Seventy-seven years ago, when Hamilton the most respectable American watch brand took the hard decision to stop producing watches for ordinary people to supply the high demand (more than a million of watches) of American Armed Forces on World War II, probably never thought that simple field watch would become one of the most successful top sales.
Since then many things have changed, Hamilton “became” a Swiss watch brand, part of the prestigious Swatch Group, and the Hamilton Khaki Field watch model have expanded to different versions, with new dials, new cases, new movements and new complications.
But today our eyes will be focused on just one special model, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical, based on military model GG-W-113, and what better option than talk about the new version with the white dial.
This specific model with the white dial looks stunning is a casual watch perfect for weekends, nevertheless, suits nicely in some formal occasions with a different strap. We have tried different leather straps, and even not being a huge fan of black leather straps, on this specific white dial model looks awesome.
We wore it during a week, and it‘s a watch with very accurate time, with a power reserve over 80 hours (we would say 85 hours at least), elegant and suitable in different occasions and environments, and it is very comfortable on the wrist.
Concerning technical specifications, this watch is equipped with H50 caliber, mechanical hand-wind movement, a steel brushed case with 38mm diameter (which is perfect for any wrist size, even the thin ones) and 9,5mm of thickness, big crown, simple dial marked (ancient font) with 12 and 24 hours in military-style, non-date, luminous hands, water-resistance up to 50 meters or 5 bar, sapphire crystal, drill lugs (we would like all watches could come with it), 20mm lug width and a military green textile strap NATO with some leather insertions, also available with a leather strap, available from a price of €425.