Hamilton’s Khaki Navy collection comprises well-appointed, rugged sports watches designed for aquatic environments. For 2021, Hamilton has dropped a couple of new and improved variations of the Khaki Navy Scuba Auto. Let’s have a quick look.
Being a dive watch, the face on the new Khaki Auto Navy watches is functional and highly legible. And, while the layout looks familiar, Hamilton has made a few key improvements that have refined the overall look of the watch. First and foremost are the markers, which are still applied but seem to have been trimmed down a little. Furthermore, the rectangles on the previous versions have been replaced with circles making the dial feel a little more spacious and airier. The minute track, as well as the 24-hour scale, have been printed in white, and thankfully, there is no date complication, keeping the symmetry and balance of the dial intact. The hour and minute hands mimic the shape of the quadrant markers and are well proportioned to make it easy to read the time at a glance. There are two color variations; black and blue on offer, and both versions come with a matt textured dial. To add some zing to these watches, Hamilton has also given the dials a splash of red.
The case is made from stainless steel and measures 43mm in diameter with a thickness of around 12.8mm. As the dimensions suggest, these new watches have been designed to offer a presence on the wrist. The bezel on top is a uni-directional unit that features a ceramic insert that is color-matched to the dial. The crown at 3 is threaded to assure 300 meters of water resistance, which is substantially more than the water resistance being offered by the current Khaki Scuba Auto watches.
Ticking underneath the closed case back of these new watches is an ETA-based time-only movement that operates at 4Hz. The movement comes equipped with a Nivachron balance spring and offers a healthy power reserve of around 80 hours.
The new 2021 Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba watches would be available to purchase on either a rubber strap or a stainless-steel bracelet. Prices start at USD 1,000.