In The Shop – In The Shop: Three Hamilton Khaki Sport Watches

By Cait Bazemore

Hamilton’s rich history of robust yet affordable sport watches precedes it. Whether it’s tools specifically designed for aviators or for military personnel, the brand has over a century of experience, which is acutely evident in both past and present models. This know-how shines through in the brand’s Khaki lines – the Khaki Navy, Khaki Aviation, and Khaki Field. Today, we’re welcoming three watches to the HODINKEE Shop from the latter two.

Whether you’re an amateur or professional pilot, or you simply enjoy the look and feel of a proper sport watch, you’re in luck with this group. We have two special models joining the HODINKEE Shop today: a GMT with slide-rule bezel on either a bracelet or leather strap and a blacked-out, PVD-coated field watch. The Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic GMT brings an exciting first for Hamilton in the form of the slide-rule bezel. Alternatively, the Khaki Field King Automatic provides a unique twist on the classic field watch with a contemporary colorway and use of materials. Head to the HODINKEE Shop to make one your own, or keep reading as we dig deeper into these offerings.

The Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic GMT

Both the bracelet and strap variants of the Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic GMT boast a modern 44mm stainless steel build with a satin-brushed finish. In contrast, other elements, like the pushers and bevel on the side of the lugs, are polished. The dial showcases a classic blue hue with a sunray-brushed finish and complementary blue bezel insert. In addition, it features bold syringe-shaped hands and applied hour markers, both of which have a healthy dose of Super-LumiNova for high legibility in low light conditions. For added visibility, Hamilton has treated the flat sapphire crystal with a double anti-reflective coating.

Through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback, you can see the caliber H-14 automatic movement, which offers an impressive 80-hour power reserve and a date function positioned at six o’clock, an added bonus for a pilot watch. The case is water resistant to 100 meters, and the crown is double knurled for ease of grip.

Still, the show points of the Khaki Aviation Converter Automatic GMT are, of course, the slide-rule bezel and GMT function. While the slide-rule bezel isn’t a new technology, it’s new to the Hamilton catalog. It’s composed …read more      

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