Hamilton

The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in 1892. Hamilton's first watch (936) was launched in 1893. Hamilton mostly produced pocket watches and wristwatches before the company was diversified and shifted its focus. Today Hamilton belongs to the Swatch Group. There, Hamilton is of historical importance because in 1971 it became the third company of what was to later become the Swatch Group. While Hamilton was launched as an American watch and clock company, based on Pennsylvania, with in-house movements, nowadays Hamilton watches no longer use such calibers. They rely on ETA movements as do many other Swiss made watch brands. Since the late 1980s, after decades of decline, Hamilton reactivated its marketing and promotions to eventually gain traction with collectors. Modern dial styles were derived from vintage models of the 1920, 1930 and 1940 collections. Among such Hamilton watches are the Hamilton Ardmore, Hamilton Boulton, Hamilton Cabot, Hamilton Piping Rock, Hamilton Spur, Hamilton Wilshire, 1957 Hamilton Ventura. Vintage Hamilton watch models are now so popular with collectors that the search for Hamilton watch serial numbers (or Hamilton watches serial numbers) has become an important step in finding the correct Hamilton watch price. Many fans rely on WatchTime's content by reading a Hamilton watch review and other Hamilton watches review content from additional websites. While some Hamilton fans look for Hamilton watch Amazon or Hamilton watch ebay when trying to make a purchase, it is recommended to instead go to a certified dealer. The question 'are Hamilton watches any good' can be address in a Hamilton watch forum. Often there will be old Hamilton watches for sale or photos of vintage Hamilton pocket watches. Also, newer models like the Hamilton Jazzmaster are popular models when collectors look for Hamilton watches for sale - here Hamilton watches prices tend to include a discount versus the official Hamilton price list. WatchTime has the latest Hamilton news and reviews of Hamilton watches including the Hamilton Ventura, Hamilton Pan Europ, Hamilton Khaki Field, Hamilton Khaki King, Hamilton Khaki, \and Hamilton Pocket Watch as well as Hamilton watch updates, live reporting about Hamilton watches and other Hamilton articles by WatchTime's team - the authority on Hamilton. We cover dozens of Hamilton watches for men, Hamilton ladies watches and other products on our watch database with the latest Hamilton prices and tech specs.

5 Watch Brands We’ve Seen on “Mad Men”

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When AMC's hit drama series "Mad Men" kicked off its seventh and final season this year, we've decided to re-present our list of five iconic watch brands that we've identified on the wrists of the show's characters. … [Read more...]


Grading the Retrograde: Longines Master Collection Retrograde Test

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Longines’s Master Collection Retrograde has an exclusive movement with no less than four retrograde functions. How does it hold up under WatchTime’s exacting scrutiny? Find out in this watch test feature originally presented in WatchTime's June 2009 issue. … [Read more...]


First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

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As the U.S. enters a new year with a new divided government, we felt it was the perfect time to share this feature on presidents and their watches from the WatchTime archives (December 2008). Click here to find out what brands graced the wrists and waistcoasts of our chief executives. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: The “Alternative” Top 5 Pilots’ Watches

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We're all familiar with iconic pilots' watches like the IWC Big Pilot, Rolex GMT-Master and Breitling Navitimer, right? This week, we will shed some light on a few "alternative" pilots' watches. Whether it is because you don't want to be one of the three guys in the meeting room wearing the same Rolex GMT-Master, or simply because you might be looking for something in a different budget range, here are some choices you may not have considered. … [Read more...]


A Look Back At Baselworld 2014: 19 Interesting New Watches We’ve Seen

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Scores of new timepieces have been making their world debuts at Baselworld 2014. Here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on. Take a look back at Baselworld 2014 and rediscover some of the year's most interesting novelties. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Best-Value Chronographs of 2014

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As the New Year approaches, I continue to assemble my annual Top 10 Watches list in various categories for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. So far, we've covered my favorite chronograph watches and men's dress watches that debuted in 2014. This week, I put the spotlight on chronograph watches offering the best value for money. … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Affordable Hamilton Watches for New Collectors

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892, Hamilton watches became synonymous with precision timekeeping, supplying pocketwatches to railroads, marine chronometers for ships, and clocks for aircraft. Today, Swiss-owned Hamilton offers a wide range of timepieces at accessible prices. Here are five models we can recommend for new collectors. … [Read more...]


