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Part of a fine watch will always be a status symbol; a piece of jewelry. Yes, your phone will tell time. Yes, a $10 quartz watch also tells time. OK, with that out of the way, let's proceed.

When buying a watch, the value to the wearer comes from a few factors. One factor being the brand. A lot of brands have such an excellent pedigree over decades/centuries and wearing one of their pieces is like wearing a piece of history. Hamilton has been making watches since 1892. They are very well respected. Those who know fine watches know Hamilton. They are commonly recommended as an excellent first swiss made watch. They made a lot of watches for the military in both World Wars, including watches for pilots. Their Aviation series is one of their most recognizable lines. It is important to note that yes, Hamilton was bought out by the Swatch group in the 1980's. But Swatch group includes fine brands like Omega and Breguet so that shouldn't deter you on its quality.

Another factor is the movement. A mechanical watch is a fascinating thing. The gears and springs working together in harmony 24/7 in a tiny little package you can wear on your wrist. As a rule, the more complicated and intricate the movement is, the more desirable it is. (Because let's face it, that's cool!) This watches features Hamilton's H-21. This is a modified Swiss Valjoux 7750. This is a very complicated, amazing movement. First off, it's an automatic which means it is automatically wound by movement as you wear it. Automatic winding is a complication that is generally desirable. Other complications include a day of week wheel, a date wheel and a chronograph. The chronograph are the little faces inside of the watch. When you push the top button on the side of the watch, the little faces will act as a stopwatch.. while the main watch itself continues to keep time. It's amazing to think about all the awesome moving parts working in harmony that make this watch tick.

If you are looking for a fine swiss watch to start a collection, this is an incredibly respectable piece at a great price. I warn you though, the more you learn about watches, the more addicted you will get!
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Wow!

How is this not FP?!?!
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How is this not FP?!?!
Not a watch guy. Can you explain why this is a good deal? Wouldn't mind a good watch but the prices are so crazy and I can never tell what's a good buy or not.
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These usually go for $1k+ . One of the better Hamilton models too. If I didn't already have a jazzmaster autochrono as my daily I'd be all over this.
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Sorry posted wrong info. ignore comment
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I see ebay listings hover around $900-$1000 and one went for $799 just a month ago which makes me think this deal is okay. Not sure I'm convinced enough to pull the trigger though, but I'm a watch noob. Literally don't own one. I would prefer a premium brand but the price of this one is very good.
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Not a watch guy. Can you explain why this is a good deal? Wouldn't mind a good watch but the prices are so crazy and I can never tell what's a good buy or not.
Part of a fine watch will always be a status symbol; a piece of jewelry. Yes, your phone will tell time. Yes, a $10 quartz watch also tells time. OK, with that out of the way, let's proceed.

When buying a watch, the value to the wearer comes from a few factors. One factor being the brand. A lot of brands have such an excellent pedigree over decades/centuries and wearing one of their pieces is like wearing a piece of history. Hamilton has been making watches since 1892. They are very well respected. Those who know fine watches know Hamilton. They are commonly recommended as an excellent first swiss made watch. They made a lot of watches for the military in both World Wars, including watches for pilots. Their Aviation series is one of their most recognizable lines. It is important to note that yes, Hamilton was bought out by the Swatch group in the 1980's. But Swatch group includes fine brands like Omega and Breguet so that shouldn't deter you on its quality.

Another factor is the movement. A mechanical watch is a fascinating thing. The gears and springs working together in harmony 24/7 in a tiny little package you can wear on your wrist. As a rule, the more complicated and intricate the movement is, the more desirable it is. (Because let's face it, that's cool!) This watches features Hamilton's H-21. This is a modified Swiss Valjoux 7750. This is a very complicated, amazing movement. First off, it's an automatic which means it is automatically wound by movement as you wear it. Automatic winding is a complication that is generally desirable. Other complications include a day of week wheel, a date wheel and a chronograph. The chronograph are the little faces inside of the watch. When you push the top button on the side of the watch, the little faces will act as a stopwatch.. while the main watch itself continues to keep time. It's amazing to think about all the awesome moving parts working in harmony that make this watch tick.

