3 Lessons Learned While Speed-Dating Watchmakers

January 16, 2017 . by Ken Nichols

I recently returned from a week photographing the annual conference of American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI). I was there to teach photography and get images of the event that has been held annually since 1960. I felt like I was speed-dating at a club of modern-day watchmaking shamans, who openly talked about missing their watch bench and the trance-state in…



An Apple, a Hammy, and an Introduction: Hands-on with the Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date

December 8, 2016 . by Jim Manley

I never understood mechanical watches until I saw the Apple Watch. Here’s my trip from the Apple Watch to my first mechanical watch and what I’m doing here at WWR. (If you’re only here for the Hamilton click here.) I am an Apple guy. I have used Macs exclusively for more than fifteen years. I…



Hands on the Hamilton Khaki Field

January 14, 2016 . by Ken Nichols

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.



The WWR 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

November 25, 2015 . by Matt Himmelstein

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.



The Hamilton Jazzmaster Regulator Automatic Watch Review

September 10, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

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…



Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Review

November 13, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  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.



REVIEW: Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto

May 1, 2013 . by Patrick Kansa

  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.