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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...
     
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  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... ;)
     
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  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 12:46am

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