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    BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    Fasten your seatbelt!
    Hamilton is presenting the new Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    2018 is a big year in aviation for Hamilton as Hamilton celebrates 100 years of timing the skies. With their 2018 Khaki Pilot collection they are bringing together the very best of classic Hamilton aviation look and feel from collections past and adding a modern twist to create pilots’ watches that perfectly represent American spirit and Swiss precision.

    Functionality is guaranteed at Hamilton and the new models have H-40 automatic movements with extended 80-hour power reserves so they’re ready to fly again even after a long weekend of downtime.

    The new sand-colored Super-LumiNova® indexes and numerals glow neon green in the dark and offer enhanced readability to ensure an accurate dial reading even during night flights.

    Authentic aviation look and feel

    With ultra-readable dials, and the day displayed at 12 o’clock, they’re reminiscent of analog cockpit instruments from vintage aircraft while the new color schemes and PVD treatment offer a modern take.

    Dark brown PVD treated stainless steel with a brandy brown leather strap; Steel with a desert brown leather strap and full steel with a metal bracelet are the three versions that make up the collection.

    This new collection also sees the introduction of the next generation of Hamilton leather straps. Inspired by the leather flying jackets worn by top U.S. military pilots, the rugged, lived-in look of the straps is authentic to the look of leather that has spent a life in the cockpit under the stresses, strains and G-force experienced by pilots. With stylish hot stamping on the leather, the desert and brandy brown straps blend perfectly with the brown hues of the cases and dials.

    For Swiss precision, American spirit and an authentic Hamilton aviation look and feel, the new Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date models have everything to offer. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for takeoff!

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    Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto (H64645531, H64645131)

    Case
    42mm stainless steel

    Dial
    Black dial with indexes and numerals with sand-colored Super-LumiNova®

    Hands
    Nickeled hour and minute hands with sand-colored Super-LumiNova®, nickeled seconds hand with sand-colored Super-LumiNova® tip

    Movement
    Automatic H-40 with 80-hour power reserve and day date function

    Bracelet/Strap
    Desert brown leather strap with hot stamping and H buckle or Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp

    Crstal
    Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating

    Water resistance
    10 bar (100 m)
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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    hard pass on the strap
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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    Strap's nothing. I assume any watch at this level is going to call for a new strap unless there's a very good reason to keep the old one...like my Archimede *bronze* Pilot 39 I've been wearing the last couple days.

    Here...the indices are awful, IMO. No flow whatsoever, no balance.

    I am also never going to be a fan of slapping a faux in-house movement designation onto something. I know that's a lost cause, but I'm never gonna like it.
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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    This watch does nothing for me. It feels like they tried a little too hard to do something big.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    Can’t decide if I like this or not

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    I'm not a fan of the aesthetics of this watch, but it makes happy me in that Hamilton is at least finally putting an auto movement in the pilot line that isn't 46mm. The quartz version was 42mm, but they never offered a 42mm Pilot with an automatic movement to my knowledge. Hopefully, they'll eventually offer a 42mm Auto Pilot in the regular line.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    Not real sure about this one, there's a lot going on. I don't know why they felt the need to put the day/date in, and the lume is really weird, but I really like that they're using the old logo. I wish they'd use it more.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    I guess I'm in the minority here but I think the watch looks fantastic. Particularly, the one with red hour numbers seen at Hodinkee.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    The dial looks a little too busy for me and I'm not really sure what they were going for with the color of the indexes and numerals (but it very well could be the lighting of the picture). I'm with the majority on this one.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Day Date

    meh

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