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Old 01-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #5566
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That's a another classic Bauhaus styled watch that takes its cue from the official clocks found in Swiss railway stations. They have a tritium-lumed auto version that I'd like over the quartz, but that slim case is sexy. I don't know how I feel about the mesh diving bracelet... Think it would look more at home on a strap, imo.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #5567
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And no extra clicks to find it on the page posted. Here you go:

http://hamiltonwatch.com/en/gents/kh...42mm/H70555533


That's a nice looking watch!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #5568
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It might be a nice looking watch but it does NOT say 'Swiss Made' on the dial.

Something is wrong, I would not buy this watch until I knew it's origin.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:58 PM   #5569
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It might be a nice looking watch but it does NOT say 'Swiss Made' on the dial.

Something is wrong, I would not buy this watch until I knew it's origin.
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This picture come from the official Hamilton website.

A lot (if not all? The ones made for the NA market maybe?) of watches from the Khaki line-up don't have the "Swiss made" label on the dial but you can find it on the caseback.

I don't know if it's a kind of tactic to play on the "american origin" thing or what but it's the way it is.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #5570
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Ordered this one yesterday.
I like the look...but I don't think there is enough contrast for these aging eyes to see time unless it is in full light.

Let us know if there is more contrast than the photo reveals.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #5571
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plenty of contrast for me!

I circled this in a catalog and
it showed up under the tree in December.
I can see this dial, 'just fine.'
link if picture it does not attatch--
http://www.herringtoncatalog.com/es766.html

Simple, elegant, contrasting face and affordable.
Did I mention accurate as well?
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:18 AM   #5572
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Good luck with your Vostock . I've bought a komandirskie ( close enough ) hand wind watch because I missed the routine of winding a watch . At £27 delivered was a bargain . It keeps good time +/- 3 seconds a day , 35 hours autonomy. Finish however is deplorable . Two weeks into ownership and it looks as I've strenghted nails with it .
I hope you'll be luckier than me . I'll post few piccies tomorrow .
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Doesn't that make it a great watch then? tough as and still keeps good time?

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:12 AM   #5573
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Doesn't that make it a great watch then? tough as and still keeps good time?
I think you mis- read that.

My take on what he said was this; it keeps great time but it already looks knackered, and it's only 2 weeks old.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:14 AM   #5574
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You guys notice how all the watches in these "stock" photos are at 10:10?
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:52 AM   #5575
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You guys notice how all the watches in these "stock" photos are at 10:10?
that's so the watch has a "happy face."
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #5576
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You guys notice how all the watches in these "stock" photos are at 10:10?
Not all clocks feature the time at 10:10. shrug.

http://news.yahoo.com/end-near-doomsday-clock-holds-5-til-midnight-232147095.html



Just off hand, if 10:10 represents a happy face,
I would say this is an 'unhappy' face on this watch/clock.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:39 AM   #5577
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:33 PM   #5578
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This picture come from the official Hamilton website.

A lot (if not all? The ones made for the NA market maybe?) of watches from the Khaki line-up don't have the "Swiss made" label on the dial but you can find it on the caseback.

I don't know if it's a kind of tactic to play on the "american origin" thing or what but it's the way it is.
Sarge,
Call me crazy but...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Made

I would email the company and if they do not respond I would look elsewhere.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:15 AM   #5579
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Sarge,
Call me crazy but...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Made

I would email the company and if they do not respond I would look elsewhere.
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I think they intentionally leave the "swiss made" off certain models. They're entitled to put it there but aren't obligated. Relevant thread here:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f357/qu...de-489413.html

and here:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f357/sw...ot-528971.html

It would be of greater concern if the watch were labeled "swiss made" but fabricated elsewhere. This WWII era one of mine is definitely made in the USA:





I love the subtle embossed Hamilton logo:



By 1969 though,



they were already labeled "swiss". (click image below to see high res)

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:23 AM   #5580
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Sarge,
Call me crazy but...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_Made

I would email the company and if they do not respond I would look elsewhere.
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Hamilton uses ETA (Swiss made) movements. Whether or not that is indicated on the caseback or dial is of no significance.
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