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As a brand with steep American roots, Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as a watch manufacturer that produced fine pocket watches. In subsequent years, developing reliable timepieces for the military, as well as the aviation industry became the basis of many current Hamilton models that hark back on attractive heritage designs. Now part of the Swiss watch giant Swatch group, Hamilton watches are made in Switzerland in accordance to high Swiss watchmaking standards. Although Hamilton is often associated with robust tool watches, the Jazzmaster series offers a range of enthralling timepieces bearing a contemporary style and a dressier appeal - just in case you need something a little sharper to dress up with on a fancy dinner.
|Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date Auto Silver - Bracelet Ref. H32505151
The Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date Auto Silver - Bracelet Ref. H32505151 is encased in an exquisitely crafted 316L stainless steel case bringing forth an attractive design reflecting contemporary elegance. With a case diameter of 40mm, a lug to lug distance of 50mm and a thickness of only 11mm, these dimensions present an incredibly versatile look that most wrist sizes will surely enjoy. Worn as a smart dress piece or as an casual everyday driver, the Jazzmaster Day Date Auto works perfectly as an all-rounder timepiece for a variety of occasions. The watch is paired with a 20mm stainless steel bracelet with a butterfly deployant clasp for a seamless look.
Combining the right blend of intricate finishes further emphasizes Hamilton’s close attention to detail in their watches, featuring a satin brushed finish on the top and the sides of the lugs and a high polished finish on the midsection on both sides of the case. Refined with a polished bevelled edge on the lugs and a high polish bezel, the watch gleams splendidly as it catches the light in bright lighting conditions. At the 3 o’clock position, the Hamilton-signed crown is protected by wafer-thin integrated crown guards to shield against any accidental knocks while retaining balanced proportions.
Unique "horn-shaped" lugs
Of course, the star of the show is definitely the sleek and refined dial design. The Jazzmaster Day Date Auto Silver - Bracelet Ref. H32505151 displays a phenomenal silver sunburst dial accompanied with a brushed radial pattern emanating outwards from the central point. As it shimmers at various angles, the sunburst effect complements the polished touches of the piece to exhibit a charming wrist presence despite having a rather simple dial layout. This stunning dial is protected by a piece of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, keeping the dial crystal clear.
The dauphine hands and the faceted dagger indexes are treated with a thin strip of SuperLuminova luminescent paint that provide a slight boost in night time visibility, however its main highlight rests in the high polish finish and delicate design of the hands and indexes to create a look that embodies a contemporary flair synonymous with the Jazzmaster line up. At the 12 o’clock position, the day indicator tucked between the 11 and 1 o’clock indexes showcases one of the hallmarks of the Jazzmaster Day Date Auto Silver as it displays a day disc spelling out the day of the week in full. Inversely, the 6 o’clock position houses a date complication allowing the dial to possess a pleasing symmetry.
SuperLuminova provide a slight boost in night time visibility
At the heart of the Jazzmaster Day Date Auto Silver - Bracelet Ref. H32505151 lies the Hamilton Swiss-made caliber H-40 automatic movement, which is a modified 25 jewel ETA 2834-2 day/date movement. The movement boasts a boosted 80-hour power reserve achieved by lowering the 4 Hz beat rate of 28,800 beats per hour to 3 Hz (21,600 beats per hour). The lowered beat rate also translates to a more robust movement due to the lesser friction produced between the parts over time. At the back of the watch, the movement is viewable through the see-through exhibition case back, featuring a custom decorated rotor with the Hamilton logo engraved. The case back is screwed in to attain a water resistance of 5 bar (50 meters).
The Jazzmaster Day Date Auto Silver - Bracelet Ref. H32505151 checks all the right boxes for an everyday piece one could dress up or down with while still carrying so much character. Like many other Hamilton watches, the Jazzmaster Day Date Auto Silver offers remarkable value of money, packing impeccable Swiss craftsmanship and Hamilton’s proud American spirit in an attractive price range. For those who are yearning for an affordable solid Swiss-made dress watch, this would certainly be high up in the list of recommendations.