1970s Hamilton Automatic Day-Date (Ref. 826002-3)
In 1892 Hamilton was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and initially specialized in producing pocket watches. The brand boasts an impressive history of breakthroughs in the design and technology of wristwatches and has long been a fan favorite of die-hard watch enthusiasts. Thankfully for those enthusiasts, in the 1960 and 70s Hamilton took part in the funk revolution of watch design, giving birth to hit after hit of color and quirk.
|Grey / Blue
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The case of this fantastic Hamilton self-winding is blocky, short, and lightly worn. In other words, it's just about perfect. Measuring 37-millimeters the watch sits on the wrist with a beautiful balance and the sunburst brushed finish gives the watch a handsome presence. It features a screw-down case back for water resistance and is fitted to a gorgeous 2pc handmade leather strap.
It's easy to see the dial is the main event. The vertically grained inner dial is corralled by a stunningly designed baby blue and white outer minute track. The color play between the blue and the exquisitely aged cream tritium is otherworldly, with the red second's hand peaking through tritium lume plots being the cherry on top. In a rare twist, this Hamilton features not only the time, but also day and date, so this watch isn't just exceptionally beautiful but also particularly useful. The perfect pairing.