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This was just released on another site:



"Water resistant to 1,000 meters the Below Zero is equipped with a helium escape-valve. The case, in stainless steel PVD, measures 46mm. It has double sapphire crystals. Dials can be had in black or silver. The strap is black rubber. Movement is the automatic ETA caliber 2824. "



"A chronograph version will also be available with the automatic Valjoux 7750. This model will be water resistant to 200 meters. "
 

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I think I might like it.. for sure I have to see how it loooks on my wrist.. I have a small wrist and I never wore something bigger than a 44mm... We'll see!
 

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Okay, I hate to say this and will take a lot of heat for it, but IMHO it APPEARS TO ME that Hamilton is going the way of, heaven forgive me, Invicta. Overly complicated case designs, dials that are unreadable (although this dial is beautiful), the company name on the watch case, worthless screws on the case, and a 46mm size. It's the end of the world as we know it. :001_tt2:

That being said... :blink:

The watch is actually nice looking and has a machine-like design. :drool:

The close-up shot of the bezel next to the crown looks a bit like gears. It actually looks like a machine to me. The font on the dial is great, real big and bold. One thing though, zero? ZERO?

ZERO???? :confused1:

What the FRAK is that. Design element or no design element, have they been listening to Elton John's "Rocket Man" too long??? "Zero hour, Nine A.M.

This thing looks like one big manly watch. It better have a real thick, kick butt SS bracelet as an option so we can show the Invicta boys that yeah, we too can wear a four pound hunk of stainless steel on our wrists like Space Ghost's power bands too! :thumbup:
 

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I hate to say this and will take a lot of heat for it, but IMHO it APPEARS TO ME that Hamilton is going the way of, heaven forgive me, Invicta. Overly complicated case designs, dials that are unreadable (although this dial is beautiful), the company name on the watch case, worthless screws on the case, and a 46mm size. It's the end of the world as we know it.
MacDaddy - don't worry, you are not alone. Clean, classic, timeless designs USED to be what Hamilton was about. The American Classics line was not only beautiful but it was something that no one else was really offering. The Khaki line was about simple, legible, rugged timepieces inspired by Hamilton's lengthy military heritage. These enormous, complicated, illegible watches are the exact opposite of what a true military timepiece should be. I am VERY disappointed with what I see coming from Hamilton now. :cursing:

IMO the Hamilton line was timeless, but these new models will be out of fashion in a few years and will look silly. What is Hamilton thinking? :confused1:

In television language they seem to have "jumped the shark." I might still buy another Ventura but otherwise the modern brand has lost me as a fan. The good thing is that there are still lots of their vintage pieces out there to collect :thumbup:
 

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In television language they seem to have "jumped the shark." I might still buy another Ventura but otherwise the modern brand has lost me as a fan. The good thing is that there are still lots of their vintage pieces out there to collect
There are still some really beautiful watches in their catalog. Albeit, they're part of the American Classic line and the Khaki line and harken back to an earlier time. Hamilton may haved "jumped the shark" with their newest additions like the weird crown suspension system, the unreadable dials, and these awful "Invicta-looking, over-sized, over-complicated cases. I stopped buying Invictas because they got out of hand and became clown watches to me. So I start replacing Invicta's with Hamilton's only to have Hamilton start down the same stupid path as Invicta. Talk about luck. I hope that Hamilton will still make simpler watches that I have interest in.
 

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There are still some really beautiful watches in their catalog. Albeit, they're part of the American Classic line and the Khaki line and harken back to an earlier time. Hamilton may haved "jumped the shark" with their newest additions like the weird crown suspension system, the unreadable dials, and these awful "Invicta-looking, over-sized, over-complicated cases. I stopped buying Invictas because they got out of hand and became clown watches to me. So I start replacing Invicta's with Hamilton's only to have Hamilton start down the same stupid path as Invicta. Talk about luck. I hope that Hamilton will still make simpler watches that I have interest in.
The American Classic and Khaki lines are pretty much what Hamilton is all about. I don't see them abandoning their core customers. Not everybody will like all of their newer models, but not everybody likes all of the existing models. Our March Madness poll has shown that. The Below Zero has some interesting features and some less interesting. There are a few other Hamiltons I would buy before I bought a Below Zero.
 
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