On the look-out for a low-cost watch?

Robert-Jan Broer
March 06, 2005
On the look-out for a low-cost watch?

On the look-out for a lowcost watch? Try a ‘google’ on “Hamilton Khaki” watches.
For less than 745 USD (the actual lowest price has to be requested by email), you can have this chronograph (Valjoux 7753 driven) at Princetonwatches.com:

They also have a re-edition of a military watch on an olive colored strap, very nice and for less than 250 USD. Mechanical movement ofcourse.

Hamilton used to be famous for their electronic watches called ‘Ventura’. I think Elvis Presley was the most famous ‘ambassador’ of the brand. These electronic versions can be found on fairs and auctions, but I wouldn’t dare to buy one. Even those f300Hz Bulova/Omega electronics give me the shivers.. very nice, but if they are broke, it will be very hard to get it fixed for a reasonable price. If it can be fixed at all.

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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