage that provides a…