Hamilton has been a titan in the watch industry for over 100 years. The company was originally founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and really gained prestige as a major watch manufacturer by 1914. The company took off as a watch supplier to the US armed forces in World War I, which took place during this time. Throughout its history, Hamilton also became a very well-known, reputable aviation watch producer. The company has only become larger, more popular, and more prestigious over its 120+ year history.
Bringing what they know best to the table, Hamilton will release their official military commissioned Khaki Field Mechanical 38mm watch. The Hamilton Khaki Field line of wrist wear is one of the most popular, most worn, and most sold watches in all of the company’s collection.
This “old radium” style, special edition piece is based on the company’s 1969 Hack piece, which was one of Hamilton’s last official military commissioned watches within their production. This adaptation of the original watch is made of a 38mm stainless steel case which provides a very heavy duty cover for the piece. The sandblasted finish of the case gets rid of any light reflections which provides easy readability of the watch for the user. The watch strap comes in two different variations, one comes in military green and the other is desert sand brown. Both variety of straps are made of fabric, each with dual leather strap minders.
The dial is in a matte black finish with white colored numbers and markers. The contrast of black and white against the stainless steel case make it very easy for the watch wearer to tell the time. The hands and the hour markers on the dial have a brown fill and also compliment the visibility of the piece. The indicator also displays 24 hour time which is helpful, as this is a regular practice for anyone in the military. Hamilton’s customary name logo is stamped across the indicator, stretching between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock, which is standard to all of these Swiss-made products.
This piece is water resistant up to 50 meters, which has its practical uses not only in the military world but also in everyday use. The watch is also powered by a hand-wound ETA 2801-2 movement and provides the user with 42 hours of power reserve. Being that this is a sports watch, the usability and simplicity of the watch is perfect for anyone looking to take this piece through their daily workout.
This new Hamilton watch just recently debuted and is sure to make quite a splash on the market given the history of the Khaki Field collection. With a sticker price of only $475, consumers are sure to flock towards this newest piece and make it a part of their collection. Considering the military and vintage look that this piece offers, it is sure to get a lot of attention from the watch community, in particular for the simplicity of this piece and the simplified military look to the watch. For more info, visit Hamilton online.