Hamilton watches are innovative, iconic and known for American Spirit and Swiss Precision. We are known for the highest performance standards and Swiss made movements. With a reputation for craftsmanship and strong movie, military and aviation heritage, our watches include the Khaki Field, Khaki Aviation, Khaki Navy, Ventura and Jazzmaster.
The History of Hamilton
Hamilton was established in 1892 and has its roots firmly in the U.S.A. Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the site of the original Hamilton factory, and the company was based there for the first 111 years of its life. Hamilton first made its name during the early days of the American railroads. As the country built its crucial infrastructure, Hamilton began supplying accurate watches that were credited to help prevent and reduce accidents by synchronizing timing on the rails.
Fun Facts About Hamilton
In 1918, as the age of aviation developed, Hamilton began timing the skies and our watches helped to keep the new coast to coast U.S. Airmail service on time. Since then, Hamilton has been synonymous with the world of aviation and is currently the Official Timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.
About Hamilton’s Collections
Hamilton watches are suitable for people looking for all manners of watches. Hamilton Khaki Field collection includes classic army style watches that have been tried and tested over time. Hamilton Khaki Aviation watches are reliable and have a reputation for accuracy. They are suitable wfor an automatic watch, GMT watch or pilot’s chronograph. If you are looking for a classic watch, Hamilton American Classic watches include chronographs and automatic watches, featuring vintage vibes and the Hamilton heritage combined.
Awards & Accolades
Innovation has been one of the biggest keys to Hamilton’s success with major developments appearing in the mid 20th century that changed the world of watchmaking forever. In 1957, the Ventura became the world’s first electrical watch powered by a battery and Pulsar, the world’s first LED digital watch, followed in 1970. Since 2011, Hamilton has produced together with ETA its own movements, that allows for extended power reserves of up to 80 hours to be incorporated into certain calibers.
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