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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 Mechanical Handwinding Black 42 Ref. H69529933|
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 Mechanical Handwinding Black 42 Ref. H69529933 sets forth as a perfect example of what we just mentioned above. The Khaki Field Mechanical 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 with a diameter of 42mm, 9.75mm in height, and a lug to lug distance of 50.5mm, the stainless steel case is done in matte sandblasted tone to mimic the original finishing during the days to minimize reflections coming from polished surfaces. Further, at 42mm, the Khaki Field Mechanical bears 50m of water resistance and wears exceptionally well and is versatile for most wrists, both for men and women.
|Original MIL-W-46374 specifications|
Ok, we have to strongly emphasize the practicality of having a drilled-lug hole on-field watch’s case, and this Khaki Field Mechanical nails it through and through, this allows the wearer to swap in and out for the enjoyment of pairing new kicks (straps we meant) on it to fit one’s mood. Further, the case features a domed sapphire crystal and screw-in case back with essential 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, well let us describe 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” title on the dial, keeping the sterile look with simple 12 and 24-hour military scales, luminous syringe hands, and all of them done in vintage patina brown color. There is no date display done, resulting in the original field watch look while keeping things balanced symmetrically. Strapping the Khaki Mechanical Black 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 matte sandblasted finished in Switzerland|
The Khaki Field Mechanical Handwinding Black 42 Ref. H69529933 is powered by its Caliber H-50, which is a tweaked 17-jewel ETA 2801-2 hand-wound 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 benefiting a hand-wound movement, with the lower beat-rate reminiscent 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 upgrades on a large scale and further being well priced.
Hamilton paired the Khaki Field Mechanical Handwinding Black 42 Ref. H69529933 with a 22mm sturdy army green nylon strap with brown color keepers that is suitable for all occasions and conditions.
|SuperLuminova for Superb Glow In Dark|
The Khaki Field Mechanical Handwinding Black 42 Ref. H69529933 is a captivating reissue in terms of its back-to-those-days military aesthetics and dimensions. It looks so period-correct that this particular model features a throwback of their own military timepiece. The evergreen field-watch vibe with its impeccable build quality and upgraded movement, Hamilton made the Swiss-made Khaki Field Mechanical unrivaled in its price segment and attractive for all tiers of watch-lovers.