If the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical is an infantry watch, the new Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic Chrono is the tank that accompanies it. The Field Chrono is a big, bruiser of a watch that adds stopwatch functionality to the field format for greater functionality. Yet, despite its increased size and complexity, the Field Chrono maintains the vintage style and charm of its smaller counterparts.
Coming in at 44mm x 52mm x 14.7mm there is no mistaking the Field Chrono for a small watch. Despite its dimensions on paper, it is well proportioned, including a pair of oversized pushers and a massive screw-down crown, making it look more compact on the wrist. The sandblasted finish on the case gives it a dull sparkle that adds to its rugged charm. The olive green nubuck strap includes a detachable pad that provides an armor-like appearance.
The dial is all about legibility, cleverly adapting the field design to include a chronograph. The large hour numerals are actually made of molded lume, providing texture as well as outstanding performance in the dark. The minute and hour sub-dials are both given full indexes while the sub-seconds dial is minimized to a crosshair, keeping your attention where it’s most needed.
Inside of the Khaki Field Auto Chrono is the H-21 Swiss-made caliber. This automatic chronograph is based on the venerable ETA/Valjoux 7750, and features 25-jewels, hacking, hand-winding, a frequency of 28,800 bph, and an extended power reserve of 60-hours.
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- Case: Sandblasted Stainless Steel
- Dial: Matte Black
- Movement: Hamilton H-21 (Base ETA 7750)
- Winding: Automatic
- Complications: Chronograph
- Lens: Flat Sapphire
- Water Res.: 100M
- Diameter: 44mm
- Length: 52mm
- Thickness: 14.7mm
- Lug Width: 22mm
- SKU: H71706830
- Warranty: Two Year Limited
Founded in 1882 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Hamilton was one of the great American watch brands of the early 20th century, and a pioneer in watchmaking in general. Through the early and mid-twentieth Hamilton became a household name by producing everything from pocket watches for railroad engineers, to mil-spec watches for the troops, to deck chronometers for the Navy, to everyday dress and casual pieces loved worldwide. In short, Hamilton was a true watch brand, pursuing horology across a wide spectrum of disciplines while simultaneously gracing the wrists of of timepiece enthusiasts.
Today, Hamilton is owned and operated by the Swatch group, giving them access to the best Swiss movements and manufacturing. Their current catalog draws upon their exceptional archive to create a wide range of timepieces that any watch enthusiast should love.