Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic Diver’s Watch 43mm With A Ceramic Bezel
With summer on the horizon, you might be on the lookout for a watch with a can-do attitude. And not just attitude, of course, it also has to be a watch that walks the walk. Looks are important too. You want something that gets noticed on the wrist. Not because of the logo, but because of a recognizable silhouette and proven design cues. One thing you definitely don’t want is to attract any unnecessary attention. So what you want is something that isn’t too flashy, but also not too bland, not too shabby, but also not too costly. What we’re looking for here, is the very definition of an all-rounder. So what about the Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic diver’s watch 43mm with a ceramic bezel? Let me tell you what it’s all about.
Maybe you’ve seen the 40mm version of the Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic on Fratello Watches last year June. Dave was quite impressed by the watch’s khaki green vibes. Hamilton thought it would be a good idea to go bigger for the summer of ’21. Three millimeters bigger can make a world of difference. And it does, both in appearance — the 43mm version is a lot chunkier than the 40mm variant — and in weight.
The versions on a steel bracelet weigh 212 grams. The version with a rubber strap is quite a bit leaner with a weight of 124 grams. But still, words like “hefty” and “stout” come to mind when trying on and wearing all three of these large-size diver’s watches. You feel it’s there even when you’re not looking at your wrist. Some like it, some don’t.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic diver’s Watch 43mm With A Ceramic Bezel
Maybe I shouldn’t focus so much on the size and weight of the new 43mm Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic. I don’t want to be accused of body-shaming. But before we focus on some of the details let’s just get some other figures regarding this watch out of the way. The 43mm steel case that’s water-resistant to 300 meters has a height of 12.58mm and a lug width of 22mm; impressive numbers, right?
Time for details now. The Khaki Navy Scuba is a sporty timepiece inspired by the style and function of classic dive watches. That explains the unidirectional rotating bezel and easy legibility. This utilitarian characteristics come in a contemporary package that includes a scratch-proof bezel in ceramic with a Super-LumiNova dot at 12 o ‘clock, and the choice of a thick and sturdy yet soft rubber strap. This is a strap with large writing on it too. It reminds you of the name of the watch, but it’s probably there for more decorative than informative reasons.
The caliber H-10 shows stamina
You want more details? What about the brushed crown guards that protect the screw-down crown? When we dive deeper into the watch we come across the caliber H-10. The up-to-date automatic 3Hz movement is a derivative of the ETA 2824-2 and shows stamina by delivering 80 hours of power reserve. The Nivachron balance spring is resistant both to magnetic fields and temperature changes, ensuring stability and accuracy. And although not officially listed you can expect an accuracy of +/-15 seconds per day.
Don’t look for a date on the dial because there isn’t one. Strangely enough, the 40mm does have a date. Somehow upscaling the size led to downsizing the functions. But I’m not complaining because during the summer — and especially during a summer holiday — I can’t be bothered about the date at all. That actually works out as a huge plus point for me when I’m considering my perfect summer watch.
A diver’s watch on your wish-list, not you on a waiting list
All three versions have a price of €945. For that price you get a lot of watch; size-wise, weight-wise, and quality-wise. The hefty Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic Diver’s watch 43mm with a ceramic bezel is a well-made, well-priced candidate that you can put on your new summer watch wish-list.
If the looks appeal to you, the price fits your budget, and you plan on wearing it come summer, it’s also an assuring thought that a bit of underwater exploring is not going to prove a problem for the Khaki Navy Scuba. And I’m guessing you also don’t have to be afraid your local Hamilton dealer is going to put you on a hopeless waiting list. Summer is all about instant fun and this Hamilton is not going to spoil that for you. More information about the new 43mm Khaki Navy Scuba watches is available on Hamilton’s website.
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