Sometimes a watch comes along that simply has to be written about: it’s not necessarily because it is particularly innovative, or original, and it does not need to break new ground. It can just be because it catches your eye, because it does the job it is designed to do so well. When it comes to men’s watches one such model is the Hamilton H77636343, a seriously classy, stylish and impressive watch that draws influence from the golden age of the chronometer. This is a beautifully designed automatic watch from one of the world’s premier manufacturers, and there is nothing to fault here.
The stylish, 45mm diameter case is a point in question: a chunky yet reassuring 16mm thick, this is no flimsy attempt but a substantial, quality wrist watch. Before you wear it you can tell it is of the very highest standard, but what else would you expect from Hamilton Watches? This most understated of watch makers has embraced the Swiss traditions after hailing from America, and now produces a range that is the equal of any across the world. The design of the face itself is so neat and timeless it will look this good in a hundred years, just as quality watches from the early part of the 20th century still hold that style today.
It’s not just in looks that the Hamilton H77636343 wins, for this is a well designed and very capable model that can be used in a variety of situations. We must say, however, that it looks simply great with the stitched rubber strap and matching blue dial, and is truly redolent of the age. This is a modern watch that comes adorned with all the features you could want: a chronograph, a day and date window, sapphire crystal glass for scratch resistance, 100m water resistance – it’s all here in this magnificent men’s watch from Hamilton, and it really is one of the most striking designs on the market. Check out, for added fun and function, the Regatta timer, an unusual feature that will be popular with sailors.
The Hamilton Watch H77636343 is a great design that combines quality, style and function and does it with some distance behind it. As men’s watches go this is up there among the best. The curious thing is how you can buy something as impressive as this, from Creation Watches, for less than $1000. Seriously, there is little else out there as good as this for that price.