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Exploring Hamilton Watches

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Hamilton is one of our all-time favourite Swiss watch brands and we have found many of our customers agree. They have an incredible talent for combining their American heritage with unrivalled Swiss movement while their collections of ‘Movie’ watches have long been coveted by collectors and film fans alike. With Hamilton watches having appeared in over 450 major feature films in the past, it is no surprise that many of the collections we will be exploring today showcase stunning movie inspired timepieces and watches that have been on the wrists of some of our favourite actors. 

Hamilton watches were first bought to life in 1892, when the original factory was established in Lancaster, Pennsylavia, a site the company was based at for the first 111 years of its life. They began to make a name for themselves during the early days of the American railroads, supplying high precision watches to employees of the railway to help prevent and reduce accidents with synchronised timing. Then in the early 1900’s, as the age of aviation developed, Hamilton took on timing the skies helping the likes of the U.S. Airmail service.

All while assuming their position as one of the greatest watch manufacturers in America, they continued to innovate and create technologies that are still used in the industry today. In 1957, the famous Hamilton Ventura became the world’s first electrical watch powered by a battery and then in 1970, the Pulsar watch was created becoming the world’s first LED digital watch. Innovations have kept coming since, including their own in-house movements produced together with ETA that boast impressive power reserves up to 80 hours.

Hamilton is most famed for their “Movie Watches”. For over 90 years, they have appeared in hundreds of feature films with their first appearance being in 1932 in the Marlene Dietrich movie Shanghai Express. Since then, they have been on the wrists of superstars like Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii, Will Smith in Men in Black and more recently, the 2014 film Interstellar where the Hamilton Khaki Field played a pivotal role in the plot. Thankfully, these Hamilton watches are not limited to action heroes and superstars, but you can find many of them available to order for yourself. Discover all the latest Hamilton watch collections below.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Watches

Embodying the brand’s past contribution to aviation timing and assisting the likes of the U.S. Airmail service, the Hamilton Khaki Aviation watch collection boasts a stunning selection of timepieces that perfectly suit pilots and world travellers alike. They are fully equipped with Swiss made movements with a reputation for accuracy, an essential aspect for professional pilots in the cockpit. There are a huge range of Hamilton Khaki Aviation watches to choose from including Hamilton X-Wind Chronographs and their proudly sized cases and the new Hamilton Khaki Aviation Air Race collection with highly legible dials and automatic movements.

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Hamilton Khaki Field Watches

One of the brand’s flagship collections, the Hamilton Khaki Field is designed to be rugged, robust and resilient in a classic army style. Fully equipped for the outdoors, these sports watches are crafted from durable stainless steel or titanium alongside military inspired designs including khaki-coloured dials decorated with Superluminova accents and textile straps. There are a huge range of Hamilton Khaki Field watches to choose from including the classic Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date, the Khaki Field Mechanical and Khaki Field King.

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Hamilton Ventura Watches

A 20th century icon, the Hamilton Ventura watch collection is one of the brand’s most famous and became the world’s first electric watch powered by a battery when it was released in the 1950’s. But what bought the Hamilton Ventura to the forefront of everyone’s imagination was its appearance on the wrist of Elvis Presley in his 1961 musical comedy Blue Hawaii. Since then, its instantly recognisable triangular shape and vintage charm has captivated modern-day wearers from all over the globe and remains a treasure to rock and roll lovers everywhere. 

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Hamilton Jazzmaster Watches

For those of us that want an elegant looking timepiece with a highly accurate movement, the Hamilton Jazzmaster watch collection is home to many. With a refined look crafted from quality materials including rose gold and stainless steel, each piece makes a statement that will transition between a day in the office to a night on the town. We particularly love the Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart watches with their breathtaking skeletonised dials that expose the automatic movement hidden within. You can also find Hamilton Jazzmaster Seaview watches, Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline watches and Hamilton Jazzmaster Chrono Quartz watches, all boasting their own unique, stunning design.

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Hamilton American Classic Watches

The Hamilton American Classic watch collection beautifully tributes the brand’s heritage and their American roots that were originally established in Lancaster, Pennsylavia. With a cool, clean and classic look, each Hamilton American Classic watch boasts a design that can be worn for every occasion. The Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Chrono watch is a striking example of the brand’s authentic appeal with its 60’s inspired aesthetic and panda chronograph dial powered by the in-house H-31 automatic movement. You can also find Hamilton American Classic Spirit of Liberty watches, Hamilton American Classic Railroad watches and Hamilton American Classic Pan Europ watches that all embody the brand’s pure American spirit.

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Hamilton Khaki Navy Watches

We have already seen pilot and military watches from Hamilton, but now it’s time to peek beneath the surface of the waves and discover their remarkable range of Hamilton Khaki Navy watches. These incredible diving instruments and underwater timekeepers are inspired by marine pioneers and ocean explorers, showcasing designs that guarantee fantastic water resistance and luminescent displays. The Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman watch is considered one of their best diving watches, originally created for U.S. Naval teams before being featured in the 1951 film The Frogmen. You can also find a huge range of Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba watches, Hamilton Khaki Navy BeLOWZERO watches, Hamilton Khaki Navy GMT watches and Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer watches that will assist you on your underwater adventures.

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Hamilton Broadway Watches

Created with style-conscious men in mind, the Hamilton Broadway watch collection features sophisticated dial designs in bold bright colours, high precision Swiss made movements and stunning texture combinations that will instantly captivate you. They look smart next to a suit or cool beside the sleeve of your favourite hoodie, effortlessly adapting to any environment. We absolutely love the striped, colourful dials of the Hamilton Broadway Day Date Auto watch collection while the Hamilton Broadway Chrono watch provides a similar aesthetic alongside immaculate chronograph functionality.

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If any of these incredible collections of Hamilton watches have taken your fancy or you would just love to learn more, please feel free to head over to our website or contact our talented team of watch specialists at sales@cwsellors.com or on 01335 453453.