There’s not any lack of capable field watches on the market, but the worth which Hamilton is offering with its own new titanium edition of the timeless Khaki Field watch is worthy of focus. It is much less attention-grabbing since the brand’s digital PSR resurrection, but also for the buyer searching for an everyday area watch that’s legible, finished well, and lightweight, while being under the 1,000 mark — this bit ought to be on the brief list. That easy mixture of classic, traditional design with modern materials and motion is a defining feature of Hamilton, and it is not tough to see why it does really nicely.
There are two dial variants, together with the gray/silver dial model seen here. The other variant is shameful PVD-coated with a fitting black dial. I kind of wish I’d gotten to see the black version, but I could surmise what it’d look like. Between the outermost seconds track and innermost 24-hour track is a guilloché ring housing the big, legible, and lumed hour numerals. It is nothing showy but adds just enough visual variety and a bit of texture. Let’s also not overlook that the removal of the date window from previous iterations, which awkwardly cut into the 3 o’clock hour marker, as well as creating the”15″ on the 24-hour track off-center together with the other numerals.
Easy to read and contrasting well against the dial, the syringe-shaped hour and second hands could probably stand for a smidgen longer, though they pinpointed the arrow-tipped seconds hand. Having great anti-reflective coating over the sapphire crystal goes a very long way in helping legibility, as well.