Sometimes – yes, it happens to us, watch snobs – we like to investigate a few watches that could be named “value propositions”. By that, we don’t mean simply an open cost yet demand remarkable value for cash. Furthermore, Swiss brand Hamilton will dispatch something like this very soon: cool and verifiably important plan, right extents, mechanical development (and hand-twisted notwithstanding that) and with an incredibly, cordial price… Meet the new Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm.
The new Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm is enlivened 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 – a component 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 roused by vintage military watches made by the brand.
There are a few extremely 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 distance across – building up the vintage look. Additionally, the completing of the case, completely matte, is a fitting reference to military watches. The dial is along these lines, with a commonplace twofold hour scale (a huge one from 0 to 12 and another one from 13 to 24). A dark matte dial, huge Arabic numerals, little brilliant triangles at every hour, military-motivated hands, no date… Clearly, there’s a ton to adore here. Hamilton even pushed the cool factor up a score with the creamed-shaded lists and hands, much the same as old tritium.
Affordable doesn’t mean inadequately prepared either. In fact, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm is worn on a pleasant NATO lash with leather embeds. It includes a sapphire precious stone on the dial side and a respectable water-opposition of 50m (somewhat more would have been welcome however). Inside the case is the most awesome 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 fundamentals: a vintage and military-motivated plan, sensible measurements, a basic however solid hand-wound development and extraordinary subtleties in general. Also, the most amazing aspect of all… It is estimated 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.