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Old 02-14-2020, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok - seriously - I got a big smile on my face when I saw this.

Wow. nice watch. THAT is what a chronograph should look like. Congrats. How about a case back shot?
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Congrats on your first Hammie, Russ. You went first class on that one.
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A super nice chrono indeed...congrats!
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ok - seriously - I got a big smile on my face when I saw this.

Wow. nice watch. THAT is what a chronograph should look like. Congrats. How about a case back shot?
Thanks Mike. To be honest, I'm not very well versed when it comes to chronos. There are some great ones out there and Lord knows, Seiko made a lot of cool ones but for some reason I wasn't prepared to go down the vintage route. This one just caught my eye It does sit a little tall which is attributable to the automatic movement I reckon. Will have to post some profile shots some time. In the meantime, here's a caseback shot;

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Congrats on your first Hammie, Russ. You went first class on that one.
Thanks very much Dave! I almost think of Hamilton as the Seiko or the Swiss manufacturers given all the models they offer. No offence intended btw
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WOW she's a beauty congrats are in order for sure. Love the Panda style, if you will. Hamiltons have that solid feel of a great Swiss watch and excellent attention to detail. That is one Major League chrono there Russ.


The dial is so clean for a chrono and really an amazing cross of vintage style in modern wonder.

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Thanks Mike. To be honest, I'm not very well versed when it comes to chronos. There are some great ones out there and Lord knows, Seiko made a lot of cool ones but for some reason I wasn't prepared to go down the vintage route. This one just caught my eye It does sit a little tall which is attributable to the automatic movement I reckon. Will have to post some profile shots some time. In the meantime, here's a caseback shot;

Well, I think you're gonna find you did well on this one. If there is a larger watch worth having, a chronograph is it, IMO. Gotta say I do enjoy the feel of a "new" watch as well.

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Congratulations Russ. The Intramatic is an awesome watch for sure. Love the classy and sporty look. Looking forward to your next wruw pics.
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That Watch is a Chop Licker for sure ... Hammy's are nice watches
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Lovely watch. Clean and easy on the eye. Congratulations and enjoy that one
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Great watch Russ, congrats on the choice! Hamilton did a amazing job in reissuing the stunning chrono-matic from the 70s...




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Yes Hamilton did a fantastic job with their bi-compax chronograph reissues. Im a huge Hammy fan and these lovelies are in my list. I love the cream dial. I have the Pan Europ reissue from a few years ago and a khaki chrono.



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Thanks big guy!
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Oh yes, those Pan models are lovely. I've always liked the blue dial version in particular.
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Thanks very much. Now if I understand correctly, the chrono-matic was a manual wind right? I would imagine it would have fit more flatly on the wrist since the automatic movement tends to elevate the watch a bit. One peculiar feature of this "re-issue" is how to perform to a quick date adjustment. There's a small button on the side of the case that you need to depress with a small pointed implement which Hamilton has provided in a somewhat branded fashion

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Congratulations Russ. The Intramatic is an awesome watch for sure. Love the classy and sporty look. Looking forward to your next wruw pics.
Thanks Phil. I suspect you may grow weary of many posts to come
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Thanks and I will indeed.
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WOW she's a beauty congrats are in order for sure. Love the Panda style, if you will. Hamiltons have that solid feel of a great Swiss watch and excellent attention to detail. That is one Major League chrono there Russ.


The dial is so clean for a chrono and really an amazing cross of vintage style in modern wonder.
Thanks so much Jon. Given all the models Hamilton offer, I would almost consider them to be the Seiko of Swiss manufacturers. No offence intended btw
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Absolutely stunning timepiece.
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Thanks very much Dave! I almost think of Hamilton as the Seiko or the Swiss manufacturers given all the models they offer. No offence intended btw
You mean like these?
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You mean like these?
Oh my, I see you're already "infected" !
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Russ, I caught the incurable disease in about 1996. Also, I forgot one.
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You mean like these?
Yes Please...Please ^^^
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