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Hamilton Intramatic 68

  1. Kmart

    Kmart Jan 11, 2017

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    Having tried and failed to find a Chrono-matic for a decent price lately I got really excited when I woke up today and saw that Hamilton was doing a modern homage with the Intramatic 68!

    ...at 42 mm. ::facepalm1::

    I do think they're heading in the right direction. The reverse panda dial design is excellent and really well balanced in my opinion. It would have been perfect at 38 or 40 mm. But at that size and at $2,195 retail... I just don't know.

    Thoughts?

    http://wornandwound.com/hamilton-basel-preview-2017-brand-revives-icon/

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  2. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 11, 2017

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    So close... but yet so far.
     
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  3. sgtpry

    sgtpry Jan 11, 2017

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    38MM would be perfect, 40MM a little bit too big

    42MM? Pass...
     
  4. Kmart

    Kmart Jan 11, 2017

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    It's a shame. This would have been an instant buy at 38 mm for sure.

    On a related note, if anyone has a vintage Chrono-matic they want to sell (or knows of one), let me know... ;)
     
  5. C4L18R3

    C4L18R3 Jan 12, 2017

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    Yup that's a shame.... it would've been perfect at anywhere between 38-40mm if you ask me. D*mn.
     
  6. WatchMeWin

    WatchMeWin Jan 18, 2017

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    And why are the sub registers so oversized? The amazing thing that made the Chrono-Matic so popular was the perfect balance and symmetry within the dial. On the new one the sub registers dominate the dial too much......
     
  7. Myron

    Myron Jan 20, 2017

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    I think the design is perfect. 42 mm is the upper bound of what most people consider conventionally-sized cases. I can't wait to see this watch in person, since there are always those intangible factors that ultimately determine how the watch wears. But personally I'm excited about this watch, especially after the epic fail that was the Pilot Pioneer Auto Chrono. Finally Hamilton got everything right on a re-issue.
     
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  8. Kmart

    Kmart Jan 20, 2017

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    I actually really the design, if that wasn't clear from my original post! The dial is excellent, even if the subdials are a little large. Everything from the Tachymeter to the date is really well executed. I just don't think they got everything right -- my gut reaction is that 42 mm is still a little bit too large.

    However, like you said, I'll reserve further judgement until I see it on the wrist.
     
  9. Freshprince357

    Freshprince357 Feb 15, 2017

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    40 would def look better
     
  10. Mark5

    Mark5 Feb 16, 2017

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    As everyone :
    38 would have been an instant buy
    40, well, let me think... Hmmm... why not...
    42 : No way.

    They did almost the same with the Pan Europ.
    I received the LE as a gift from my wife and I wear it from time to time because of this. But my heart belongs to the 70's one.
     
  11. T<25

    T<25 Feb 26, 2017

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    The crown on the 42mm also looked over the top...
     
  12. ncstate1201

    ncstate1201 Mar 4, 2017

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    Yeah I would have voted for 40, and I think that is kind of the average size that would attract the most buyers, I think you would love some on either side of it
     
  13. statsman

    statsman Mar 17, 2017

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  14. semper_shells

    semper_shells Mar 17, 2017

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  15. Kmart

    Kmart Mar 17, 2017

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    That last one is so nice but it's sold. :(

    The other panda is cool too! Not sure if it's worth $3,200 however...
     
  16. Sculler22

    Sculler22 Mar 18, 2017

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    Add me to the 40 mm. preference crowd.
     
  17. Jhh834

    Jhh834 Really, I only owned it for 2 weeks! Mar 18, 2017

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    They definitely made it too big.
     
  18. Myron

    Myron Mar 24, 2017

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    This watch appeared on Hamilton's website just tonight, and the specs listed describe the watch as being 14.6 mm tall. To me, this is a very reasonable height for a 42 mm wide case. I think this watch will wear very nicely, but to each his own. I suspect it will wear very similarly to the Zenith CP-2 re-issue from this last fall, which is 43 x 13.

    Only 200 of these are coming to the US, so I'm actually glad there are so many people who are turned off by the 42mm case size (no offense meant to the folks who simply prefer a smaller case; I'm referring here to people who think 42 mm is just plain wrong on principle). It will mean better chances for those of us who actually like this case size and think that Hamilton did a great job with this piece.

    Myron
     
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  19. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Apr 5, 2017

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    I really diggin the design, but I am also nut sure about the size. In my opinion the way Omega goes with the size of the '57 Speedy is the better approach!
    I hope I get the chance to test and see the Hamilton on my wrist soon.

    Nico
     
  20. watchdaddy1

    watchdaddy1 Apr 22, 2017 9:46pm

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    I put down a deposit for the Intra-Matic 68 LE......

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