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OK, I know I have this SMOKING hot custom made 47mm mechanical pilot watch made by our own Rick aka CurrentTime. And I LOVE EVERYTHING about it.



BUT when I see the Hamilton Khaki Pilot watch I literally almost swoon. THIS IS THE HOTTEST LOOKING DIAL AND WATCH OVERALL I have seen in a while.
I love the hands, the numbers on the dial, the inner ring of numbers .... EVERYTHING
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GREAT VIDEO ABOUT THIS WATCH -

[flash=425,344]http://www.youtube.com/v/u_ROuLt-gh4&hl=en&fs=1[/flash]

Articles -
Ablogtoread article on this watch - http://www.ablogtoread.com/hamilton-khaki-pilot-46mm-automatic-watch/

World Watch Review - http://www.worldwatchreview.com/2010/02/18/2010-hamilton-khaki-pilot-automatic/

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Hamilton Khaki Pilot automatic watch specification Price range: $1000
Movement: ETA 2836-2, automatic, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph
Complications: Date, day of week
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Transparent case back: N/A
Case size: 46 mm or 42 mm
Case height: N/A
Dial: Black, grey or silvered
Numerals: Arabic
Hands: Steel
Strap: Leather
Crystal: Sapphire, AR-coated
Water resistance: 200 meters
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Now if this watch came on a bracelet I would be selling "something" to get one...

OH WAIT ...... IT DOES COME ON A BRACELET... Now I have a problem because I LOVE this watch...


 

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LOL . . . I actually prefer the strap on this one.


It's a beautiful piece and probably will end up on my wrist some day. It's a great looking piece.
 

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This one has shot to the top of my "want" list. But at $800-1000 I am going to have to save for this one...

From the Hamilton website -

 

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It really is beautiful.

My only gripe is (and I love Hamiltons) the numbers, I believe, are applied steel and not luminous. So it has a traditional pilot look until it gets dark.

Not to steal your thunder but, if I can find a good deal on this I'd like to get it ,too.

I've seen prices under $500 for this.

I think $450 would be a tipping point.

Right now you could get an Aristo Pilot, same size, with a 2824-2 movement and a fully luminous dial on a strap for $439.

Granted, it's not a Hamilton, but it's still pretty nice.








A more traditional look.

But if the Hamilton was close in price I'd probably go for that one.

It has the 2836-2 movement, which I don't have.
 

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Toe - that one is very nice and does have some similarities. It also has some incredible lum and the price is less as you mentioned.

But it does not have the day or date on the dial. And I really like the raised metal numbers. I think that makes the dial even cooler and classier -



From what I can find the lum is not that bad either overall. I am not someone who has to have incredible lum. It is not that big to me.

 

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I love yours James and the Hamilton as well, but I gotta tell ya Bro .......... This one is right up there with the best'a them, IMO. I can't believe CJ let me have it!!

 

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Gorgeous watch, not sure if i would get the strap or bracelet as most pilots seem to look better on the leather. Hamilton dont seem to make any watch i dont like :lol
 

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That one is also very nice Arnie, but again, no day or date on the dial. I love my custom pilot watch, but miss the date window or day/date windows. The Hamilton has it.
Also on my pilot watch, and on yours in the picture below, both have the little arrow image at or around the 12 position. On the Hamilton I like the upside down triangle there. To me it has a little bit of a dive watch feel on the dial in an obvious pilot watch design.

Now dont get me wrong - I LIKE EVERY pilot watch posted so far in this thread very much including yours and the one Toe posted. all very nice.

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I love yours James and the Hamilton as well, but I gotta tell ya Bro .......... This one is right up there with the best'a them, IMO. I can't believe CJ let me have it!!

 

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That would be a nice Christmas present.



Hint, Hint :)



The raised #'s are cool.
 

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Hey James do you like this Hammy?? LOL!!
Yea it has kind of dominated my day today looking at it or for another pilot watch on a bracelet with a day and date window that I like more. So far this one is my favorite by a mile, lol
 

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TVDinner wrote:
This one has shot to the top of my "want" list. But at $800-1000 I am going to have to save for this one...

From the Hamilton website -

And the magic ten becomes the magic eleven.....:% There is no stopping this disease.
 

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Spaceview wrote:
TVDinner wrote:
This one has shot to the top of my "want" list. But at $800-1000 I am going to have to save for this one...

From the Hamilton website -

And the magic ten becomes the magic eleven.....:% There is no stopping this disease.
I just stopped counting LOL!!:%:%:%
 

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My OVERALL want list is actually ONLY 6 watches (including this one). And 3 of those 6 are basically grails for me and I will probably not get them for a long time. So only 3 realistic on my list. So not that many right now to be honest.
 

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I can't disagree with you James. That Hammy is an awesome piece bro. Somehow, I believe you'll own that sooner rather than later, LOL. That is ............. if I don't get it first !!! :%:%:%
 

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Really nice Hammy, but I've got to say for us watchfreeks that are wearing different watches everyday, it's refreshing to wind, set and put on a classic Fleiger with no day or date to have to asloset... If you're going to wear it everyday then that's different... Just sayin' :whatever:
 
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