Summary: The watch is an epitome of wathcmaking in the older days when people use gears, crowns hairsprings to create a timepiece that is a reflection of hard work and appreciation for beauty. The machine requires daily winding to keep the machine running. Actually the daily winding is like a ritual of transferring some human energy into the watch...a ritual that I enjoy the most. Great watch, super accurate., and you can tell your friends it's made by Hamilton.
Summary: If you are looking for an eye catching watch, this is not for you. This watch is simple and rugged and I use it more often than the others. I like the large numbers and if I wind it to the maximum, it will last for more than twenty four hours. I bought this watch for it's simplicity and appearance of ruggedness---to date, I am not dis-appointed.
Summary: I'm very pleased with this retro, military watch. It has a nice case, saphire crystal and ETA mechanical hand-wind movement. As far as accuracy, so far it's only +6 secs/day (close to cosc standards). You can't go wrong for the money. Watch also looks great with different straps. Buy one, you won't regret it!
Summary: The technical service is really bad and expensive. My Hamilton never worked properly after i got the battery changed at the official service. Then the watch was sent for service several times and still doesnt work.
Summary: Four years ago I bought and gave this watch to my nephew. He was in high school army ROTC and wore it proudly with his uniform and was the envy of his class mates. Two years ago he gave it back to me to clean and service. This movement, ETA-2804-2, is the same one that Time Zone uses with their watch repair course. Very easy to work on and regulate so since I had taken their course I did myself.
Summary: I bought this watch about a month ago and it was gifted out. The owner wears it daily and after seeing it I have to have one for me. The color actually looks pretty good for olive drab. The design is done in a retro style that really suits my personality so like another poster I have ordered a 2nd one and am waiting for it to arrive. The little hand cranking 2408 is a smooth operator and the accuracy is good as well.
Summary: As is usually the case, the photos of this watch simply do not do it justice. I was looking for a retro-style field watch that wasn't too expensive, and this watch delivered, big-time. - The case. 38mm diameter, 10mm thick, sand-blasted steel. The look is very nice. Polished surfaces tend to show even light scratches very easily, whereas this surface seems to hide them. - The crystal. Synthetic sapphire, and I can attest to that.
Summary: I have had this watch for a month now and it has been an absolute joy to wear. As an avid watch collector, I rarely wear any watch for more than a few days in a row, yet I keep coming back to this piece. The watch was purchased at well under $300 and at this price range, few, if any watch would match the features on this one. Firstly, the watch uses a mechanical hand wind movement.
Summary: I bought this watch because I know what it is, and am already a Hamilton fan. What is not appearant by the simple photos posted (at Hamilton and here) are the multitude of positive little details this watch has. Drilled lugs make changing the band really easy. It has a nicely engraved solid back. The band has grommets installed in each strap hole position which will prevent undue wear on the band, and look darned nice to boot.