Friday, April 4, 2008

Hamilton Khaki Mechanical Limited Edition

This watch is certainly not a surprising choice for me, since it is a Hamilton in the military style, but is is unique in my collection for a number of reasons. It is one of my smallest modern watches at 38mm across (or 42mm including the crown) and it is also my only modern hand wound watch. It also is my only watch with a factory bead blasted finish, save an older and smaller version of this same watch. The finish and style of the case, along with both 12 and 24 hour markings on the dial add to its military feel. Not to mention it really shares most of its design with the classic Hamilton military watch which has been around since WWII. This model was a limited edition of 3333 pieces and mine is number 89, which is etched on the left side of the case. It is a nice watch to wear and the size falls between most of my modern and vintage watches. It has the relatively common 20mm lugs so replacement straps are readily available. I might even be able to get a Hamilton bead blasted bracelet as they do currently produce what appears to be an almost identical watch.

5 comments:

Ryan said...

I am very fond of hamilton watches i actually have this watch in serial # 1 of 3333

Chris said...

Any idea where I can find more info about this watch? I've not been able to find much of anything about it online, with the exception of this site. I was just lucky enough to snag one from the 'bay for a pretty decent price, and was looking for more information.

ken said...

Hi. I have #1312 of this edition, and I've recently begun wearing it again after some years, which I'm very pleased about. I am somewhat skittish however, about winding it too much, because I'm never quite certain when enough is enough. Any thoughts?

thanks,

ken

Jason said...

As long as you stop winding when you feel resistance you shouldn't cause any damage.

Bruno Melo said...

Hi, I really like this watch. I have number 2119 of the serie.