Hmmm...

Discussion in 'Other Watch Brands' started by SLRdude, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. SLRdude

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    Sub 800 dollars, Swiss Made, GMT and proper water resistance.

    Tempted!

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    Very nice! Especially at $800! :thumbsup:
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    It looks even better in person.
    I have been eying that at Tourneau for over a year now. Hamilton offers tremendous value for the money IMHO.

    It also reminds me of the Longines that Bo owned briefly a while back.
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    I know. I saw that one when I was looking for GMTs. The thing that kept me away was the fact that it's so monotone. I would think it would look better if the GMT hand and 24 hour indicators were in a different color. Or if they had put the 24 hr indices on the bezel and added a color for the hand. :dunno:
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    I think you nailed it Roger! A red GMT hand would have made a world of difference and I am certain I would have bought it already if it was built that way.

    The bezel rotates for diving/timing purposes so I can see the logic for putting the 24 hours on the dial.
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    That case is used in the Jazzmaster Viewmatic series. It is quite the bargain and a nice looking watch.
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    really like the handset used and double crowns are just icing on the cake
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    You are 100% correct.
    I used to have the Viewmatic but I sold it to my boss after months of nagging. I miss it.

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    A bit of IWC and a bit of JLC.
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    It's a good-looking watch indeed. Classy and sporty. Functional too, and good value.
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    A few more pics I found on line...

    It's hard sometimes to get the realistic image of a watch when you are looking at their catalog shots.

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    That's a looker! :worship:

    Love everything about it, including the strap! GO FOR IT, CHIP! :thumbsup:
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    I like Hamilton watches, very clear military style dials. Brilliant. :thumbsup:
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    I'm gonna keep my eyes open. I have seen them go for 500 preowned.
    Now that's just crazy good value.
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    :thumbsup: Great looking watch, and great value for money. While you're at it, you might want to check out some of the Oris models as well. They have some great looking watches for around a grand, and a bit less.
    Cheers :cheers:
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    Looks good. Elegant and restrained. And, as you said, a bit like Bo's old Longines.
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    Cool looking watch and great GMT function without the extra hand, love it :thumbsup:
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    I'm not seeing $800 here. Sorry.

    How much does the movement cost?
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    The movement cost is irrelevant. Panerai charges 5000 for a watch with a Unitas 6497 in it and that can be had for under 150 dollars.
    Same goes for IWC and many others that are significantly more expensive.

    The Hamilton had a slightly decorated and slightly modified ETA 2893-2 movement, which for all purposes can just about be considered "in house" since they are all part of SWATCH. It has the same functions as an Explorer II or GMT II with double the water resistance at a fraction of the price. The movement itself cost more than the 6497 used in the PAM for example. (218 for a most basic ETA 2893-2 vs $140 for a basic Unitas 6497)

    Do I see 800 in it? A whole lot easier than seeing 5k in a Panerai or 7k in a Submariner.

    That's just my take on it of course. :)
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    Mario, it has the fourth hand. :)