No one can deny that dive watches are as unique as their wearers. These unique watches that boast features like ultra-resistant cases and illuminating dials, attract the highly active, sporty watch wearer that demands function and exceptional quality. Naturally, it makes sense that the Hamilton Watch Company crafted the Hamilton H64515133 Khaki Navy Scuba Auto Watch.
H64515133 Classic Style
The Hamilton H64515133 is notably masculine and sporty while still classic enough to wear every day. It’s a sturdy but not heavy watch that features a black bezel and dial that contrasts nicely against a perfectly polished solid stainless steel case and bracelet. Functionality was no doubt a priority when Hamilton crafted this timepiece. Whether you’re working in the office, diving the ocean, or sweating on the court, this watch will hold up to your active lifestyle.
The watch has a black ion-plated bezel with unidirectional 60-click ratcheting construction. Although both functional and comfortable to use, the bezel lacks the smoothness of a 120 click implementation, which might leave one to question the construction of the bezel. Silver-tone scales going from zero to 60 mark the outside of the black bezel and provide a decent contrast for readability.
The bracelet of this watch is made from top quality stainless steel and matches favorably with the stainless-steel case. The bracelet has a deployant clasp that allows for easy release; an essential feature for any sporty watch. The 20mm width of the bracelet might not deliver the boldness that other dive watches do. With this said, comfort is key for a dive watch, and the H64515133 won’t disappoint.
To say the H64515133 has one of the most individual looking dials we’ve seen in a dive watch would be an understatement at best. It’s black with a lightly textured graining which helps to highlight the brushed silver-toned number tracks. Arabic numeral hour markers lie against the outside of the dial as well as a 24-hour scale located on the inside of the Arabic numeral hour markers. Another unique characteristic of this watch includes the size of the 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock numbers. They are significantly larger than the other hour numbers, making them impossible to miss.
This watch features an impressive number of functional complications including both day and date complications. Hamilton put a unique twist on the day complication (located at the 12 o’clock position) by spelling out the day in white letters. Located at the 6 o’clock position is the date complication also with white numbers. The H64515133 wouldn’t be a dive watch without a glow in the dark feature. Both the hands and hour markers display a soft green glow that’s pleasing to eye. This is one if the best features of the watch in my opinion.
Not surprisingly, Hamilton chose a sapphire crystal to protect the dial of the watch, giving it extra scratch resistance for high impact activities.
The dial on this watch has a lot of moving parts – literally and figuratively! For a sporty dive watch, the dial is over-complicated and not nearly as readable as other dive watches.
While luminescent in the dark, in daylight, the hour and minute hands of the watch are white with a silver-tone outline and needle point ends. The silver-tone second hand is extremely thin, but has a small white arrow at its end that’s readable against the black dial.
As expected, the stainless-steel case of this Hamilton watch is well made. At 41mm with a thickness of 14mm, it’s not large in comparison to a lot of dive watches. The lug width of the watch is 20mm. The stainless-steel screw down crown at the 3 o’clock position fits nicely with the case and is easy to wind. The open back of the case allows for viewing of the watch’s ETA 2834-w automatic movement which holds approximately 38 hours of power reserve. And, of course, water resistance is superior at a depth of 330 feet.
The H64515133 is built with higher end components as is reflected in the price. Although it boasts a plethora of functional complications that will likely please any dye-hard dive watch wearer, it’s not the most eye pleasing timepiece. At first glance the watch appears simplistic, but a closer look reveals a dial that some might deem too busy for their liking. With a 41mm case that’s 14mm thick, this is not a watch recommended for smaller wrists.
There’s no denying the overall quality this watch. If you’re looking to invest in a functional and stylish dive watch at a price point equivalent to that of the Hamilton H64515133 Khaki Navy Scuba Auto, I would recommend you do your research. Depending on your wrist size and style, this might not be the dive watch for you.