BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Hamilton is well-known for its field watches, with Khaki Filed being their most popular line of rugged and robust timepieces that can withstand a beating, given the brand’s history of producing military styled watches. Hamilton fans appreciated the Hamilton Khaki Field in 38mm size, which was ideal for people with smaller wrists. But the same folks were out of luck though, if they desired the more premium Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium due to the 42mm case size that debuted in 2020; that is, until today. Hamilton has recently introduced Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium in the more compact 38mm case size, which is great news for anyone who wanted to experience Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium but couldn’t because of the larger case size.
The Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Automatic 38mm collection has three dial and strap options in three separate 38mm styles, bringing dimension and personality to this field watch assortment.
The first of the three options is a brushed titanium case with a black dial (Ref H70205830), which comes with a khaki nubuck strap.
The second watch also features a brushed titanium case but with an olive dial (Ref H70205860) and a brown nuback strap. These two variations, each with a completely brushed finish, highlight Hamilton Field Khaki’s signature utilitarian character.
The third one, on the other hand, seems to be geared more toward urban excursions than outdoor experiences, since it features a black PVD-coated case with a grey concrete-like dial and a grey nubuck strap. Each strap is a 20 mm wide non-tapered leather strap. The lume has also been adjusted to a neutral tone.
What makes the watch even more appealing to aficionados is that there is no longer “Titanium” etched on the side, which was a source of contention for fans in the original Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium. A sapphire crystal protects the dial, and a screw-down crown contributes to the 100-meter water resistance.
Flipping the watch over reveals the exhibition caseback and the Calibre H-10 on display, also known as Powermatic 80 in other brands of the stable and created particularly for Hamilton by Swatch. The movement has an impressive 80-hour power reserve while beating at a modest frequency of 3.5 Hz (21,600 vph), which is required to achieve such a power reserve. The movement also features a Nivachron balancing spring for improved performance and magnetic resistance.
Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Automatic 38mm is available in brushed titanium for $895 and PVD titanium for $945.
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