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Jazz Up Your Formal Wear


In yesterday’s post, I presented a watch that I thought was well suited for formal occasions.  Today, I thought I’d continue along that same path, but bring to light a piece from a (likely) more well-known brand; namely, Hamilton’s Jazzmaster Slim.

Hamilton, of course, started as an American company 120 years ago, and today finds themselves located in Switzerland.  This lends to a wonderful combination of American heritage and Swiss technology in the designs they bring forth, and this Jazzmaster Slim is a great example of this melding.

Much like yesterday’s Glycine, we have a timeless and classic combination of black and polished steel.  The 40mm wide case should look at home on just about any wrist – and given the fact that it’s only 8mm thick, it’ll fit under just about any shirt cuff.  This sliver of a watch case is held on your wrist by a 22mm strap (also available with brown leather or stainless steel bracelet).

Inside the watch beats away an ETA 2892 automatic movement, which also drives the date display located at the 6 o’clock position.  The whole package is protected by sapphire crystals, and has a rated water resistance of 30m – nothing to go diving with, but it would certainly stand up to the occasional splash.

This is the sort of watch I’d not give a seconds hesitation recommending to someone who was looking for a “good” dress watch.  It has classic style, and comes from a company with a proven track record – not to mention Swiss precision.  Sealing the deal on the recommendation is the fact that it can be found for as little as $568.

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