The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical
Today the HODINKEE Shop is proud to announce a very special watch from Hamilton, a great brand with a storied past that began right here in the United States. Get excited, people.
By HODINKEE SHOP FEB 21, 2018
Today the HODINKEE Shop is proud to announce a very special watch from Hamilton, a great brand with a storied past that began right here in the United States. This is a watch we fell in love with at first sight. Hamilton was kind enough to set a handful aside for the HODINKEE Shop, because we knew you’d love it too. Get excited, people.
The Khaki Field Mechanical ticks all the right boxes. With its 38mm brushed stainless steel case, drilled lugs, Swiss-made, hand-wound movement, clean dial design, and rugged green textile strap, this might be the perfect weekend watch – as well as a fantastic option for younger enthusiasts who are just getting into mechanical watches. And then there’s the little matter of the price. It’s $475. Really. How can you argue with that?
The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical recalls the great hand-wound military watches of the last century. The design of this sturdy tool watch's dial is subtle. It reads “Hamilton” with simple 12- and 24-hour scales, luminous hands and markers, and a font recalling vintage military watches. And for the purists out there, this uncluttered dial is even dateless. Taking the watch in your hands and strapping it to the wrist, you can tell that it’s built for function above all else, as you can see from the large crown with pronounced knurling for easy manipulation. The case has a nice weight to it despite the form factor of its 38mm diameter. The tough textile strap is suitable for all weather and conditions. And it bears repeating that this watch comes with fully drilled lugs, making changing the strap a breeze.
Though it now manufactures its timepieces in Switzerland, Hamilton was born in Pennsylvania, and is arguably the most famous watch marque in American history. In addition to crafting some of the best pocket watches from the last century, Hamilton was also a U.S. military supplier responsible for engineering great field watches very much like the one you see here. This particular Hamilton Field Watch is crafted with wonderful attention to detail, channeling the best of those hand-wound, battle-ready timekeepers.
While the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical isn’t a limited edition, we have a feeling that our limited stock won’t last long. As with all of the new watch brands we offer here in the shop, we are an authorized Hamilton retail partner. That means that this watch is covered by a full factory warranty in addition to an extra year of protection that we provide as an added perk for our customers.