Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Hamilton box and Hamilton paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Hamilton polished stainless steel bracelet with a push-release hidden double folding clasp. The watch is from July 2018 and is in worn condition, however as you can see from the photos the watch is in great overall condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
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, they shifted production from pocket watches to the more convenient wristwatch. In 1926 Admiral Richard E. Byrd became the first aviator to reach the North Pole, circling it for 13 minutes before returning to base, he timed this pioneering 15 hours and 57-minute flight with 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 dials Swiss made.
Here we have a 2018 Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart H32565135 with a 41mm brushed and polished stainless steel case, a lug-to-lug length of 49.5mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed crown slightly recessed into the case, the thin smooth bezel holds a domed sapphire crystal above a sunburst black dial. An outer minute track is precisely printed with the applied dagger and 12, 3, 6 and 9 Arabic numeral indexes marking the hours, the sections of the open heart give us a tantalising glimpse of the Swiss movement inside. Elegant dauphine hands with luminance infill complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand, at 9 o’clock we have the “Hamilton” motif and “Viewmatic” underneath completing this sophisticated dress watch. On the reverse a screwed-down exhibition case back, inside an automatic ETA 2824-2, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. This movement has been in production since 1982 and has a bidirectional rotor for efficiency and hand-winding and hacking for your convenience. The watch comes fitted on its 20mm Hamilton polished stainless steel bracelet with a push-release hidden double folding clasp and comes with its Hamilton presentation box and paperwork.
There is no denying the incredible value that Hamilton provides, placed perfectly in the value lineup of the Swatch group after Hamilton and just below Longines, I'd argue some of their watches truly rival Longine at a higher price point, this being one of them. This watch is great for any seasoned collectors or for a first-time watch buyer, I can imagine this to be the perfect "gateway watch" into our mad world.