Hamilton's American roots have now changed into Swiss, thus strengthening further its century long experiences and expertises in the horology domain. From precision pocket watches for the railroads, they are now the manufacturers of highly stylish and rugged wrist wear watch aficionados often swear by. Being currently under the Swatch umbrella, Hamilton continues to be one among the leading Swiss watch brands within an affordable price range. Most Hamilton watches use the ETA movement, which is a Swatch product itself. That's how the prices stay low despite the very high qualities.
The Hamilton Automatic Khaki Field watch comes with a piece of history attached to it. Back in the WWII era, Hamilton was appointed as the official supplier of watches to the US army. This is when Hamilton designed a new series of military watches and named them Khaki-s. There were one million units of the Hamilton Khaki produced that time. The new Hamilton Automatic Khaki Field pays respect to those veterans.
Meant for the battlegrounds, it's obvious that the Hamilton Automatic Khaki Field will be rugged and edgy. Therefore, it is appropriate for the outdoors (that goes without saying) though a lot of people go for it due to its simple looks that make for a perfect piece for everyday use. Whether you work in the lab or with heavy machineries or is simply bound to a desk job, the Hamilton Automatic Khaki Field is going to fit every environment you belong to.
A bold dial with highly visible indices, it's a clear indication of the Hamilton Khaki Automatic Aviation watch's active and adventurous side. It belongs to Hamilton's own military watch series, sporting a historical military design. It's the same as it was in the '40s except for its case size, which is 42 mm; 4mm larger this time. It makes the watch finely balance between elegant and rugged without crossing the simplistic borders. Incredibly captivating, it will make you stare at it for hours together.
At its heart is an automatic ETA 2824-2 – a true workhorse of a movement, in its standard (base) form with 25 Jewels and running at 28,800 BPH. The movement offers a date function, a corrector and a hacking mechanism. The seconds-hand sweeps smoother than many others within this price range and has a tremendous shock protection, rendering the watch a functional piece and not a military-styled watch as many brands came up with the type later on. Moreover, it comes very close to chronometer specifications after breaking-in; till then, expect anything between +12 to -30 seconds variations a day.
We'll end with the C1 Superluminova so that those obsessed with the lume of a watch do not miss out on this absolute piece of beauty. Let's just say it provides an awesome look at night, right from the time of initiation through hours long. And the red tipped arrow at the end adds a pop of colour to make the subtle theme come alive every now and then!