The 10 Best Hamilton Watches For Men

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Anyone who believes there's still value in reading hardcover books and having a globe in their study will enjoy these distinctive Hamilton watches for men. While each design is different, they all convey that the wearer has an appreciation for horology or military history. Whether you have an impressive budget or a more modest one, we found options sure to fit your style. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Khaki Field Automatic

2. Ventura Black

3. Khaki Aviation

Editor's Notes

May 12, 2020:

We made a few noteworthy changes to the ranking on this visit, including replacing the automatic Ventura with the quartz-powered Ventura Black. This is one of the few examples in the watch world where a quartz model offers more history than a mechanical alternative, as the original 1957 Ventura that Elvis and others wore was touted as the first electric watch. Quartz power didn't make it into watches until 1969, of course, but it was a revolutionary step in that direction, so wearing the electrical quartz version seems somehow more pure.

One example of the inversion of this swap was the addition of the Khaki Field Mechanical in place of its quartz cousin. This is part of a recent release from Hamilton designed to be as pure a recreation of the 1960s Vietnam models as possible — right down to the hand winding. They didn't print the name 'Hamilton' on the front of those to make it harder for enemy troops to identify soldiers as American (Hamilton is originally an American company), but the design is largely the same.

We got rid of the Khaki Pilot model from our last list as it was too similar in form and function to the Khaki Aviation, which feels a little more connected to the Flieger style most flyboys prefer, and that offers a chronograph to boot. We also added the new Khaki Field Automatic to our list, which is a decidedly contemporary piece with its blackout dial. It's the same model you might have seen on John Krasinski's wrist in his spy show Jack Ryan, and its appeal is pretty undeniable.

Special Honors

Khaki Aviation X Wind If you're interested in a pilot's model for more than just the aesthetics, you'll find this offering to be extremely useful in the cockpit. It features a calculator you can use to adjust your flying to account for the speed and intensity of your crosswind. The controls for this complication are on the right of the case, moving the crown and chronograph pushers to the left.

Khaki Navy Automatic Frogman Most people might not associate this company with divers, especially as their so-called Scuba line only offers 100 meters of water resistance, but the 1,000-foot depth rating and lever crown lock on this model make it ideal for use in marine environments. It's heavily lumed and highly visible underwater, and it has a fully notched elapsed time bezel for tracking ascents and descents.

American Classic PSR Quartz This is a faithful reproduction of the world's first digital watch, released just a few years after Seiko's Astro-Quartz rang in a new era in watchmaking. It features briefly in a the 1973 James Bond film Line And Let Die, and its narrow red numerals and deeb black face make the time instantly discernable, especially thanks to its hybrid LED and OLEd display technology.

4. Intra-Matic Chronograph

5. Khaki Field Mechanical

6. Pan Europ Auto

7. American Classic Intra-Matic

8. Broadway Automatic

9. Jazzmaster Viewmatic

10. Khaki King

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on May 13, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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