Happy Hamilton HolidaysWritten by Alvin Wong
Four value-for-money options for the festive shopping season!
Had a good year? Maybe not? Either way, we reckon that we all deserve a pat on our backs. And here at CrownWatchBlog, our thoughts naturally are cast to, well, watches! Or even better yet, watches that won’t break the bank. So we got our friends at Hamilton to weigh in with some recommendations that you can rock into the next year and beyond.
American Classic Intra-Matic 38mm - $1,230It’s yesterday once more – but all the good bits only. This sensibly sized dress watch puts in a good shift with its office-appropriate style while keeping things spunky with its smoked dial and baton indexes.
Khaki Pilot Day Date 42mm -$1,470Utilitarian yet cool, this Khaki Pilot Day Date dresses up the tool watch for weekends with an Indiana Jones-meets-Wright-brothers vibe. All the essential displays are in their right place, powered by a mechanical engine with 80 hours of power reserve.
Jazzmaster Open Heart Blue Dial 42mm - $1,470Traditional yet edgy in equal measure, the Jazzmaster Open Heart’s partially openworked dial reveals its mechanical spirit – just so you know that the watch is no mere plaything. The blue dial and brown leather strap combo nudges the style quotient higher north.
American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono 40mm - $3,170Panda-style dials are so hot right now and this throwback-style chronograph is simply on-point. A send-up of a 1968 model, this version goes large with the retro-inspired details from the said high-contrast bi-compax dial to the vintage-style button pushers.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.