Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch

We love luxury watches here at Coolector HQ but know that they’re price tags can be a bit off-putting so it’s always great to see when leading luxury watch brands put out timepieces that are more achievable for us casual watch aficionados – particularly when the timepiece in question is as stylish and well made as the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch which, somewhat extraordinarily, is available for a mere $475.

The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch is the sort of aesthetically engaging and well crafted timepiece we’ve come to expect from this watchmaker but, pleasingly, doesn’t have the sort of price tag that will make you wince. It’s sub-$500 price doesn’t mean to say that the materials and design suffers because, like all Hamilton watches, this one delivers both in terms of visuals and performance.

Durable Design, Stylish Finish

Swiss watchmakers Hamilton know a thing or two about delivering the sort of bold, uncompromising watches that today’s adventure loving men will appreciate but their Khaki Field Mechanical Watch might just be one of their finest to date – with the icing on the cake being you can bag one for under $500. It’s not often that you get a mechanical and hand wound movement at this price point and for those after a high end timepiece without the astronomical price tag, this excellent offering would be our pick here at The Coolector.

The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch has a distinctive military style aesthetic and takes its design inspiration from a mid-20th-century model called the, frankly rather strange, Hamilton “Hacked”. This unusual moniker derives from the timepiece’s ability to make the seconds hand stop when the crown is pulled – a function with some military importance as it allowed the armed forces to synchronise their watches when required so, if you’re a fan of military inspired watches, this one will resonate with you.

Offering exceptional value for money, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch is sure to be on a lot of horology fan’s must have list for 2018 and it’s easy to see why when you look at the quality on offer for the price. Boasting a sensibly sized 38mm case and attractive matte black dial, this is the sort of watch that you wear day in day out because of its understated style and functionality. Just a few of its stand out features include a striking NATO strap with leather inserts, 50m water resistance and a hand-wound ETA 2801-2 movement.

Vintage Aesthetics

With the understated air of the military watches of yesteryear, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch will certainly win a lot of fans over with its design but it is the amazing materials and components for a sub-$500 price tag that have left us most impressed here at The Coolector. Delivering most things you’ll see in a watch with a considerably higher price tag, this offering from Hamilton will serve as the perfect entry point for those looking to begin their own luxury watch collection on a reasonable budget.

We’re big fans of military style timepieces here at Coolector HQ and the vintage look and feel of this top notch offering from Hamilton certainly appeals. Great to look at with a mechanical, hand-wound movement, this is an extraordinary timepiece with an unbelievable price tag.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.