Movement : Automatic Hamilton Cal. H-31
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : June 2018
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
Lug to Lug : 49.5mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Hamilton box and Hamilton paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 22mm Hamilton leather strap and Hamilton-signed buckle. The watch is from June 2018 and is in worn condition, however as you can see from the photos the watch is in very fair overall condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2018 Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Chrono Panda H38716731, introduced at the 2018 BaselWorld this Hamilton Intra-Matic a limited edition of 1968 pieces is inspired by the Hamilton Chronograph B of 1968. The 42mm stainless steel polished case curves over your wrist with tapering lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 49.5mm and a thickness of 14mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side piston style pushers for the chronograph and a large signed crown. A polished bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal above a “reverse panda” black dial with an outer Tachymeter scale and minute track; applied baton indexes have a lume tip marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a 30-minute register, and at 9 o’clock a 60 seconds register, the bi-compax (two sub-dials) “Reverse Panda” setting with white registers adds a nice contrast against the black dial, and at 6 o’clock a date window nicely balances the dial. The text is perfectly printed on the dial at 12 o’clock with the Hamilton motif and at 6 o’clock “Automatic”. Its vintage appeal is expertly executed, balancing the modern with the past. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with an attractive spiral “H” pattern is etched into it, inside an automatic Hamilton Cal. H-31, 27 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, based on the Valjoux 7753, with modifications made to the escapement, the mainspring and a mono-block rotor are distinctively skeletonized with an “H” shape. Fitted on a black calfskin strap with a signed buckle and the watch comes with its Hamilton presentation box and paperwork.
Hamilton has been absolutely smashing their recent releases, this Chronograph is a true testament to that! The design is beautifully executed and based on one of my favourite Chronographs of all time! The size is boosted up to modern proportions, whilst not for everyone it certainly works for those with slightly larger wrists and those comfortable with larger watches!
In 1892 Hamilton was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and began producing pocket watches. Their focus has always been to make accurate affordable timepieces. In 1914 they became an official supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI, and they shifted production from pocket watches to the more convenient wristwatch. Admiral Richard E. Byrd became the first aviator to reach the North Pole in 1926, he circled it for 13 minutes before returning to his base. He timed this pioneering 15-hour and 57-minute flight using a Hamilton watch. As soon as America joined the Allied forces in World War 2 they stopped producing watches for consumers to focus on the enormous task of supplying the U.S. Armed Forces. They produced over one million timepieces including wristwatches and marine chronometers, even earning an Army-Navy E award for excellence in manufacturing. On May 16 1974 Hamilton was sold to SSIH, which is the previous name of what is now the Swatch Group. They remained in the US until 2003 when they transferred their operation to Biel, Switzerland. From this date forward they were able to put on their Swiss-made dials.