Automatic for the People: 7 Mechanical Watches Under $2,000

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At the Swiss watch fairs, the attention-grabbing releases are often the most astronomically priced timepieces with the most complex movements. But what about those who are seeking a more "entry-level" timepiece without compromising on the mechanical movement? We've compiled a list of affordable watches with automatic movements that might have flown under your radar. While less complicated and less expensive, at under $2,000 each, these watches won't break the bank. … [Read more...]


Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Military Watches With NATO Straps

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In recent years I've taken to "pimping out" my new and old watches, some of them military watches, by replacing their original straps with colorful NATO straps. At this year's Baselworld, I found that I may have helped start a military watches trend, as I saw many new watches that had these military-style cloth straps as original equipment. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I showcase 10 of these military watches. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph

From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" when it comes to watch brands. For me, it means watches under $5,000, with mechanical movements, from the best watch brands.  … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: 5 Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

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Call it a "budget" timepiece or an "entry-level luxury" affordable watch: for many, affordable watches are the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many affordable mechanical watches on the market priced under $1,000. I've reported on a number of affordable watch brands on my blog, Fratellowatches.com, and the affordable swiss watches presented here come from some of the most popular articles. … [Read more...]


Presidential Watches: 9 Timepieces Owned by U.S. Presidents

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As another Election Day approaches in the United States, we at WatchTime decided it would be a great time to revisit our piece on watches worn by American presidents over the years. Scroll down to see the list we've compiled of notable wristwatches and pocketwatches belonging to past (and current) commanders-in-chief. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the Hamilton Pan Europ Automatic

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The Jackson Five, ABBA and Queen. The Godfather, Bruce Lee and Star Wars. Platform shoes, sideburns, and bell-bottomed pants. The Royal Oak, Nautilus and Ingenieur. All of them first saw the light of day during the seventies, and in the watch industry, this era seems to be making a comeback when it comes to design. The original Hamilton Pan Europ was introduced in 1971, and in recent years it has come back to life. The Chronograph version was redone and re-issued in 2011, and for 2014 Hamilton … [Read more...]


Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum

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Hamilton watches have long been associated with aviation, and this year the Swiss watch brand with American roots introduces its first pilots' watch with a case made from aluminum, a material used in the aerospace industry for everything from airplanes to space shuttles to rocket fuel. The Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum is available in four military-inspired color schemes. … [Read more...]


Hamilton Pan Europ H-30 (Updated with Live Photo from Baselworld 2014)

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For its first pre-Baselworld 2014 release, Hamilton introduces a contemporary version of its Hamilton Pan Europ, one of the very first wristwatches equipped with an automatic chronograph movement, introduced in 1971. The new three-hand Pan Europ H-30 debuts with a modern-day movement boasting an 80-hour power reserve.  … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2014: Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition

Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono Limited Edition

Hamilton has unveiled a new limited-edition pilots' watch inspired by its aviation history, the Hamilton Khaki Takeoff Auto Chrono. The watch, which has a black PVD case, takes its design cues from an elapsed-time clock that Hamilton produced during World War II. … [Read more...]


Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton - Men

With the fall arriving, and Halloween on the horizon, what better time to showcase a new skeleton watch? In this "his and hers" edition of Watch to Watch, we look at Hamilton's Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton — available in men's and ladies' versions, and both containing the same new proprietary movement, Caliber H-20-S. … [Read more...]


Hamilton Evokes its Aviation Heritage with New Khaki Pilot Pioneer Pilots’ Watches

Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer

Hamilton Watch Co., founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, began making watches for pilots shortly thereafter, in 1919. The brand's new collection of pilots' watches, called Khaki Pilot Pioneer Auto Chrono, bears the influence of its early aviation watches. WatchTime got a close-up look at the watches at the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, "the world's greatest aviation celebration." … [Read more...]


New Hamilton Watches at Watch Insider

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Baselworld may be over, but there are still some new watches left to report on from the show. … [Read more...]


F1 Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg Join IWC

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At the recent Grand Prix Monaco, IWC announced the addition of Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team as official "Friends of the Brand." … [Read more...]