Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hamilton Khaki Action Chronograph

Today my watch is a Hamilton Khaki Action chronograph, Hamilton model number H63412133. It uses an accurate and reliable Swiss quartz movement, probably an ETA although I didn't make a note of it when I replaced the power cell last year. I don't believe this model is in production currently. It's not listed on the Hamilton website although a couple other Khaki Action models are. This one is very similar to my Khaki Action automatic. Both watches have the same case design and size (40mm) as well as flip-up crown guard and textured bracelet center links. The dial on this chronograph is very attractive and purposeful. The date window at 4 o'clock is a nice touch, as are the red details and gray minute and tenths subdials. The center links on this bracelet are Delrin which give it a unique look and feel but should still hold up very well. This watch I bought brand new a few years back but even then I had too many watches so I never got around to sizing the bracelet or wearing it (except for the pictures you see here.) As you can see the plastic on the caseback and bracelet has never been removed, and the plastic on the crystal was only removed for the photographs. The bracelet hasn't had any links removed, but the micro-adjust holes on the clasp have a wide range of adjustment. Even without removing links I adjusted it to fit my 7.5" wrist. I'm guessing it would fit up to an 8-8.5" wrist. It's a really good looking watch, and the chronograph works perfectly with all hands resetting quickly to zero (which is always fun to watch.) It's currently for sale on the Watchuseek forum and I hope it finds its way to somebody who will wear it, use it, and keep it for a long time.






















5 comments:

Adam said...

definitely has an ETA in it considering Hamilton is part of the Swatch Group (as is ETA). nice watch, great pics, great site!

Adam said...

by the way, i'm smittythepig on the forums.

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Zen said...

Ive been eyeballing this watch in the forum. Very nice pics!

Jason said...

Thanks for the comments everybody, they are appreciated.