Finally, Hamilton Made a Jazzmaster You’d Actually Want to Buy

The Hamilton brand suffers from an image problem in the UK watch market, but all that may be about to change.

The latest Jazzmaster Face-2-Face III has a flip-up dial face that adds some gadget appeal, plus the chronograph actually looks stunning in its normal resting face position. Basically the dial flips up into a sort of desk clock position, which is something of a one-time gimmick, but the spec on this, plus the sharp dial design, make it a Hamilton worth buying.

The previous Jazzmaster Face-2-face was a bit of a mess to be frank, with a bulbous looking oval dial design that looked like a maths problem. See the pic below;

But now we have something which looks conventional, yet modern. The segmented dial design really works well, it has a pleasing symmetrical layout, plus a day/date window with its own contrasting bar, or piece of trim, almost clock-like. Whatever, it just works.

That said, it isn’t relatively cheap like many Hamiltons. This one retails at £2595 and there are only 999 examples worldwide, so yep, it’s going to be hard to find. But we think this flip-up design will see more models and variants appear later in 2023, so fear not watch flippers, there’s scope to make a tidy profit at some point.

Case width is 44mm and power reserve from the H41 movement ( based on the ETA/Valjoux 7750) is 60 hours.

Now if Hamilton can just work some similar magic on the Khaki Field, which looks alarmingly like a Seiko Field for three times the price, they are close to being contenders.

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