Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Hamilton Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Hamiton NATO strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from February 2018 and is in fantastic condition as you can see from the photos, likely worn only a handful of times altogether. 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.
Here we have a Hamilton Khaki - Pilot Pioneer Aluminium H80435895 with a 41mm aluminium cushion case. The case curves over your wrist with tapered lugs. A lug to lug length and a case thickness of giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side at 2 o’clock a recessed crown to rotate the inner bezel. At 3 o’clock a signed screw-down crown was recessed in the cushion case. A flat sapphire crystal sits above a beige dial. An outer 60-minute chapter ring with 24-hour numerals underneath. The minute track has lume plots at the hours. SuperLumiNova coated Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 alongside black printed Arabic numerals mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a framed date window. Sword hands coated in SuperLumiNova complemented by a sweeping second hand. Text is precisely printed. On the reverse a screwed-down exhibition case back. Inside an Automatic Hamilton H-10, 25 jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. Based on the ETA C07.611. The watch comes fitted on a beige NATO strap with a signed buckle. The watch comes with its Hamilton presentation box and papers.
I have been lucky enough to have owned and sold one of these references in the past and found it to be a lot of fun to enjoy and wear! Aluminium is an interesting material for a watch to be made from, incredibly light whilst having the colour of brand new bronze, very unique for those wanting a bronze watch but don't want that unavoidable patina!