Hamilton’s Khaki Field Expedition: A Journey Across All Terrains

The Khaki Field Expedition takes the best of the Khaki Field collection and adds new functionalities and design features.

Hamilton’s journey commenced during an epoch when the United States was a global frontrunner in watch production. The inception of the company coincided with the country’s entry into the industrial age, and Hamilton swiftly became a pivotal actor in shaping the nation’s temporal narrative.

The first wristwatches that Hamilton manufactured for the U.S. forces were modified pocket watches, equipped with wire lugs that allowed them to be strapped to the wrist. With the onset of World War II in 1942, Hamilton produced and delivered more than a million watches to the military. These timepieces, now recognized as the precursors of the Hamilton Khaki. Throughout the 1950s and ’60s, Hamilton continued to supply watches to U.S. military units, adhering to strict specifications set by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Between 1943 and 1945, Hamilton was awarded with the Army-Navy “E” award five times for its unparalleled contribution to the war effort.
Between 1943 and 1945, Hamilton was awarded with the Army-Navy “E” award five times for its unparalleled contribution to the war effort.

Fast forward to today, and the Hamilton Watch Company, now under the ownership of Switzerland’s Swatch Group, continues to honor its military heritage with the Khaki collection. This lineup pays tribute to the rugged timepieces Hamilton produced for military units in the past, all the while offering contemporary features and designs that appeal to the modern consumer.

The Khaki Field Mechanical models are the most direct descendants of the original military-inspired Hamilton watches. They feature modest 38mm cases and manually wound and automatic movements, offering a vintage feel that is sure to appeal to lovers of classic military watches. The Khaki Field Mechanical models are available in various case materials, including standard stainless steel, black PVD-coated steel, and even bronze for a slightly higher premium.

Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition
Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition

In terms of design, the Hamilton Khaki Field watch exudes a minimalist and utilitarian aesthetic. Its clean and simple dial, combined with luminescent hands and markers, ensures optimal legibility even in low-light conditions. It’s simple yet elegant dial, available in various color options, exudes a sophisticated appeal. The watch is complemented by a comfortable strap, typically made of canvas, leather or stainless steel, further enhancing its overall aesthetics.

Hamilton has now evolved its Khaki Field collection with a new addition – the Khaki Field Expedition. This unique timepiece is designed for the passionate explorers who seek adventure in the most remote places. It’s more than just a watch; it’s a reliable tool for when you’re out in the wild.

Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition
Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition

The Khaki Field Expedition takes the best of the Khaki Field collection and adds new functionalities and design features. It’s not just a watch, but a fully equipped adventure tool. The Expedition offers a minimalist textured dial, making it easy to read the time at a glance. With a Super-LumiNova coating, you can see the time even under a starry sky or by the campfire.

Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition
Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition

At the heart of the Khaki Field Expedition is our H-10 automatic movement, which guarantees precision timekeeping. This movement boasts an impressive 80-hour power reserve. The movement is manufactured by ETA for Hamilton. It is effectively based on ETA C07.611 and part of the ETA Powermatic family.

One of the distinguishing features of the Hamilton H10 movement is its unparalleled durability as it is equipped with a Nivachron balance spring, effectively minimizing the impact of magnetism on the watch’s performance. Crafted to withstand the rigors of everyday wear, the movement is built with high-quality materials and subjected to rigorous quality control procedures.

Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition
Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition

The Khaki Field Expedition is available in four versions, each with a unique case size. Whether you prefer a leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet, this timepiece is sturdy and efficient. Designed to be sleek for city wear and tough for outdoor activities, the Khaki Field Expedition is a versatile companion for any adventurer.

The Khaki Field Expedition is housed in a 37mm or 41mm brushed stainless steel case, offering superior ergonomics and comfort on the wrist. The case features a bi-directional rotating compass bezel marked with the cardinal points of north, south, east, and west. It’s designed to help you navigate your adventures with the help of the sun. The timepiece’s case also features a screw-down crown and 100m water resistance to protect the movement in any weather.

Whether you’re planning a weekend in the wilderness or navigating the urban jungle, the Khaki Field Expedition provides paramount legibility for timing your journey. With Hamilton’s Khaki Field Expedition, you’re prepared for any challenge that comes your way.

Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition
Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition

Tech Specs

Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition 37mm

Case: 37mm x 10.45mm, stainless steel case with screw-down crown, 100m
Dial: Black/White/Blue dial, hour, minute, seconds hands with Super-LumiNova
Movement: H-10 automatic movement, 80-hours power reserve, Nivachron balance spring
Strap: Green or brown leather strap with pin buckle or stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp

Hamilton Khaki Field Expedition 41mm

Case: 41mm x 11.5mm, stainless steel case with screw-down crown, 100m
Dial: Black/White/Blue dial, hour, minute, seconds hands with Super-LumiNova
Movement: H-10 automatic movement, 80-hours power reserve, Nivachron balance spring
Strap: Green or brown leather strap with pin buckle or stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Price: Starting from USD 995

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