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Hamilton Jazzmaster Day Date Ref. H32505131

$845

New Hamilton 40mm Jazzmaster Day/Date Black Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet, Ref H32505131

The Hamilton Jazzmaster is a solid choice for an affordable Swiss watch.  The classic, stainless steel 40mm case with curved lugs fits a majority of people.  The caseback also nicely displays the movement, with Hamilton engraved on the rotor above the jewel count, and the brass contrasting nicely with the stainless steel.  The exclusive H-40 movement delivers 80 hours of power reserve to this clear statement of contemporary craftsmanship.   The two-tone stainless steel bracelet features with an integrated deployment clasp, a well thought out and produced feature in an affordable watch.

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Additional information

Box and Papers

Box and Papers

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Bracelet

Brand

Hamilton

Caliber

H-40

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

40mm

Caseback

Exhibition

Complication

Date, Day

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Black

Warranty

Full Factory Warranty

Movement

Automatic

Item ID3227
Model #H32505131
Model NameJazzmaster Day/Date

Description

As befitting its name, Hamilton is an American watch-making institution.  Although like many brands that were absorbed into larger Swiss watchmaking groups during the quartz crisis, it is still thought of as one of the finest watch brands to have come out of America.

Hamilton is steeped in American history.  Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a region associated with industrious Amish farmers, independent minded Quakers, the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, and the Gettysburg battlefield.  Whether or not by design, this heritage heavily influenced all that Hamilton later accomplished.

One of their earliest accomplishments was creating precision Hamilton pocket watches for the railroad.  These timepieces are still sought after by collectors for their beautiful workmanship, precise time keeping and heritage.  During World War I, Hamilton supplied watches to the U.S. military, which became a catalyst for shifting from pocket watches to wrist watches.  Following shortly after the end of the war, Hamilton watches accompanied the first U.S. Airmail in a flight between Washington D.C. and New York City.  It is no wonder that Admiral Byrd carried a Hamilton pocket watch when he was the first aviator to reach the North Pole.  Ever since, Hamilton has been associated with pilots and aviation.  With World War II, Hamilton again met the challenge of supplying over one million watches to the troops.  Perhaps because of their reputation for rugged reliability and their widespread use, it was natural that Hamilton would make it to Hollywood, where they appeared in several films, further establishing their connection with Americana.

But it was innovative design that really set Hamilton apart from other watchmakers.  No other watchmaker has the variety of design like Hamilton, who produced a line of asymmetrical case shapes that are highly sought after by collectors.  One of the better known is the Ventura, a futuristic shield-shaped watch that was one of the first electric battery-operated watches and a favorite of Elvis Presley.

Besides innovative design, Hamilton contributed to horological history.  Hamilton was not the first watchmaker to release an automatic chronograph, but it was close.  Together with Heuer, Breitling and Dubois-Depraz, Hamilton formed a group competing in the early 1960’s to develop the first automatic chronograph.  While the group did not succeed in producing the first automatic chronograph, they did create one of the best automatic chronograph calibers in history.

True to their heritage with their early introduction of the battery powered watch, Hamilton did not shy away from innovation when quartz movements were introduced.  Hamilton introduced the world’s first digital watch on The Tonight Show with Jonny Carson.  Despite their independent success, Hamilton was not immune to the changes in the world of watchmaking, and in 1974 they became part of what is known today as the Swatch group.  Recognizing its rich heritage of innovative design and technology, Hamilton continues to release watches that build on the unique models from their rich history.  Hamilton has a large following of enthusiastic collectors who are not only interested in their vast vintage catalog but are also excited about the new models they see coming from Hamilton that still have that vintage flavor but also include a modern flair.