The Hamilton brand sold its first watch way back in 1912 and built a strong reputation within the aviation industry, dating as far back as the early 19th century. The Hamilton brand remains a favourite for pilots to this day. Hamilton gained their notoriety by becoming the supplier to the United States Army, a much sought after position, and then appearing in films as well on the arms of other famous celebrities. Today we are having a look at the the Thinline Silver Dial from the Jazzmaster range. The Thinline Silver Dial retails in the lower price range of the Hamilton Jazzmaster collection. The collection sees some of the more expensive models coming in at over $ 5000. The design is intentionally simple so that it can serve as timepiece for formal occasions and not come across as too flashy for the more casual engagements.
Elegant Thin Case
The Thinline’s slim 7mm stainless-steel design has you forgetting that you are wearing it but still looking good at the same time. The dauphine styled silver-tone luminous hands blend well with the silver dial and case.
You will note that there is no second hand which some may feel draws away from the look, I feel on the other hand that it is just the right level of simplicity without sacrificing its intrigue. The case size is 42mm and which isn’t particularly large compared to many other watches out there today but can still be a little bit too big for very thin wrists.
The fairly standard water resistant rating of 50m shouldn’t be of any concern unless you are unfortunate enough to find yourself frolicking in your business suit. The Hamilton emblem is engraved onto the back of the case and is accompanied by some other details, such as reference to the sapphire crystal and Swiss heritage.
H38511553 Smooth Silver Dial
The Jazzmaster Thinline has a light silver colour and a lightly furrowed surface. Standard numbers with a slightly darker silver finish over them are used so that they suit the aesthetic and are also easy to read.
The date is just above your six o’clock and is small enough to not take away from the sleek dial finish. Some prefer it by the 3 but this is much of a muchness if you enjoy the rest of the design. The Hamilton brand name makes an appearance just below the twelve in clear but unassuming fashion. The sapphire glass will help you avoid scratches which can so easily occur with a watch that you will inevitably wear daily and the
The F06.111 provides reliable movement and, as you know, due to quartz not taking up as much space as a mechanic movement system, it allows the Thinline H38511553 to have its less imposing design.
This makes it more comfortable to wear with long sleeves and will be less bothersome on the busier days. The crystal may not be the very top of the crop but it more than holds its own. Hamilton watches were actually initially designed to solve issues with time inaccuracies that caused railway accidents and they have stuck to their commitment to accuracy since.
The Thinline H38511553 design is accompanied by an easy going brown leather band that supports the dial and case by not drawing too much attention. The design of the band is 22mm wide allowing it to fit in easily with almost any clothing choice for the day. The strap ends with a pointed end that threads through your standard tang clasp.
The Thinline H38511553 is also available in a stainless-steel bracelet if you prefer the metallic look and feel.
The Thinline Jazzmaster sets the standard high for any reasonably priced timepiece. It may not carry the highest price in the Hamilton range but certainly carries the Hamilton brand well. The Thinline draws people in with its practical yet elegant look. This watch has a timeless quality to it and you will probably find yourself wearing it more often than most other collectables because it blends. The Thinline Jazzmaster is the ideal daily wearer that easily fits in with any wardrobe and will likely continue to be present regardless of the changing trends. This watch is an affordable, reliable and classy buy – how often do you get those three characteristics in anything? Another hit from the well-known Swiss watchmakers.