My first watch-crush was on a Hamilton military issue field watch from the 60s. When I had a few extra bucks recently, I found a reliable substitute in the newer Hamilton Khaki Automatic.
Earlier this year I was attending an alumni event and the subject matter turned to watches (how I turned it there I don’t recall). One of the group asked what I would recommend for her to get her boyfriend as a gift. My first question was how much money she wanted to spend. When she said roughly $1,000, I immediately recommended a Weiss. Her question also got me thinking about how I could organize the 2015 holiday gift guide. So for this iteration, I will recommend my favorite watch (or watch related gift) in each of several price ranges. Chances are, if I like it, especially if it under about $1,500, we have covered it in the past, since that is the kind of people we are; but there may be watches here (especially at the high end) that have not graced our pages.
So, do you recall a few back when I posted an article about what defines a regulator watch? If not, feel free to head on over here to refresh your memory, and then pop on back to this article. Alright, everyone up to speed? With their large central minute hands, regulator watches might seem similar to…
While my personal favorite line from Hamilton are their Jazzmaster watches, their aviation line, the Khaki, is quite popular as well – and for good reason. These are distinctly aviation-inspired watches, with a great brand history, owing to Hamilton’s roots providing watches for actual aviators.
It’s no secret that we’re definitely fans of various models in the Hamilton lineup (see our previous reviews here). Aside from what we’ve reviewed, I’ve always liked the efforts that went into their surprisingly thin (for housing automatic movements) cases – and today, we’ll be reviewing one of those models.
Today, we have our second hands-on review of a Hamilton model (previous one ). While they’re both chrono’s, today’s model definitely takes things in a different direction.
Given the fact that I’ve been a big fan of various Hamilton models since I came aboard here at WWR, it’s a little surprising (at least, it was to me) that we’ve never actually done a hands-on review of one of their watches. That changes today.