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Old 17 April 2018, 12:53 AM   #1
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New arrival! Hamilton Pioneer Mechanical

This one has been on my radar for a few years. Love the coin-edge bezel, cathedral hands, Havana-brown dial, and hand-cranked ETA 2801. It ticks lots of boxes for me, and the only reason I hesitated or didnít go out of my way to buy it before now was the bead blasted finish (thought I would prefer it with a shinier brushed satin finish). It turns out the color tones on the dial and hands work perfectly with this finish on the case, and Iím really tickled about it!

The seller included its original bund strap that has a leather cover for the whole case, but I like the Hamilton pilot style strap shown here that the watch was mounted on when it arrived.

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Old 17 April 2018, 01:25 AM   #2
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That is a sharp looking piece Tony. Congratulations!
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Old 17 April 2018, 01:57 AM   #3
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Old 17 April 2018, 03:15 AM   #4
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Terrific! Love the cathedral hands.
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Old 17 April 2018, 12:08 PM   #5
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Great looking field watch! The cathedral hands really work well with it.
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Old 17 April 2018, 04:47 PM   #6
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great looking watch and good bang for the buck there.
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Old 18 April 2018, 07:57 AM   #7
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The quasi Murph watch. I love mine and wear it often. Enjoy!
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Old 18 April 2018, 08:12 AM   #8
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This one has been on my radar for a few years. Love the coin-edge bezel, cathedral hands, Havana-brown dial, and hand-cranked ETA 2801. It ticks lots of boxes for me, and the only reason I hesitated or didnít go out of my way to buy it before now was the bead blasted finish (thought I would prefer it with a shinier brushed satin finish). It turns out the color tones on the dial and hands work perfectly with this finish on the case, and Iím really tickled about it!

The seller included its original bund strap that has a leather cover for the whole case, but I like the Hamilton pilot style strap shown here that the watch was mounted on when it arrived.

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Noice and so legible.
What size is that 42mm?

Can you please do a lume shot?
I'm between a Ball Watch or that Hamilton.

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Old 18 April 2018, 10:31 AM   #9
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Old 18 April 2018, 10:39 AM   #10
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Noice and so legible.
What size is that 42mm?

Can you please do a lume shot?
I'm between a Ball Watch or that Hamilton.

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It is 42mm. It looks kinda huge in this wrist-shot, but that's just the photo.

The lume is downright pathetic. I've learned to expect this with Hamilton watches, but I haven't noticed even the slightest emission of luminescence from this one yet. I'll get it out in the sun and then come in for some photos and see how it look. Please note that I'm in the Buffalo, NY area, and we ain't seein' much of the sun lately (I brushed 3" of heavy, wet snow off of the car before leaving the house this morning!!!).
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Old 18 April 2018, 10:40 AM   #11
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The quasi Murph watch. I love mine and wear it often. Enjoy!
Cool! Glad you posted here. Oh, and welcome to The Rolex Forums!
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Old 18 April 2018, 10:59 AM   #12
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It is 42mm. It looks kinda huge in this wrist-shot, but that's just the photo.

The lume is downright pathetic. I've learned to expect this with Hamilton watches, but I haven't noticed even the slightest emission of luminescence from this one yet. I'll get it out in the sun and then come in for some photos and see how it look. Please note that I'm in the Buffalo, NY area, and we ain't seein' much of the sun lately (I brushed 3" of heavy, wet snow off of the car before leaving the house this morning!!!).
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Heck, I'm in NZ purportedly the adventure capital of the world and we probably got only five days of summer. It's autumn here now.

Shall be happy to see your lume shot. At anyrate, that Hamilton is a classic! Would get one if i can only make up my mind which...

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Old 19 April 2018, 11:37 AM   #13
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Looks great, that dial is fantastic! Wear in good health.
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