About This Watch:
Limited to a production run of 1972 pieces, the Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Hamilton Chrono-Matic E GMT timepiece from 1972. While the Chrono-Matic 50 does not have the GMT function of the original, it does an exceptional job of recreating the aesthetics of the original, down to the case shape and the red chronograph pushers.
The History: The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, PA. Initially producing pocket watches for use by the railroads, Hamilton was known for accuracy and reliability. During WWI, Hamilton became a supplier to the U.S. Military, stopping production of consumer timepieces during WWII and solely focusing on providing wristwatches for the Armed Forces. During the late 50s, they reintroduced themselves to the consumer market with bold case designs, as well innovative firsts, such as the first electric watch (The Ventura) and the first digital watch (The Pulsar).
The Watch: The Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 features a 48mm stainless steel radial brushed finish case with a sapphire crystal. Powered by the H-31 automatic chronograph movement, the Chrono-Matic 50 has a 60-hour power reserve and a water resistance rating of 100 meters. The dial is black with white sub-dials at the 3 and 9 o’clock position, with a rotating countdown timer in white and black, red accents through the dial, a tachymeter scale at the outer edge of the dial, and a date window at the 6 o’clock position.
The Details: This Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50 is in like-new condition, with stickers present on the case back. The case is in excellent condition, as visible in the photographs. Included with this timepiece are the original outer and inner boxes, serial number hangtag, customer service booklet, instruction manual and booklet, warranty card, and the original Hamilton black and red leather strap with stainless steel buckle.