There is a wristwatch for every occasion and just as corporate or upscale events call for an equally refined timepiece, downright, and casual times call for a timepiece that can stand up to any circumstances.
Designed for outdoor excursions as well as rugged operations, the Hamilton HML-H70575733 Khaki Field is both fashionable and functional. Even better, this field watch was intended to be worn in the utmost arduous environments and situations, without tampering with one’s personal style.
Typically simpler than a chronograph, less hefty compared to a dive watch, and more fitting for everyday use than most dress watches, this watch has lots of features to offer. Additionally, the Hamilton HML-H70575733 Khaki Field might be familiar to those with an eye for spotting watches in movies and TV shows. Hollywood featured this timepiece in their film, Jack Ryan; Shadow Recruit, which Hollywood released on 17th January 2014. The starring character was portrayed by Chris Payne, who can be seen wearing the Hamilton HML-H70575733 Khaki Field.
Without further ado, let us take a look at the main features of the product more profoundly.
Case and Dial
Straight out of the box, you can tell that Hamilton’s Khaki field is a reliable, well-built time machine. Instead of choosing the standard gunmetal look that most bracelets and titanium cases use, Hamilton Watch Company picked a PVD applied coating to grant the masterpiece a smooth, matte, clandestine feel; setting it apart from your average field-inspired pieces. This made it an excellent choice for a reconnaissance thriller film like Shadow Recruit.
Measuring 52 millimetres thick at the pinnacle of its somewhat rounded sapphire crystal, Hamilton’s HML-H70575733 could be the most reliable watch of this Anno Domini era. Even though the case looks and feels distinct from all preceding Khaki models, the dial is indistinguishable from the 42 mm variation steel khaki field. I admire the minds behind the entire dial design; the text is crisp and super legible with the watch hands providing a luminous treatment accented by bright pips. In case class and aesthetics were the primary objectives, then Hamilton attained both.
Style and Comfort
The first thing you will notice after using this product is its lightweight nature, which stands at 66 grams with the straps on. Not only does this feature make it the most comfortable watch in its product line, but it also makes it one of the most wearable field watches of all times.
Even more, Hamilton’s Khaki Field retails on a black canvas with a titanium bracelet and a weather resistant coating. Both options are fantastic, although most users prefer the canvas alternative because it gives the watch its lightweight nature, and reveals the wristwatch’s original military theme.
The only downside I found with the strap (and note this is my only issue with this, otherwise excellent, timepiece) is that sometimes, it makes it hard to wear the watch because the coat on the strap enhances toughness and friction.
Pulling the strap’s loose end through the clasp is a hassle, and when you succeed in securing the clasp, the unfastened strap end will be reluctant to slide through the keeper. The advantage of this, however, is, the keeper will never let the strap slide off or leave you with a loose strap hanging out. If you’re too impatient to break in the straps, you can purchase replacement straps at an affordable price (I suggest a Black leather strap. It would look good on this field watch).
You can perceive the relatively simple ETA 2842-2 at work through the sapphire crystal display case back. This is an identical engine to the one used by a standard Khaki Field self-winding watch.
The ETA 2824-2 provides hand winding, hacking seconds, automatic winding, and a quick set date as well as the probability of excellent timekeeping.
Apart from a signed Hamilton rotor, you won’t find any add-ons here. Just a consistent movement with a date function that will keep delivering for years. I should also point out that Hamilton’s Khaki Field Titanium Automatic Watch has a water resistance depth of up to 100metres.
The Hamilton Khaki Field watch is offered at a relatively affordable price, mainly because of its PVD finish and titanium construction. The price is reasonable given the product’s features. Nevertheless, this price might seem a lot for numerous watch enthusiasts considering Khaki Field Autos cost around $500; but having owned a steel Khaki Field watch before, I strongly recommend that you go for Hamilton’s Khaki Field Titanium Automatic Watch instead.