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.

First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

John F. Kennedy with Omega Ultra Thin

With the race for the 2016 presidential primaries already off and running, we felt it was the perfect time to share this feature on presidents and their watches from the WatchTime archives (December … [Read more...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 8: Zenith El Primero

Zenith El Primero

In this week’s edition of Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy (you can check out part 7 here), we come to a watch with possibly one of the best and most widely used luxury movements to date: the Zenith … [Read more...]

Grading the Retrograde: Longines Master Collection Retrograde Test

Longines’s Master Collection Retrograde

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? … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Best-Value Chronographs

Longines Column Wheel Single-Push-Piece Chronograph

As new watches introduced at this year's SIHH and Baselworld begin arriving at retailers, let's look at my annual Top 10 Best-Value Watches list, which I assembled for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Brand to Watch: Vortic Watches Launches with American Artisan Series

Vortic watch

Although its heyday ended a century ago, the passion for watchmaking never really left American soil. Today, entrepreneurial and passionate young watchmakers are finding ways to bring horology home … [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. … [Read more...]

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

Tissot Luxury Automatic - front-back

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" … [Read more...]

Those Crazy ’70s: A Test of the Hamilton Pan-Europ Day-Date


The Hamilton Pan-Europ Day-Date brings back the most colorful decade in watch history. How did this vintage-inspired timepiece fare in our test? Scroll down to find out. … [Read more...]

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

Bremont Alt-1 Pilot

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. … [Read more...]

Hamilton Pan Europ H-30

Hamilton Pan Europ H-30

At last year's Baselworld, Hamilton introduced a contemporary version of its Hamilton Pan Europ, one of the very first wristwatches equipped with an automatic chronograph movement, introduced in 1971. … [Read more...]

Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Watches With NATO Straps

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronographe

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. New releases from recent Baselworld … [Read more...]

Rolex, Omega… Pulsar? New James Bond Watch Exhibit Focuses on the Quartz Era

James Bond Seiko

To readers of Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels and those who fondly recall the early Sean Connery films, Agent 007 will always be a Rolex man. To younger fans, who've known no cinematic Bond … [Read more...]

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton

Skeleton watches continued to be a popular style at this year's Baselworld. In this "his and hers" edition of Watch to Watch, we look at a very affordable one introduced a few years back: Hamilton's … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 5 Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

Longines HydroConquest

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 … [Read more...]

RGM Watches: Roland G. Murphy’s American Way

Roland G. Murphy of RGM

Making a watch movement in Switzerland is one thing. Making one in the USA is quite another. Just ask Roland G. Murphy, founder of RGM Watch Company. We spoke with Roland Murphy and took an in-depth … [Read more...]

Monochrome Reviews the Hamilton Pan Europ Automatic

Hamilton Pan Europ Automatic

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 … [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" … [Read more...]

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

Don Draper JLC

As we prepare for the final episodes of AMC's hit period drama series "Mad Men" to premiere next weekend, we've decided to re-present our list of five iconic watch brands that we've identified on the … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: New Hamilton Ventura “Elvis80” and Worldtimer Chrono (Updated with Live Photos)

Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 watch

Among the new Hamilton watches released at the world's biggest watch fair this week: the Hamilton Ventura Elvis80, in honor of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 80th birthday; and the Hamilton Chrono … [Read more...]

Watch Spotting at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian Lindbergh Waltham 8 Days Clock - Closeup

Because it is one of the five most visited museums in the world, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC hardly needs any further recommendation. But just in case you have … [Read more...]

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


As Presidents' Day approaches here 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 … [Read more...]

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

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

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 … [Read more...]

Hamilton Khaki Pilot Pioneer Aluminum

Hamilton Khaki Pioneer Aluminum - pair

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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

New Hamilton Watches at Watch Insider


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


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


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 … [Read more...]

Breitling Limited Edition Watch for Autism Awareness Month


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 … [Read more...]

RGM Marks 20 Years With Third In-House Caliber

RGM Caliber 20 watch

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 … [Read more...]