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Watches holding rich history and quality designs definitely spark a great deal of excitement for many watch lovers, especially when it comes to vintage reissues inspired by nostalgic design elements from a bygone era. And Hamilton watches and Hollywood movie have been inseparable for over 90 years. Bringing a new facet to cinematic storytelling, its timepieces have been featured on the wrists of some greatest characters, adding authenticity to the mechanics of the plot and the protagonists.
|Hamilton American Classic Boulton Quartz Ref. H13431553
The all new Hamilton American Classic is such a piece, and been paired up in the fifth and final adventure movie starring Harrison Ford as the phenom archeologist in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”. It’s a movie that takes place in 1969 and for the first time, Indiana is wearing a watch. And one that is battery-powered watch, a golden mechanical timepiece that harks further back into the forties. So let’s take a closer look at this all new dress watch from Hamilton.
The Hamilton American Classic Boulton Quartz Ref. H13431553 receives a full PVD yellow gold throughout its 316L stainless steel construction, offering a more vintage yet classy appearance befitting to the era where the movie takes place. While the overall thickness remains relatively slim at approximately 7.8mm, this oblong-shaped case construction resulted in a notably slimmer case profile, with the domed mineral crystal blending in to the curvature of the case. Furthermore, the watch sits extremely comfortable on the wrist with a versatile diameter of 27mm and a lug to lug distance of 31.6mm.
|Vintage charisma through its case
Taking visual cues from the classic Hamilton Boulton series in 1941, the case design echoes the charming old-school style with its soften lugs and rectangle construction. The entire case is finished to a high standard with smooth mirror-like polishing all around, bringing an extra flair that amplifies the dressy appeal as it gleams with brilliance under bright lighting.
To complete the vintage look, the supplied 18mm calf leather in burgundy brown beautifully expresses a sophisticated elegance associated with timepieces from the period, a seemingly perfect style of strap to pair with a vintage-inspired dress watch. Secured on the wrist with a polished Hamilton-signed tang buckle, it brings a raffish charm that easily compliments a whole range of style from casualness to classy.
Minimal dial that is elegant and chic
Retaining the iconic dial design of the classic chronograph, the Hamilton American Classic presents a silvery white dial, bestowing some warm and elegance. It is then paired with golden Roman numerals which gives the dial a much more formal look. And displaying the ticking seconds in the small sub-dial at the bottom, the Hamilton Boulton remake clads an incredibly iconic dial design that undoubtedly will never go out of style. On the slim sword-style minute and hour hand is pleasantly done in matching gold hue to complete the retro package.
At the heart of the Hamilton American Classic Boulton Quartz Ref. H13431553 lies the ETA Swiss-made 980.163 Quartz caliber movement. The 15 jewel movement boasts an oblong shape like the watch case, and measures at Diameter 13,00 x 15,15 mm. It has a stop second function during time adjustment and an End-of-life display. The solid steel case-back is curved like the whole case, attaining both comfortability on the wrist with an ample water resistance rating of 3 bar (30 meters).
|ETA Swiss-made 980.163 Quartz caliber movement
The Hamilton American Classic Boulton Quartz is more than just a movie prop for Indy. It comes in a vintage theme while bestowing modern build quality. Therefore with its golden glow and attractive price, the classic-looking Boulton Quartz could just be the perfect watch for someone who loves the style of the golden days.