Sometimes – yes, it happens to us, watch snobs – we like to investigate a few watches that could be marked “value propositions”. By that, we don’t mean simply an open cost however demand remarkable value for cash. Also, Swiss brand Hamilton will dispatch something like this very soon: cool and truly significant plan, right extents, mechanical development (and hand-twisted notwithstanding that) and with an incredibly, well disposed price… Meet the new Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm.
The new Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm is motivated by a mid-20th-century model named the Hamilton “Hacked”. This abnormal name comes from the limit of these watches to make the seconds hand stop when the crown is pulled – an element that empowered military powers to synchronize their watches, regardless of whether it has now become a practically obligatory element on most current watches. To spare the gritty details, this new Hamilton watch is profoundly motivated by vintage military watches made by the brand.
There are a few exceptionally intriguing focuses with regards to this Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm. Most importantly, as shown by its name, its case is pleasantly proportioned, with a sensible breadth – supporting the vintage look. Likewise, the completing of the case, totally matte, is a fitting reference to military watches. The dial is along these lines, with a regular twofold hour scale (an enormous one from 0 to 12 and another from 13 to 24). A dark matte dial, enormous Arabic numerals, little iridescent triangles at every hour, military-propelled hands, no date… Clearly, there’s a ton to adore here. Hamilton even pushed the cool factor up an indent with the creamed-shaded records and hands, much the same as old tritium.
Affordable doesn’t mean ineffectively prepared by the same token. In reality, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm is worn on a pleasant NATO lash with cowhide embeds. It includes a sapphire precious stone on the dial side and a respectable water-obstruction of 50m (somewhat more would have been welcome however). Inside the case is the most amazing aspect of this watch: a hand-wound ETA 2801-2 development. Much the same as vintage watches, the “morning ritual” of winding your watch will be back. The development is taken cover behind a plain steel case back.
The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm is a cool watch that focusses on the basics: a vintage and military-motivated plan, sensible measurements, a basic yet dependable hand-wound development and extraordinary subtleties for what it’s worth. Also, the most amazing aspect of all… It is evaluated at EUR 420. That’s a great deal of blast for your buck.
Only accessible on Hamilton’s e-shop – pre-orders opened, conveyances expected in February 2018.