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Favorite Hamilton models:

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Khaki Field Day Date Auto

H70535531
€845
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Khaki Aviation X-Wind Auto

H77775960
€1.145
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Khaki Navy Scuba Quartz

H82221110
€595
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Jazzmaster Open Heart Auto

H32735731
€1.150
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American Classic Ardmore Quartz

H11221014
€460
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Khaki Navy Scuba Quartz

H82201931
€495
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Jazzmaster Slim Auto

H38645755
€1.085
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Khaki Aviation X-Wind Auto Chrono

H77916920
€2.045
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Jazzmaster Gent Quartz

H32451131
€595
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Jazzmaster Auto Chrono

H32596751
€1.535
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Jazzmaster Open Heart Auto

H32705551
€995
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Jazzmaster Auto Chrono

H32616553
€1.325
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Khaki Navy Frogman Auto

H77725335
€1.045
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Khaki Field Auto Chrono

H71626735
€1.795
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Khaki Field Day Date Auto

H70505833
€845
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Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Auto

H76455133
   €980     €709
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Ventura Elvis80 Auto

H24555331
€1.395
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Jazzmaster Viewmatic Auto

H32315131
€695
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Khaki Navy Frogman Auto

H77605135
€1.045
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Broadway Day Date Auto

H43515641
€945
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Ventura Elvis80

H24585731
€1.395
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Khaki Navy Frogman Auto

H77605335
€1.045
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Jazzmaster Maestro Auto Chrono 45

H32766643
€1.645
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Jazzmaster Viewmatic Auto

H42725551
€1.045
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Jazzmaster Day Date Auto

H42565751
€975
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Jazzmaster Power Reserve Auto

H32635731
€1.145
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Jazzmaster Auto Chrono

H32596181
€1.695
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Khaki Field Auto

H70595163
€675
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American Classic Railroad Auto

H40505551
€1.045
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Jazzmaster Viewmatic Auto

H42725151
€1.130
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Jazzmaster Power Reserve Auto

H32635131
€1.195
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Jazzmaster Power Reserve Auto

H32635781
€1.145
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Ventura Quartz

H24301111
€875
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Khaki Navy Pioneer Auto

H78205553
€995
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Jazzmaster Power Reserve Auto

H32635181
€1.195
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Khaki Field Titanium Auto

H70665533
€945
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American Classic

H42415091
€995
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American Classic

H40655751
€1.285
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American Classic

H40515781
€1.175
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American Classic Intra-Matic

H38455181
€875
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American Classic RailRoad Auto

H40555781
€945

Hamilton – Lights, camera, watches

Like all good watches, Hamilton is based in the postcard setting of Switzerland. Bienne, to be exact. That said, it wasn’t always this way. The Hamilton Watch Company began life across the pond, the fourth of a long line of watch outfits to find a home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Not quite the Jura, but not a locale to be sniffed at either. 1892 – the year in which the Hamilton Watch Company was officially established – was the golden age of American manufacturing, and like cars, aeroplanes and pharmaceuticals, watches were seen as another emblem of solid, midwestern craftsmanship.

During its formative years, the group also enveloped the Aurora Watch Company, another label based in Illinois. From the off, Hamilton was set to be a sizeable offering, and took its name from Andrew Hamilton, a Scottish lawyer that founded the good town of Lancaster. That’s the heritage box ticked off, then.

As America began to develop its rail networks, Hamilton reaped the benefits, maintaining over 56% of the watch market as workers and execs enjoyed Hamilton fare in equal measure. By producing pieces that specifically catered to the railroad, the label found its niche, and was able to acquire the Illinois Watch Company for a figure totalling $5 million to build Hamilton further as a serious horological contender.

Then, as appetites switched from pocket watches to wristwatches, the label changed tack again – and its fortunes were just as handsome. During the second World War, Hamilton redesigned several models to suit military needs, and sidelined watches for the everyman altogether. The war effort, and all that.

Since then, Hamilton became a respected brand in its own right, the label offered sheer practicality from its production complex in Lancaster. From its very first pocket watch – a 17-jewel beauty produced in 1893 – Hamilton branched out into several leading families including the Rectangular, the Oval, and the Coronado.

But it seemed the American Dream wasn’t so steady. Prior to the iconic release of Elvis Presley’s preferred watch, the Ventura, Hamilton was already under attack from a hostile takeover by Benrus – a Romanian-American watch company. Fast forward to the next decade, and the brand had acquiesced to the Buren Watch Company of Switzerland, before then switching to SSIH that later became known as Swatch Group. Hamilton’s days as a great American manufacturer were over.

It’s links stateside however, were not. Hamilton had always dipped a toe into Tinseltown, appearing in flicks as early as 1951. It wasn’t till the turn of the century however, when Hamilton really amped up the cameos, with various models seen in The Talented Mr Ripley, Men In Black, Ocean’s 11 and the Spiderman series to name but four. Fast forward a few more years, and Hamilton’s clocked up a filmography that would even cast a shadow on De Niro himself: 239 movies across 65 years in the industry.

Hamilton Collections

Hamilton American Classic

The Hamilton American Classic very much lives up to the name. Harking back to the label’s midwestern railroad roots, this noted piece is available in multiple styles that all channel stateside appeal for both men and women. That’s where the star-spangled mechanics end, though. Crack the American Classic open, and it’s Swiss precision to the very last cog.

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Hamilton Broadway

Inspired by the Big Apple itself, Hamilton’s Broadway collection encapsulates everything good and great about the namesake neighbourhood: it’s robust, versatile and unashamedly American in design. Factor in the three different designs – classic, sporty and casual – and you’re left with a line that deserves it’s own chorus. Encore, indeed.

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Hamilton Jazzmaster

If jazz is considered a genre for the musical maestros, consider the Jazzmaster the perfect accompaniment. Finely-tuned and technically impeccable, this classic collection is a high note in modern horology – and that’s just how it looks. The Jazzmaster, like all things Hamilton, is a harmonious masterpiece on the inside, too.

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Hamilton Pan Europ

Though Hamilton proudly champions stateside design, turns out it does European finesse just as well. The Pan Europ takes the brand’s signature transatlantic, embedding a bold aesthetic within classic Italian racing watches. Granted, you may never see the inside of a cockpit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress the part thanks to Hamilton.

Hamilton Railroad

Never forget your roots: an adage Hamilton knows all too well. The Railroad collection, arguably the watch that shot the brand to fame in 1892, is just as exemplary in the 21st century. Though thanks to increased precision, improved craftsmanship and a design fit for the modern day, the Railroad is even better this time round.

Hamilton Timeless

If you thought Hamilton was all stateside modernity and bold statements, think again. The Hamilton Timeless collection gives the horological greats a run for their money, imbuing exemplary mechanics within a design that’ll look just as good in this century as it will the next.

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