One of Hamilton’s most popular series of watches is, without a doubt, the Khaki Field Mechanical. This range of traditional military-inspired field watches is probably the first that many watch enthusiasts will think of when hearing the name Hamilton. I am one of them as well, and I love the Khaki Field Mechanical series. Multiple variants speak to me, which makes picking a favorite hard. That choice became even harder with the introduction of three new colorways for the 38mm Khaki Field Mechanical.

It’s been a while since we focused on the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical series. In late 2021, Nacho wrote about the 42mm versions, and he reviewed the 38mm bronze version a few months before. Even though I’m not usually a fan of bronze watches, I adore that one and thoroughly enjoyed wearing it when we had it in the office. But I must say that picking a true favorite is tough because all available options have their charm. The same goes for the three new introductions that Hamilton unveiled. This shows the appeal of the Khaki Field Mechanical and the great ways that Hamilton ensures the new versions fit the collection flawlessly.

The basics of the three new Khaki Field Mechanical releases

Therefore, it probably also doesn’t surprise you that the new 38mm Khaki Field Mechanical releases are anything but revolutionary. The first is a stainless steel version with a white dial, and the second offers a white dial in a bronze case. The last is a super nice blue-dial version in steel that adds a bit of color to the lineup.

Just as a reminder, all three models have a 38mm sandblasted case that measures 9.5mm thick, 44mm long, and 20mm between the lugs. Each offers a 50m water resistance rating and a sapphire crystal on the front. Inside, Hamilton equips the watches with its laser-adjusted caliber H50 (ETA C07.701). This manual-winding version of the Swatch Group’s Powermatic 80 movement operates at 21,600vph and has 17 jewels and an 80-hour power reserve.

The three new variants in detail

Let’s zoom in on the three different models, starting with the two stainless steel ones. The first is a new version with a white dial. Most of you will know that Hamilton already offers a white-dial Khaki Field Mechanical with vintage-inspired beige lume. For this release, though, the brand changed the luminous material to green Super-LumiNova. This gives it a crisp look that takes a step away from the retro vibes of the other version already in the collection.

What stays the same is the white base dial with large black numerals for 1–12 o’clock and a smaller 13–24-hour scale running around the inside of them. On the dial’s periphery, you will find the 60-minute track with triangular luminous markers for every five minutes. These match the light green lume on the black syringe-style hour and minute hands and the black arrow-shaped seconds hand.

This new version is paired with a black textile NATO strap to complete the look. With a retail price of €625, this is a smart introduction for fans who like a clean, modern interpretation of the classic field watch.

An all-new color for the Khaki Field Mechanical

The next model matches the sandblasted stainless steel case with a blue dial with crisp white markers for all three scales on the dial. Only the triangular markers for every five minutes feature vintage-inspired beige Super-LumiNova, matching the lume on the handset. All three hands are executed in white to fit the overall color scheme perfectly. This combination of blue, white, and beige works very well. I think Hamilton made a great choice adding this version to its collection.

The watch comes fitted with a blue textile NATO strap. As a result, the watch looks almost overwhelmingly blue. But I must say that the look nicely suits the Khaki Field Mechanical. It’s a colorful addition to the collection.

On top of that, it is also a change from the traditional military style of the Khaki Field Mechanical. I’m sure that there are plenty of fans who will love this new aesthetic. Like the white-dial version in stainless steel, this blue model has a list price of €625.

The new white-dial bronze variant of the Khaki Field Mechanical

The third and last version is the second bronze model in the collection. Following the first black-dial one from 2021, this new version comes equipped with a white dial. It’s certainly not a revolutionary step, but it makes sense, and fans will love it. The bronze case combines nicely with the white dial, black numerals, and beige Super-LumiNova.

The black hands filled with beige Super-LumiNova contrast well with the white dial, and a matte brown calf leather NATO strap finishes the look. This strap adds an even more vintage feel to the watch, which I loved for the black-dial version. This new bronze variant is the most expensive of the three models, coming in at €965.

When you see this one, you might think it has already been part of the collection because it makes perfect sense. The bronze case works well for the Khaki Field Mechanical. It has an instant credibility and appeal that is hard not to love. I might even like this new version better than the black one. The real verdict will come when we get all three watches for a hands-on review. I am curious to know if it is as good as I think.

Final thoughts on the new Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical releases

I love seeing these three new additions to the Khaki Field Mechanical collection. As I said, these releases might not be revolutionary, but I’m not looking for drastic changes to Hamilton’s famous field watch. I want to see variations that honor the military style of this iconic watch, which is exactly what the brand has delivered.

As a result, finding your favorite Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical has become even harder, and that’s a great compliment to Hamilton. The brand honors its icon in style with these three new colorways, and I can’t wait to learn whether the white-dial bronze version will be my new favorite.

For more information, please visit the Hamilton website. In the comments section, let us know which of these three new Khaki Field Mechanical versions looks the nicest to you.

Watch specifications

Brand
Model
Khaki Field Mechanical
Reference
H69459510 (bronze, white) / H69439940 (steel, blue) / H69439910 (steel, white)
Dial
White with black numerals and markings and beige Super-LumiNova (bronze model), blue with white numerals and markings and beige Super-LumiNova, or white with black numerals and markings and green Super-LumiNova
Case Material
Sandblasted bronze or stainless steel
Case Dimensions
38mm (diameter) × 44mm (lug-to-lug) × 9.5mm (thickness)
Crystal
Sapphire
Case Back
Stainless steel
Movement
Hamilton H-50: manual winding, 21,600vph frequency, 80-hour power reserve, 17 jewels
Water Resistance
5 ATM (50 meters)
Strap
Matte brown calf leather (bronze model), blue textile, or black textile NATO strap, 20mm width
Functions
Time only (hour, minutes, seconds)
Price
€965 (bronze) / €625 (steel)
Warranty
Two years