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.

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...]

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...]

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...]

Fratello Friday: 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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

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As AMC's hit drama series "Mad Men" kicks off its seventh and final season on Sunday night, we've decided to re-present our list of five watch brands that we've identified so far on the wrists of the show's characters. … [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

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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...]

Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

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Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches and Top Watch Brands

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There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" and "affordable luxury" in luxury watch brands and best watches for men. From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 affordable watches and top affordable watch brands that, in my opinion, represent the most excellent value for their luxury watch price and can be considered best watches for men, if you will. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton

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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

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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...]

Video: Hamilton Pan Europ

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Inspired by a Hamilton timepiece of the same name originally introduced in 1971, the modern Pan Europ takes a nostalgic look back in time. The year 1971, also the number of pieces in this limited edition, is a significant date in Hamilton’s history. It marks the year the brand joined the Swatch Group, then known as SSIH. Click here for photos of the Hamilton Pan Europ. Click below to start the video... Receive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to … [Read more...]

Breitling Limited Edition Watch for Autism Awareness Month

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After partnering with pro golfer Ernie Els, Breitling has collaborated with the Hall of Fame golfer to produce the Els for Autism Breitling Limited Edition Chronograph in honor of Autism Awareness Month this April. … [Read more...]

RGM Marks 20 Years With Third In-House Caliber

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RGM, the pioneering Pennsylvania-based watch brand founded in 1992 by Roland G. Murphy, turns 20 years old in 2012. Murphy commemorated the anniversary in the manner he knows best: by developing his brand's third in-house mechanical movement, called Caliber 20, and outfitting it in a new watch that RGM introduced at January's Geneva Time Exhibition. … [Read more...]

Bruce Willis Wears Hamilton Jazzmaster Watch in “A Good Day to Die Hard”

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Action star Bruce Willis returns to the role of everyman hero John McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, which opened in theaters this week. Keen-eyed watch buffs will note the timepiece that Willis wears in the film, which has been identified as a Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic. Actor Jai Courtney, who plays McClane's estranged son, also sports a Hamilton, the Khaki X-Patrol. … [Read more...]

Video: Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol

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An aviation-inspired watch released this year as part of Hamilton’s 120th anniversary celebration, the Khaki X-Patrol offers a unique and eminently useful feature for anyone who regularly finds himself traveling between America and other world destinations: a mechanical conversion function that allows the wearer to quickly calculate miles into kilometers, feet into meters, et cetera. Click here to see photos of the Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol. Click below for the video... Receive all … [Read more...]

Swatch Group Acquires Harry Winston Watch & Jewelry

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The Swatch Group has added another jewel — or, more precisely, jeweler — to its crown. The Bienne, Switzerland-based company, which owns watch brands ranging from Swatch to Hamilton to Omega to Breguet, announced Monday that it is acquiring world-renowned jewelry brand Harry Winston, which in recent years has also become a bastion of high watchmaking. … [Read more...]

Breitling Designs Limited Edition Timepiece with Govberg Jewelers

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In an exclusive partnership with Govberg Jewelers, Breitling has unveiled the Chronomat 44 Limited Edition, limited to only 50 numbered pieces. Govberg Jewelers is the oldest Breitling retailer in North America, having sold the brand's timepieces since 1987. … [Read more...]

First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

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With the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heating up, 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...]

Breitling and Hamilton Jewelers Partner to Create the Chronomat 44 Hamilton 100th Edition

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To celebrate its 100th anniversary as a family-owned and operated business, Hamilton Jewelers has teamed with Breitling (also a family-owned business) to create a limited edition timepiece, the Chronomat 44 Hamilton 100th Edition. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s September-October Issue is On Sale Now!

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WatchTime’s September-October issue is on newsstands now, with tests of Rolex's new Explorer II and Breitling Transocean, an in-depth technical report on the Cartier ID Two concept watch, brand profiles of Ball Watch and Hanhart, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]

Idol Time: American Idol’s Randy Jackson Talks Timepieces with WT

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It's been a big week for "American Idol's" Randy Jackson. Not only is "AI" fandom abuzz over his future as a judge on the popular musical competition program, but this week also saw the launch of a new business venture for the famously watch-loving Jackson — Timepieces by Randy Jackson, a new line of watches (most of them affordably priced at $99 to $499) that will initially be sold on cable TV's HSN Home Shopping Network. The watches will be produced by Clyde Dunier, Inc. a fourth-generation … [Read more...]

Baume & Mercier Adds Hampton Mini Timepieces

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Baume & Mercier have introduced a new line of ladies' mini timepieces to their Hampton Collection. These petite quartz watches have a 34.5 x 22mm case. In addition to the stainless steel bracelet, they will also be available with an alligator strap in a variety of colors. … [Read more...]

Facetime for July 14

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Thanks to all of our readers who have sent in great pictures so far. Send us your pictures so you can share your watch collection with fellow watch buffs. If you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, or on our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) at photo@watchtime.com. … [Read more...]