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    Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    Hey guys,

    I posted this in the Hamilton forum as well but I thought I'd get more responses here. I wanted to see what you guys thought of the Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono and if it was worth the $2000 price tag.

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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    I think it's a really great watch with a cool, unique design. I'd say it's worth it. Though, for my money, I went with the Hamilton Pan Europ, a retro design/modern reissue with the "in-house" H31 movement. The H31/H21 movement also features in the Pilot Auto Chrono, which is a lovely, if less distinctive watch.
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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    Leaves me a bit flat. Don't get the Railroad connection, looks just like a chrono to me. Worlds ugliest "Cyclops", why pie shaped and the date isn't even at the big end. The big crown and large pushers(dirt magnets) make the watch a tad lopsided in my book.
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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    Sorry but as we say in the U.K. 'It's not my cup of tea' Having said that though I would fork out $2,000 for one as I reckon it's good VFM.

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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    Nice watch but for $2K price tag, there are many other choices over this one. X-Mach, Xwind, Jazzmaster & all the pilot chronos, etc... I don't think this particular brand is a popular one on this forum at least, I think X-Wind was very popular. Longines & Oris also offer some automatic chronos at similar prices I think. I wouldn't get this one.

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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    $2,000 no, but the typical $1300 you can get them for grey market? Probably worth it. You already like the aesthetics so that doesn't really factor in. Hamilton makes a nice watch, I wouldn't have an issue dishing $1000 - $1500 if I fell in love with one. I have a X-Wind Chrono that is a really nice watch, but I got it grey market for $599, it's NOS of the Valjoux 7750 movement. It's definitely well worth that price.

    For $2,000 I would be wearing a Sinn U1 or Longines LD.
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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    You can do much better in your price range. Just shop around.
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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    Quote Originally Posted by nakedjohnny View Post
    Nice watch but for $2K price tag, there are many other choices over this one. X-Mach, Xwind, Jazzmaster & all the pilot chronos, etc... I don't think this particular brand is a popular one on this forum at least, I think X-Wind was very popular. Longines & Oris also offer some automatic chronos at similar prices I think. I wouldn't get this one.
    Hamilton gets a lot of love on the forums. Hell, I have four. 2,000 may be a lot for the Railroad, but like others have said, gray market they can be a great value. The Railroad offers a unique look that most others, even Hamiltons, don't have. Now, it wouldn't be my choice (I voted with my dollars and bought a Pan Europ), but that doesn't mean I think it's a bad one.
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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    I think it's a really great watch with a cool, unique design. I'd say it's worth it. Though, for my money, I went with the Hamilton Pan Europ, a retro design/modern reissue with the "in-house" H31 movement. The H31/H21 movement also features in the Pilot Auto Chrono, which is a lovely, if less distinctive watch.
    While I'm not sure how 'in-house' it really is (this is basically a 7750 with a better power reserve isn't it?), if I were going to go for a chronograph that did not have a true 'in-house' movement, the Hamilton Pan Europ would be my choice. It has a great vintage look, it is based on a vintage chronograph, it has a ton for wrist presence, and the price is really pretty reasonable for the level of finishing, especially 45mm chronograph.
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    Re: Hamilton Railroad Auto Chrono (H40616535)

    We always need pics...(not mine)
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