How To Start Building an Interesting Watch Collection

Some people love Casio watches, others favour vintage Omega Seamasters, others like to collect pocket watches made from Chester hallmarked silver. There’s no right or wrong way to collect watches, but if you are starting to build a collection that’s interesting, says something about the history of timekeeping and is a joy to look at,…

Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Wind Quartz, Now With Olive Green Dial

Hamilton have announced a new quartz chronograph, available on pre-order. The Khaki Aviation X Wind GMT has a military green dial colour, plus the usual multi time zone features. This is a big watch, at 46mm across, with three crowns and two chrono pushers. That might not suit some with smaller wrists, so worth thinking…

Hamilton PSR Captures That 70s Zeitgeist

The 70s were a dark decade in many ways, but digital watches were a new fad that turned the watch industry upside down and made almost everyone embrace the new push-button timekeepers. Suddenly actually winding up a wristwatch seemed like something from the war, totally outdated. Hamilton has revived that 70s vibe with this new…

Hamilton Ventura S Has That Art Deco Class

Yes, the Ventura was worn by Elvis, plus featured in a Men In Black movie – we need to get that stuff out of the way. Let’s look at the real history that underpins the Hamilton Ventura, which is the cross-cultural architecture that built America as a 20th century superpower. By that, I mean the…

July 4th Special: The Greatest Watches Born In The USA

It’s Independence Day and everyone can admire the cause of freedom, representation and a government accountable to the people at the point of a gun. After some help from the French, the US colonials defeated the English and became a free nation. Rejecting constitutional monarchy, they formed a unique system of federal administration agreed by…

Hamilton Ventura XXL: Viva La Deco

The Hamilton Ventura is a true oddity. It’s something quirky and has a strange kind of charm, but it’s probably always going to be less satisfying than a conventional watch. Owners will always get asked `why did you buy a triangular watch?’ Yes, Elvis famously owned a Ventura, but then Elvis also had a bathroom…

Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman: Big Punch, Small-ish Price

We always have time for a new dive watch at NWC mag and in general, Hamilton watches are a little bit under-appreciated in the UK we feel. So this new Khaki Frogman looks interesting and could make an alternative to an Oris, Omega, Panerai or a Blancpain if you’re on a tight budget. It retails…

A Waiting List For a Hamilton? Yep, Seriously

The latest from Hamilton is a surprising one; a vintage aviation style chronograph, with a grey dial, modest 40mm case width and vintage details like the military style numbers and lume. At £1800 this isn’t cheap and even with a 60 hour reserve and sapphire crystal, there are cheaper alternatives around from many Indie brands….