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Hamilton watches are innovative, iconic, and known for American Spirit and Swiss Precision, known for the highest performance standards and Swiss-made movements. With a reputation for craftsmanship and strong movie, military, and aviation heritage, Their evergreen watch collections include the Khaki Field, Khaki Aviation, Khaki Navy, Ventura, and Jazzmaster.
|Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date Auto Black 42 - Camo Textile Ref. H70535031
Today, we would like to offer their outdoor Khaki collection- a timeless epoch under their belt since 1914, a continuation of their military history in the design of form follows function. This Khaki collection is the epitome of best value Swiss manufacturing timepieces today. Strong history known that radiates robustness and reliability, no wonder even from elite collectors to those starting their watch collecting journey, would still favor and appreciate a solidly built all-rounder watch that Khaki watch provides.
The Khaki Field Day Date Auto Black 42 on Camo Textile Ref. H70535031 sets forth as a perfect example of what we just mentioned above. The Khaki Field Auto is a tribute to its military pedigree, precisely like their MIL-W-46374 spec watch produced specifically for use by navigators in the U.S. Air Force during the 60s and 70s, while their field watch dates back even earlier during World War 2 in the 1940s. This particular version sets forth where it is designed to be the perfect combination of a vintage piece with modern technology. Measuring wittily at 42mm wide, 50.8mm lug to lug, and 11mm in height, done in complete brushed on its bezel and stainless steel case surfaces, with minimal polishing at the back. Hamilton kept this finishings to mimic the original matte finishing during the days to minimize reflections coming from polished surfaces during service. Further, at 42mm, the Khaki Field Day Date Auto gets 100m water-resistant and wears exceptionally well and versatile from most of our wrists, both for men and women.
|Original MIL-W-46374 specifications|
Ok, we are not done with the case built. Further, the case features a slightly domed sapphire crystal accentuating above the thick polished bezel. Paired on the opposite side with a screw-in exhibition case back with essentials specifications engraved onto it. The crown has knurling on it, done with the right size for one to wind the watch up with ease.
Moving onto its military-spec dial, it is done and conformed to look precisely like the MIL-W-46374, while let us described it like how Eminem rhymes his selective words with his instrumental bars- uncluttered, vintage, utilitarian, soldier-ly, and versatile. The dial took the ode-to-the-past aesthetic, like, for instance, only bears the “Hamilton” and “Khaki Automatic” titles on the dial. Keeping the sterile look, simple 12 and 24-hour military scales, luminous syringe hands, and all of them done in white tone, while the mini tooth-like triangles markers on the periphery gets a patina brown color for some vintage touch. There are both day and date display done nicely at 3’o clock position, resulting in great legibility of the field watch while keeping things balanced. Strapping the Khaki Field Day Date Auto to the wrist, one can conclude the built for function above all things and built to last like during wartime, while most of us believed only to do from desk-diving to cafe hopping to be our daily activities.
|Quality multi-finished polishing in Switzerland|
The Khaki Field Day Date Auto Black Ref. H70535031 is powered by its automatic Caliber H-30, which is a tweaked 25-jewel ETA C07.111, with day/date displays and center seconds movement. The main tweak has the power reserve pumped up to 80 hours while having the frequency of the balance slowed from 4Hz to 3Hz, or from 28,800 beats per hour to 21,600bph. Further, the mainspring got lengthened due to the reduction of the barrel arbor’s core. This allows a longer power reserve on top of the self-winding movement, with the lower beat-rate reminds one of an old school hand cranker found on vintage military watches. With all this said, Hamilton truly is the few that can produce such movement upgrade on a large scale and further being well priced.
Hamilton paired the Khaki Field Day Date Auto Black with a 20mm sturdy beige textile strap with military camouflage patterns on it. Underneath backed a calf-leather material for enhancing its durability, making it suitable for all occasions and conditions.
|SuperLuminova for Superb Glow In Dark|
The Khaki Field Day Date Auto Black 42 on Camo Textile Ref. H70535031 is a captivating reissue in terms of its back-to-those-days military aesthetics and dimensions. It looks are so period-correct that this particular model features a throwback of their military timepiece with the practicality of both automatic winding and calendar display. Anyone looking for a sporty evergreen field-watch vibe with its impeccable build quality and upgraded movement, for the money, Hamilton made the Swiss-made Khaki Field Day Date Auto unrivaled in its price segment and attractive for all tiers of watch-lovers.
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