Hamilton H70455533 Review
My rating: 8.5/10. A Swiss made automatic watch from Hamilton built with a popular 38mm casing diameter.
Hello, today I’m taking a look at the Hamilton H70455533. This is a Hamilton Khaki Field watch with a 38mm stainless steel casing. It makes use of a Swiss ETA 2824-2 automatic movement that can also be seen through the exhibition style caseback. I’m actually looking forward to featuring this Hamilton timepiece today.
I hope you enjoy today’s Hamilton H70455533 review below.
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Hamilton H70455533 Technical specifications
As always I wanted to get things started with a quick overview of some of the techinical specifications for this Hamilton Khaki Field watch. This gives you the opportunity to see if you like this style of watch from the get-go. For example, some people wouldn’t want to go for a very large watch.
- Model Number: H70455533
- Crystal Material: Sapphire crystal
- Case Diameter: 38mm
- Case Thickness: 11mm
- Movement: ETA 2824-2
- Water Resistance: 100m / 10 bar
- Strap Material: Genuine leather
Hamilton H70455533 Dial and Casing Design
The Hamilton H70455533 is designed to look and feel like a classic men’s watch, not too dissimilar from the likes to the Timex Weekender or some of the popular Seiko 5 watches, of course, the Hamilton Khaki Field is a much more premium watch though.
The dial features a simple black background with bold white numeral hour markers and easy to read slender hands that have a coating of lume for better visibility in dim lit conditions.
On the dial we find the following terms: “Hamilton”, “Khaki”, and “Automatic”. There’s also a small date indicator located at the 3 o’clock position.
The casing of the this Hamilton Khaki Field watch is made of stainless steel with a diameter of 38mm and a thickness of 11mm. The crown is positioned at the 3 o’clock position and operates with a simple push/pull.
This casing also features an exhibition style caseback that allows you to view the inner workings of the ETA 2824-2 movement working away through the rear of the timepiece. This happens to be one of my favourite features on an automatic watch.
Strap & Clasp
The strap of the 38mm Hamilton Khaki Field is made of a soft genuine leather with contrasting stitching for added effect. This strap fastens with a traditional buckle style clasp.
The Hamilton H70455533 Movement
At the heart of this Hamilton watch is the popular Swiss made ETA 2824-2 movement. For those that don’t know, the ETA 2824-2 is considered a “workhorse” movement. It’s used by a variety of watch manufacturers for quality automatic watches.
The ETA 2824-2 is a 25 jewel movement that beats at 28,800 BPH giving you a very smooth 8 ticks per second for a sweeping second hand. When this movement is fully wound it has a power reserve of 40 hours.
Special features of this movement include Incabloc shock protection, Etachron regulator, Stone lever escapement, and a quickset date function.
You’ll find the ETA 2824-2 movement in a variety of automatic watches from the what could be considered affordable Hamilton Khaki to the more luxurious Tudor Pelagos.
Below you can see a picture of the ETA 2824-2 movement on show through the rear exhibition caseback.
Hamilton H70455533 Crystal
Protecting both the front and rear of this timepiece is a sapphire crystal glass lens. This type of glass lens has a Mohs hardness rating of 9, providing you with a very high level of scratch and knock resistance. You’ll often find sapphire glass used in higher end quality watches.
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Hamilton H70455533 Water Resistance
The water resistance rating of the Hamilton H70455533 is 100m, also known as 10 bar. As per Wikipedia, this is suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports. Note that this is not suitable for diving.
Hamilton H70455533 Pros & Cons
I wanted to point out some of the pros and cons of this Hamilton Khaki Field watch and display them in a nice and easy to read format so you can see if this watch is right for you.
Hamilton H70455533 Pros
- High visibility display
- Date function
- Sapphire crystal glass
- Popular 38mm size
- ETA 2824 automatic Swiss movement
- Exhibition caseback
- 100m water resistance rating
Hamilton H70455533 Cons:
- None to mention, comment below if you have any to add
A Final Word On The Hamilton H70455533
The Hamilton Khaki Field is definitely up their on my list of watches to buy. I’ve always been a fan of the ETA 2824 movement and to find it in such a quality timepiece from a brand I love at and affordable price? Ticks all the boxes for me.
If you like Hamilton watches and exhibition casebacks I strongly recommend taking a look at the Hamilton Viewmatic collection.
Having taken a look at the quality, specifications, and pricing of this watch, I’ve decided to give it a 8.5/10.
Where To Buy The Hamilton H70455533
I like to stick to listing retailers that I’ve actually had experience buying from in the past. Below I’ve listed some of the top places to buy this watch from, check all for the best price.
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Thanks For Reading
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