Greetings. I am not an avid collector, but I adore my Omega 2254.50. My wish list includes a Speedy(preferably an older one) but not in the cards yet. In the meantime, I am interested in a nice Hamilton Mechanical IE: Jazzmaster collection.
I know that Hamilton uses ETA and is owned by Swatch just like Omega. My trepidation is that both of my sons own Hamiltons. One owns a Jazzmaster mechanical that 1 month out of warranty it had to be overhauled because it died. My other son has a mechanical chrono whose crown cannot screw into the case due to the threads being recessed too far. I do not have models of these pieces so I know a lot cannot be gleaned from my information.
As far as I see it my experience with Hamilton is 100% failure. I do love some of their styles and they are a great deal for the watch you get presuming it is reliable.
What are your experiences with this brand?