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Re: Hamilton - buying advice

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I have the Khaki Field that Tor has above but 38mm, small wrist syndrome, and it's top notch. Hammy's are well regulated. My auto is at +2 sec a day.

I also have the Khaki Field Manual, 38mm, green dial and that thing started out at +1 sec a day, now it only loses about 12 sec a month.

They don't have AR coating, but it never bothers me, except when I'm trying to take pictures of them.

The Auto is a classic and classy watch. And as said above, the straps are excellent.
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Lawrence wrote:
robert75 wrote:Think Hamilton are living a bit on past reputation of being an American watch made in America./quote]

I've just spent the last 30 minutes trolling through the Hamilton website and the majority say 'Swiss Made" I have to presume this comes from being owned by the Swatch Group.
Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but if it says "Swiss Made" it has to have a Swiss Movement and also be assembled in Switzerland. Alternatively, if a watch has a Swiss Movement but is assembled elsewhere, the dial description would be limited to "Swiss Mov't."

They are owned by Swatch Group but the Swiss Made description is because they meet certain Swiss manufacturing requirements to market their watches as such.
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There are some answers here but please remember this is an internet article and it could all be hokum but it looks like it's well written and accurate. I'm sure somebody else will jump to my aid if it's incorrect;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Made
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Great photos of the 42mm TorBillon. I'm wearing my 38mm today.
Gogs, Khaki Fields and Khaki Mechanicals show up frequently on WatchUSeek, if you are looking for used.
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I've got one of these, great watch!
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I have a Khaki Field Auto in 38mm that I've had for about two years or so, and I think it's one of the two or three best I possess. In fact, it is the watch that got me started on collecting, rather than simply buying to replace broken down ones. That and my Gallet, of course. Hamilton is, as others have noted, a part of the Swatch Group, yes they DO play on their American heritage, but they also make a really good watch (I'll qualify this comment-the Khaki Field lines, auto and mechanical-are the best to me, but I am biased), and by and large their prices aren't too bad, particularly for venues such as Amazon.com and the like. And now, a photo:
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I do really like that watch. Saving is currently underway and I'll hopefully get one soon (at least 6 months though). I'm going to keep an eye out on WUS/Ebay as well, just in case any bargains come up!!
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How about something different?

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Kip wrote:How about something different?

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works for me - I have the white faced version and I love it, sort of art deco meets the klingons!

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I bought one of these last night and am now waiting for it to arrive;

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I am very excited. :D
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Beastmaster wrote:
Kip wrote:How about something different?

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works for me - I have the white faced version and I love it, sort of art deco meets the klingons!

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Hamilton Ventura by BeastmasterNo2, on Flickr
I agree. I love mine but the white dial looks great. I had not seen that before. :thumbup:
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Those Venturas are a wee bit exotic for my tastes! Would need to see one in the flesh, it might grow on me.
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