Yep, its another one of those threads...
I have been wanting a Hamilton for quite a while. I recently received an Amazon gift card, so it looks like it is time to pull the trigger. I have narrowed it down to four choices. I took a serious look at my existing collection and realized some things. First, I have a lot of black faced watches. Not a bad thing, but, for variety, I think I would like to go with a lighter faced dial. Second, I am a graduate student (rebooting my career- I'm 38, and sold a company a few years back), so my style of dress is rather informal. Jeans, khakis, buttondowns, T-shirts- that kind of thing. So, I don't want something that is too dressy. Wrist = 7 1/4 inches.
Here are the choices, and my thoughts each:
Pros: Love the look. Very different than anything I have now.
Cons: 31mm case (too small?), Black dial, Too far out there for normal wear? Quartz (ho-hum)
Jazzmaster Viewmatic 40mm
Pros: Nice size, automatic
Cons: Too dressy? Somewhat boring?
Timeless Classic 42 mm
Pros: More casual look. Cool retro vibe, auto, decent size
Cons: No see through caseback, still a little bland (but might look better in person)
Pros: I have seen one in person and the case simply shines, auto, again, nice retro vibe
Cons: Too big?, Too dressy?
All of these watches are within about $100 bucks of each other, so pricing is not a factor.
Looking forward to the responses! Owners, if you have pictures (wrist shots would be great!), I would love to see them.
Thanks for the help guys. Can't wait to join the Hammy club!