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Old 14 March 2018, 06:33 AM   #1
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The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical

The mail today delivered to me one of Hamilton's new 38mm field watches.

Very nice piece for under $500 shipped from Hodinkee.

Here are the stats:

Model: Khaki Field Mechanical
Reference: H69429931
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 38mm diameter; 9.5mm thickness
Caseback: Closed stainless-steel back
Dial: Black dial with 12 and 24-hour scales
Lume: Vintage-style SuperLuminova
Caliber: Manual-winding ETA 2801-2
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Bracelet/Strap: Green textile strap
Lug Width: 20mm
Manufactured: Switzerland

I was first drawn to this one by the strap, but I don't love it in person. I think a leather or just regular gray NATO is going to be the way to go.

The "Vintage-Lume" is much better on the wrist than in photos, it is subtle, not over the top. It looks like a well-executed color choice, not a sign screaming "Hey look, I look vintage!!".

On the wrist it really is a perfect size, I was between this and the Tudor Ranger, and what I realize getting this in hand is that I really want a 38mm Ranger.

I would say the best thing this watch has going for it is legibility, it is super easy to see exactly what time it is right away, the dial layout nails that purpose, which is after all THE purpose.

On the fence on keeping this or spending a bit more and picking up a Ranger.

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Old 14 March 2018, 06:38 AM   #2
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Old 14 March 2018, 10:26 AM   #3
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Old 14 March 2018, 10:42 AM   #4
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Congrats! Looks great on the grey nato. I saw that watch at a Hamilton-Hodinkee event a few weeks ago. It's very nice.
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Old 16 March 2018, 05:55 AM   #5
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The Grey Nato just pops!
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Old 17 March 2018, 02:02 AM   #6
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I got it last month, great bang for the buck!
I Dig the strap

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Old 18 March 2018, 08:16 AM   #7
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The mail today delivered to me one of Hamilton's new 38mm field watches.

Very nice piece for under $500 shipped from Hodinkee.

Here are the stats:

Model: Khaki Field Mechanical
Reference: H69429931
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 38mm diameter; 9.5mm thickness
Caseback: Closed stainless-steel back
Dial: Black dial with 12 and 24-hour scales
Lume: Vintage-style SuperLuminova
Caliber: Manual-winding ETA 2801-2
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Bracelet/Strap: Green textile strap
Lug Width: 20mm
Manufactured: Switzerland

I was first drawn to this one by the strap, but I don't love it in person. I think a leather or just regular gray NATO is going to be the way to go.

The "Vintage-Lume" is much better on the wrist than in photos, it is subtle, not over the top. It looks like a well-executed color choice, not a sign screaming "Hey look, I look vintage!!".

On the wrist it really is a perfect size, I was between this and the Tudor Ranger, and what I realize getting this in hand is that I really want a 38mm Ranger.

I would say the best thing this watch has going for it is legibility, it is super easy to see exactly what time it is right away, the dial layout nails that purpose, which is after all THE purpose.

On the fence on keeping this or spending a bit more and picking up a Ranger.

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I have the ranger and the Hamilton. They are both sweet, with the ranger being an auto and the Hamilton a hand Cranker.

The strap on the Hamilton, is agree, is meh.

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Old 22 April 2018, 06:58 AM   #8
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There is a brown dial & beige strap variant available now as well.

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Old 22 April 2018, 08:00 AM   #9
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Sweet watch.
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Old 23 April 2018, 10:34 PM   #10
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I bought this Timex quartz for under $100.


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Old 23 April 2018, 10:59 PM   #11
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Very nice!!

It looks awesome on a cream colored NATO that matches the hands as well.


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Old 21 May 2018, 02:04 PM   #12
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The mail today delivered to me one of Hamilton's new 38mm field watches.

Very nice piece for under $500 shipped from Hodinkee.

Here are the stats:

Model: Khaki Field Mechanical
Reference: H69429931
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 38mm diameter; 9.5mm thickness
Caseback: Closed stainless-steel back
Dial: Black dial with 12 and 24-hour scales
Lume: Vintage-style SuperLuminova
Caliber: Manual-winding ETA 2801-2
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Bracelet/Strap: Green textile strap
Lug Width: 20mm
Manufactured: Switzerland

I was first drawn to this one by the strap, but I don't love it in person. I think a leather or just regular gray NATO is going to be the way to go.

The "Vintage-Lume" is much better on the wrist than in photos, it is subtle, not over the top. It looks like a well-executed color choice, not a sign screaming "Hey look, I look vintage!!".

On the wrist it really is a perfect size, I was between this and the Tudor Ranger, and what I realize getting this in hand is that I really want a 38mm Ranger.

I would say the best thing this watch has going for it is legibility, it is super easy to see exactly what time it is right away, the dial layout nails that purpose, which is after all THE purpose.

On the fence on keeping this or spending a bit more and picking up a Ranger.

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Great pickup! congrats! may I ask, is the crown a screw-down crown? Or can u wind the watch without having to so-called "pull out" the crown?
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Old 21 May 2018, 10:44 PM   #13
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Great pickup! congrats! may I ask, is the crown a screw-down crown? Or can u wind the watch without having to so-called "pull out" the crown?
Pretty sure you wind that movement with the crown down, flush to the case, and pull it out to set the hands.
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Nice looking watch, but for a "field" watch I would like a bit more water resistance.
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Old 22 May 2018, 04:53 PM   #15
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Pretty sure you wind that movement with the crown down, flush to the case, and pull it out to set the hands.
Thanks Azpaul!
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