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While Hamilton fans like Hamilton styles, I have been pondering if there is another company out there in the world of horology that reminds me of our beloved Hamilton brand.

I would venture an opinion that brand-mate Tissot has some similarities. Any others you could think of in the mid-priced range?
 

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No, but I think Bulova had one heck of a chance to be our Brand of choice. Bulova had a great American run through the years. Being first in many fields (first clock radio, the first watch to keep time through electronics, the Accutron Tuning-fork watch becomes the first wristwatch certified for use by railroad personnel). The contributions that it made to the space program dwarfs any other. AND THEN SOME OF THE MODELS:001_tt1::001_tt1: The fancy lugs, the stepped cases, the Astronaut, the Spacematic and the Snorkel...They were the first American watch company to spend over $1 million in advertisng...."America runs on Bulova time". It's really sad that they didn't play more to their "roots"...This Forum could have been called something different.:sad::sad:
 

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I think some of the Victorinox/Swiss Army offerings are similar to the Hamilton Khaki styles, such as my Officers 1884.
 

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I think some of the Victorinox/Swiss Army offerings are similar to the Hamilton Khaki styles, such as my Officers 1884.
I was also going to suggest that the Swiss Army watches are similar to the Khaki line. Of course, the Victorinox name does not have the same tradition in watches that Hamilton has.
 

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w/ the vintatge watches, Hamilton and Bulova seem linked to me. I would give Hammy the edge, but Bulova made some very nice watches.

Here is a 20's era Bulova and a 20's era Hamilton from my collection:

 

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scottw44 that is a wonderful example of a 20's Bulova..You have to love that scrolling on the case!
 

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scottw44 that is a wonderful example of a 20's Bulova..You have to love that scrolling on the case!
thanx. My Dad was a real estate broker and he was talking about me with the seller of a house. I would help my Dad do open houses. The Bulova came from one of my Dad's customers.

After the house sold, I was gifted this wonderful specimen of a Bulova. I am lucky to have it and it really is quite special, and a good friend to my Hamilton Square:thumbup:

I like when there is work on the case in my vintages.
 

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thanx. My Dad was a real estate broker and he was talking about me with the seller of a house. I would help my Dad do open houses. The Bulova came from one of my Dad's customers.

After the house sold, I was gifted this wonderful specimen of a Bulova. I am lucky to have it and it really is quite special, and a good friend to my Hamilton Square:thumbup:

I like when there is work on the case in my vintages.
That kind of detail is missing or is not in vogue now, but it sure adds to its appeal.
 

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Definitely Bulova. I am growing more fond of that brand as time goes by. I have several vintage models and for some reason they are all terrific timekeepers despite being last serviced who knows when. Some of their early Accutrons and mechanicals were just as "far out" as Hamilton's asymmetrics.
 

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Definitely Bulova. I am growing more fond of that brand as time goes by. I have several vintage models and for some reason they are all terrific timekeepers despite being last serviced who knows when. Some of their early Accutrons and mechanicals were just as "far out" as Hamilton's asymmetrics.
I agree with you BlueHawaii, Foghorns Bulovas are outstanding, as well as their vintage stuff. I have 3 Bulova pieces that I am wild over...I'll post them later tonite.
 
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