Help me choose the right one...

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I'm going to buy a new watch and I'm pretty sure that it will be a mechanical Hamilton. The fact is that there are a lot of them which seems really similar, but I really don't know which is the best, if there's one (maybe it's a personal taste only, but there could be also technical aspects which I ignore!).
I really love the QNE (H76515533), cause the aviation design makes me fall in love.
but it's really out of budget for me.
So I'm searching for a "lower" model with a neat design and a medium-big sized bezel. The hand-winding ones meet my taste. I think that the field mechanical officer (H69619533) is really a beautiful piece:
but I've heard somewhere out there that the mechanical hand-winding system is more fragile than an automatic unit. Maybe someone of you experts can confirm this rumor or not.
Alternatively to this, I would choose automatic versions of king or field, which cost less but are less aviator-style watches. Suggestions about these two watches' series are also welcome.
As said, there are a lot of things depending on personal taste, but I really need some help based on experience or knowledge that I lack!

I apologize for the long digression and for the poor english, there's something to adjust there too :wink:
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Hi albatross_la and welcome to the Hamilton Watch Forum. I don't think you can go wrong with either choice. The officer's watch seems as if it is a popular one on this forum with several members owning one. Both it and the aviator watch are fairly large. . . for Hamilton's.

Let us know what you decide and come back and post some pix. WE LUV pix.
A lot of time has passed since the last time I was here. Finally the watch has arrived (from U.S. to Italy, I mean)! It's simply a beautiful piece: the Khaki King, full SS, 40mm bezel. Just awaiting for the camera batteries to be charged and I'll manage to upload some nice macro shots of it.
Congratulations, albatross. The Khaki King is a nice watch at a nice size. Looking forward to seeing your pix.
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