Hamilton watches are renowned for being true legendary American timepieces. The brand was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, PA and was one of the largest producers of Railroad watches in the early 1900’s.
Hamilton was commissioned by the US military for wristwatches worn by servicemen during both World War I and World War II. Notably, more than 1 million watches were shipped to troops overseas during the Second World War… a time when the production of consumer watches was halted by brand to exclusively produce timepieces for the US Army and Navy along with other allied Navies as well.
The brand’s Models 21 and 22 automatic marine chronometers were used by both the US Navy and Army for their precise time-keeping accuracy, as well as two-day power reserve capacities.
In 1957, Hamilton introduced the world’s first electric watch movement: the Hamilton Electric 500. The movement was featured in the brand’s Ventura collection, a series featuring cutting-edge asymmetrical shaped cases on leather straps.
The Hamilton Ventura watch garnered widespread attention and popularity a few years later when Elvis Presley wore one in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii. The Ventura watch catapulted Hamilton to worldwide acclaim after the film was released and is still in production today. In fact two of the watch styles in the collection are named the Elvis80.
In recent years, film stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans wore Hamilton Khaki watches in the 2013 blockbuster film The Avengers, while Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Emma Thompson sported Hamilton Ventura watches in the 2013 film Men In Black.
Actor Matt Damon wore a Hamilton Ardmore watch in the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley and a Hamilton Below Zero chronograph in the 2015 film The Martian. In the 2014 film Interstellar, Damon’s costar Mathew McConaughey wore a Hamilton Khaki Pilot Day Date chronograph.
You don’t have to look any further than WorldofWatches.com to check-out many outstanding Hamilton watches for both men and women, including the Khaki men’s chronograph and Ardmore women’s diamond watch.
Glowing with sophisticated and understated glamour, the Hamilton Ardmore watch for women shines in lustrous premium-grade stainless steel and diamonds. The elongated rectangular shaped case in lustrous stainless steel is presented on the lustrous stainless steel bracelet with a hidden clasp closure. Thirty shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to perfection dramatically adorn the bezel. The iridescent Mother-of-Pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone hands and four diamond hour markers.
The Hamilton Khaki men’s chronograph offers a vintage inspired look with a perfectly round stain finished stainless steel case, presented on a handsome brown leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.
The stationary bezel encircles the white dial with three subdials, an automatic date window, luminous skeleton hands and outlined Arabic numeral hour markers.
Both Swiss-made Hamilton watches feature quality quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy. Ardmore women’s watch is 24mm wide and 8mm thick. Khaki men’s chronograph is 39mm in diameter and 11mm thick.