1990s Hamilton Chronomatic II (Ref. 9988) Black Dial

Hamilton was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1882, initially specializing in producing pocket watches. The brand boasts a long and impressive history of breakthroughs in design and technology and perhaps is best known for its extensive work as the official supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces. 

But it wasn't strictly military styles for the brand, as evidenced in part by this fantastic "reverse panda" dial chronograph, which looks like it would be much more at home behind a steering wheel than a joystick. It's one of the many very cool offerings from this brand, which tap into American heritage like no other watch brand can.

Stock # HAMCH9988
Brand Hamilton
Style Chronomatic II
Model 9988
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Black W/ White Sub-Dials
Millimeters 40
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap



The stainless steel case appears to have been gently polished and is in great condition, showing almost no signs of use. It retains its original Hamilton-signed crown  and pump-pushers. The fixed "Units Per Hour' bezel is in fantastic condition remaining highly legible with minimal signs of use. The case back is clean with limited wear and the factory markings all remain fully intact. The watch will be supplied on a 2-piece leather strap.


The "reverse panda" style dial features a semi-gloss black center and silver chronograph registers and a silver outer minute track. The hour indices, and hour and minute hands are golden, which adds a certain regal air to the piece. The tritium lume plots remain fully intact around the dial when instected under U.V. light, as do the original tritium hands.


None. The watch just received a full service and is functioning and keeping time perfectly, Backed by a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.