If you are looking for a fine swiss watch to start a collection, this is an incredibly respectable piece at a great price. I warn you though, the more you learn about watches, the more addicted you will get!
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That's not the same watch. That's a quartz watch. Hell, if anything you proved the deal. The fact that you can get a swiss Valjoux 7750 movement for the same price as the quartz movement shows that this deal is excellent.
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Part of a fine watch will always be a status symbol; a piece of jewelry. Yes, your phone will tell time. Yes, a $10 quartz watch also tells time. OK, with that out of the way, let's proceed.

When buying a watch, the value to the wearer comes from a few factors. One factor being the brand. A lot of brands have such an excellent pedigree over decades/centuries and wearing one of their pieces is like wearing a piece of history. Hamilton has been making watches since 1892. They are very well respected. Those who know fine watches know Hamilton. They are commonly recommended as an excellent first swiss made watch. They made a lot of watches for the military in both World Wars, including watches for pilots. Their Aviation series is one of their most recognizable lines. It is important to note that yes, Hamilton was bought out by the Swatch group in the 1980's. But Swatch group includes fine brands like Omega and Breguet so that shouldn't deter you on its quality.

Another factor is the movement. A mechanical watch is a fascinating thing. The gears and springs working together in harmony 24/7 in a tiny little package you can wear on your wrist. As a rule, the more complicated and intricate the movement is, the more desirable it is. (Because let's face it, that's cool!) This watches features Hamilton's H-21. This is a modified Swiss Valjoux 7750. This is a very complicated, amazing movement. First off, it's an automatic which means it is automatically wound by movement as you wear it. Automatic winding is a complication that is generally desirable. Other complications include a day of week wheel, a date wheel and a chronograph. The chronograph are the little faces inside of the watch. When you push the top button on the side of the watch, the little faces will act as a stopwatch.. while the main watch itself continues to keep time. It's amazing to think about all the awesome moving parts working in harmony that make this watch tick.

If you are looking for a fine swiss watch to start a collection, this is an incredibly respectable piece at a great price. I warn you though, the more you learn about watches, the more addicted you will get!
Thank you very much. I know I'll get addicted which is why I'd rather buy one fine piece that I'll be satisfied with for quite some time. I guess I'll have to get reading some more. I don't dress up too much for work but I would like something that I can also wear when I dress up. I think the stainless one fits that bill but again, I never wear them. Guess I'll keep thinking about it.
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Thank you very much. I know I'll get addicted which is why I'd rather buy one fine piece that I'll be satisfied with for quite some time. I guess I'll have to get reading some more. I don't dress up too much for work but I would like something that I can also wear when I dress up. I think the stainless one fits that bill but again, I never wear them. Guess I'll keep thinking about it.
Avoid "fashion watches" like MVMT and Daniel Wellington. These are simply cheap chinese movements put inside cheap cases and then marked up to give the illusion of being "fine watches".
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Thank you very much. I know I'll get addicted which is why I'd rather buy one fine piece that I'll be satisfied with for quite some time. I guess I'll have to get reading some more. I don't dress up too much for work but I would like something that I can also wear when I dress up. I think the stainless one fits that bill but again, I never wear them. Guess I'll keep thinking about it.
Stainless is great because it goes with everything. Black or brown leather bands can be a problem because traditionally, you're supposed to match your leathers -- shoes, belt, and watch band.

And welcome to the watch-addicted community. It's not so bad once you get used to being broke. Smilie
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Thank you very much. I know I'll get addicted which is why I'd rather buy one fine piece that I'll be satisfied with for quite some time. I guess I'll have to get reading some more. I don't dress up too much for work but I would like something that I can also wear when I dress up. I think the stainless one fits that bill but again, I never wear them. Guess I'll keep thinking about it.

LMAOLMAOLMAO

You'll be satisfied w/ one piece... That's funny. As soon as you get your first watch, you'll be looking for your next one. TRUST ME!

But yeah. The other comment was spot on. No need for me to repeat what he said.

I'm honestly staying away from Swiss pieces at the moment b/c they haven't lived up to their prices and reputation, but this one is definitely worth the price of admission.
It'll hold it's value and this model does have better build quality than other Hammy's.
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7750 based models tend to be very thick (16mm thick, this one).

I rarely recommend getting a mechanical chronograph at this price since few years down the line, service cost will be half the price of the watch price.

If you like the styling I guess this is good deal but I would recommend simple 3 hander mechanical watch under $1k.
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