The military watch should always be basic; stripped down to the essentials, clear dial numbers, lume, decent winding crown so you can operate using gloves outdoors – those kinda touches, do we agree?
Yeah, Seiko have been doing this right for decades and ther’s a range of mil-spec Indie models too. But if you want a Swiss brand name, then Hamilton has this titanium case Khaki for 2022 on the blocks.
You get that lightweight case, 42mm wide, with the H10, 80 hour movement inside. Big bold numbers on the chapter ring – that we definitely like. Blue, green or black dial colours, plus it retails at £950 which is not too bad for an entry level Swiss watch.
It’s a classic, understated military tool watch. And that has its place in watch collecting we think.