There are watches that we like because they are of a certain brand, there are others that we like because they are functional, there are those that enchant us for simply being beautiful and then there are those that conquer us at first sight and that is pure passion, the new Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono in olive green that’s right, it’s one of those watches that besides putting a smile on our mouth and being beautiful makes us wonder how it just came about now.
Olive green or khaki green as you want to call it, has been gradually imposing itself, started to be the colour of choice for military forces and armies, later on becoming a trend in fashion and has gradually spread to everything else and watches are no exception, timidly started to appear on one or the other watch, namely in Japanese brands like Seiko and Casio, to spread in general later on, and so it is not surprising that people appreciate each time more this colour, even in the last weeks we saw the emergence of the new Nomos Club Automatic Limited Edtion in a variant in olive green, which generated very appreciative comments on social media and also generated a bunch of “likes”, we also saw the launch of Laco’s Pilot Olive Green Limited Edition and therefore olive green is already a certainty and not just a trend.
I confess that I like the Hamilton brand, in addition to its rich history, it is one of those unpretentious brands in which we can buy one of its watches and not be accused of ostentation, the value proposition of its watches is phenomenal, making it fall to the ground, the maximum of it is not possible to buy a good and beautiful watch without breaking the budget.
This Intra Matic Auto Chrono Olive is indeed a beautiful watch and on the mesh stainless steel bracelet it is like the icing on the cake, and if until today there was no space for a new chronograph on my shopping list, this one goes directly to a prominent place on my list, it may even be just those momentary impulses that fade afterwards, but I am convinced that is not because for some time I had been thinking about acquiring a watch with an olive green dial but I couldn’t decide for one, perhaps because I had not yet found the right watch, it seems now that destiny took charge of choosing for me.
Regarding the watch, it does not present any novelty in terms of dimensions, materials and movement, it joins the other two existing variants one with the white dial (beige to be exact) and the other with the blue dial.
In terms of specifications, a 40mm stainless steel case with polish finished, sapphire crystal, crown signed at 3 o’clock and two pusher-bottoms and 100m of water resistance. On the dial, a tachymeter inner ring in white in the same colour of the two counters, a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock, a date window at 6 o’clock, applied hour markers and central hands all in silver filled with luminescence. Inside is powered by the automatic movement Caliber H31 that offers up to 60 hours of power reserve. The watch is offered with a mesh stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp or alternatively with a brown leather strap.
And that’s it, we have a new kid on the block, let me know what you think of that.
Model: American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono 40mm
Reference: H38416160 (mesh bracelet), H38416560 (leather strap)
Dial: Olive green
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Mesh stainless steel bracelet, brown leather strap
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Price: CHF 2,230 (H38416160), CHF 2,150 (H38416560)