Hamilton Jazzmaster, With That Cutaway Fascination

Attention petrolheads, do you remember those amazing cutaway engine drawings that used to appear in MCN, Cycle World, Autocar etc?

They were always so addictive, because you could see a bit of the guts of the motor, the new lumpier cams, the oil galleries, the re-positioned clutch and so on. Even the fragile camchain tensioner mechanism. Happy days indeed.

Well Hamilton kinda did the same thing to their Jazzmaster, which is an entry level automatic, with the H10 movement, 80s hours of reserve, 40mm case wdth. It retails at just under a grand, which is spicy for something that has a tweaked ETA 2824 unit inside its case.

But the segmented, semi-skeleton dial really adds something we think. The eye is drawn to the visible balance wheel and bridge and we love the smokey, graduated dial colours too, especially the green and blue.

Details like the bracelet and crown also look well made, nicely polished. Taken all round, it is a cut above something like the base level Khaki.

Worth the money? You know us at NWC, we will always say choose an indie brand like LIV Valjoux 7750, or a Baltic dive watch for the same cash.

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