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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 Earth Brown 38 - Nato Ref. H69449961
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 Earth Brown 38 on NATO Ref. H69449961 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 at 38mm wide and 9.5mm in height, the stainless steel case is done in unique ‘Earth’ colored PVD case coating to mimic both the original finishing during the days to minimize reflections coming from polished surfaces, while seemingly gone through a certain period of wear and survived its time with the “rustic” look. Further, at 38mm, the Khaki Field Mechanical bears 50m water resistant and wears exceptionally well and versatile from most of our 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 essentials 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, while let us described it like how Eminem rhymes his selective words with his instrumental bars- uncluttered, vintage, utilitarian, soldier-ly, and versatile. Further, the “Hamilton” words are well spread on the dial, keeping the clean sterile look with the simple 12 and 24-hour military scales, luminous syringe hands, and done in vintage khaki green color. Forgone the date display on the right side for full military correctness while allowing the dial stays balanced symmetrically. Strapping the Khaki Mechanical Officer 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 Officer Handwinding Earth Brown 38 Ref. H69449861 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 reminds one 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 upgrade on a large scale and further being well priced.
Hamilton paired the Khaki Field Mechanical 38 Ref. H69449961 with a 20mm 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 38 Ref. H69449961 is captivating reissue in terms of its back-to-those-days, and gone-through-those-days military aesthetics and dimensions. It looks are so period-correct adding on 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.