Thread: Need info/thoughts on Hamilton Dive Watches

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    413

    Need info/thoughts on Hamilton Dive Watches

    I've gotten into a rather expensive dive watch kick. Recently bought a Seiko dive watch in addition to the Tag I already own. My Visa gift cards I received for Christmas are burning a hole in my wallet so I was looking last night at some other watches.

    In looking for a Tissot SeaStar, I found a pair of really nice Hamilton's. The Seaview Day/Date and the Khaki King Scuba - both on bracelets and automatics.

    Name:  Hamilton Seaview.jpg
Views: 8637
Size:  166.2 KBName:  Hamilton Khaki King Scuba.jpg
Views: 3777
Size:  15.0 KB

    I'm curious for your more expert or owner opinions on these watches. I did a search here on WUS, but didn't see any head to head comps of both.

    For info - I'm the epitome of a desk diver - I like the rugged but refined look some dive watches have, and I may get it wet here and there but no diving or snorkeling. Most of the time when I'm in the water I wear a 200M Casio so I don't have to worry about what happens.

    Any help or thoughts are well appreciated in advance.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    55

    Re: Need info/thoughts on Hamilton Dive Watches

    Not certain if you have seen the Hamilton SeaView or not but You can also get a 7753 movement & bracelet for under $800...for a short time only (from Ashford). I just got mine with a rubber strap. Check my other threads for pics.

    Hamilton H37616131 Watch | Ashford.com
    The 3 C's of life: choices, chances, change. You have to make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change!
    If you don't make a choice, the choice makes you...

  3. #3
    Member Cypher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Bucharest,Romania
    Posts
    677
    They are not divers:) but nice watches. If you want a diver go for belowzero

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk



    Desk Diver

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    413

    Re: Need info/thoughts on Hamilton Dive Watches

    Yeah I guess I should have wrote Diver-styled watches. I was looking to see if anyone on this forum owns one or has handled one or both. But we are in argeement - these are very nice (looking) watches as I can see it.

    ndabunka - thanks but I have smaller wrists and I'm afraid 44mm is on the high side for me. 42mm is about my max, although I own a 43mm which I can pull off.

  5. #5
    Member Cypher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Bucharest,Romania
    Posts
    677

    Re: Need info/thoughts on Hamilton Dive Watches

    I still think that the Hamilton Belowzero 42mm 200m is the nicest diver. It has 2824-2 if i'm not wrong,see through caseback,exterior bezel and the bigger brother is the real diver Belowzero 1000m with helium valve.



    Desk Diver

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    87

    Re: Need info/thoughts on Hamilton Dive Watches





    my diver :)

  7. #7
    Member Cypher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Bucharest,Romania
    Posts
    677
    That's not a diver :))

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk



    Desk Diver

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    617

    Re: Need info/thoughts on Hamilton Dive Watches

    First we'd have to define "diver" - strictly by bezel? Water resistance?

    The Traveler 2 would meet the requirements, has the bezel though it's internal & WR of 200m

    Anyway the Seaview does not have a screw down crown IMHO that means they may say 100m but I wouldn't trust it. The King Scuba does have a screw down crown & 100m rating - that would work for the level of WR you mention (casual)

  9. #9
    Member Cypher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Bucharest,Romania
    Posts
    677
    To be a diver needs to have a ISO certificate like seiko monster for example,screwed crowns,solid caseback etc.
    Our navys are not divers, they have only a higher wr. You can find wr explications on wikipedia.

    Here is the explications for normal 200m Water Resistant 200.m :Suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports.NOT suitable for diving.

    So they are not divers not even dive style watches,are more military. At least my version of navy gmt.
    Now i.hope you understand.


    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
    Last edited by Cypher; January 1st, 2012 at 15:41.



    Desk Diver

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    87

    Re: Need info/thoughts on Hamilton Dive Watches

    yes i read the explanation on wiki in difference between 200m and 200m certified...but i dont really give much value to it. i have done scuba diving with my watch and it didnt give any problem.

    the large face really helped me see the elapsed time clearly and the screwed down time bezel was much more reliable as adjusting your suit for buoyancy can cause accidental rotation of even uni-directional bezels.

    now its not like more conventional dive watches and i ll agree these navy gmt's have a more military look.
    Last edited by Nocturnal310; January 1st, 2012 at 22:46.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •