Hamilton Khaki Field King PVD Watch

Hamilton are a watchmaker with some seriously impressive credentials and if you want to get your hands on one of their timepieces without breaking the bank completely, the Khaki Field King PVD Watch might just be your best bet. Priced at $695 and available from Worn & Wound’s WindUp Store, this stealthy looking number from Hamilton ticks all our style boxes here at The Coolector and it’s undoubtedly one of the coolest looking releases from the watchmaker to date.

The Khaki Field King PVD Watch from Hamilton ($695) is a beloved model from the watchmaker’s recent archives that everyone is understandably thrilled to see making a return. Appropriately named the King, this robust, no-nonsense field watch boasts a striking brushed finished under stealthy black PVD, which sets it apart from earlier iterations. On the inside is a newer generation of movement in the H-40, which has a thoroughly impressive 80-hours of power reserve.

Adventure Ready Accessory

Everything about the Khaki Field King PVD Watch from Hamilton screams adventure and it is made to keep pace wherever your travels take you – on both land and sea. It boasts a 50m water resistance which is more than enough to tackle any deep blue sea excursions you’ve got afoot and this eye-catching timepiece from Hamilton a domed Sapphire lens which adds a touch of luxury to the aesthetic.

The star attraction of the Hamilton Khaki Field King PVD Watch ($695) is the bold and uncompromising full day and date window which sits at 12 on the dial. An uncommon version of this complication, it’s simple to read on the go and strangely attractive. The rest of the dial has classic military-inspired appeal with large numerals and some classy looking textures. At 40mm the Khaki Field King is ideally proportioned for a robust sports watch. It’s bold and strong, yet won’t be a burden on an outdoor adventure.

The driving force behind the Khaki Field King PVD Watch is the Hamilton H-40 Swiss-made automatic movement – which, needless to say, is just about as robust and reliable as they come. With an impressive 80-hour power reserve, it also boasts some 25-jewels, full day, date, hacking seconds, and a frequency of 21,600bph. This is a wonderfully reliable movement with a great power reserve that belies the affordability of this timepiece.

World Renowned Watchmaker

First founded in 1882 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Hamilton was one of the great American watch brands of the early 20th century, and a pioneer in watchmaking in general. Through the early and mid-twentieth Hamilton rapidly became a household name by producing everything from pocket watches for railroad engineers, to mil-spec watches for the troops, to deck chronometers for the Navy, to everyday dress and casual pieces loved worldwide.

This Khaki Field King PVD Watch is a fine example of the direction in which Hamilton are headed with their timepiece creations and as the abundant quality illustrations, it’s a direction worth following. At under $700, this Hamilton watch represents exceptional value for money and we’re loving everything about it here at Coolector HQ.

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