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Theduke.williams

Long story short, I sent my Brother a Hamilton Khaki watch for christmas, and it was believed lost. I promptly ordered a replacement, and you've guessed it, he now has two 44mm Hamilton Khaki Field Officer watches.

No problem says I,  I'll have one back, that way we can have matching watches, but they're not quite identical. The differences are subtle, but also quite striking.

What one do you prefer, and why?

 

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zulu44gmt

The one on the left. Bold 12 and 6. The one on the right reminds of my 115$ seiko...so I may have to now try a pilot strap on it.

 

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funnystarsystem

I vote left too. I like the inner ring, the red tipped second hand and the rivets.

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Jasonbaylee

I like the simple layout on the right of your pic.
At least the Nos indexes ain’t shouting out loud.

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BravoDelta

✔ One on the right for me. I like the smaller numbers, arrow head second hand and larger more legible text. Looks better to me :thumbsup2:

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Adit
2 hours ago, Jasonbaylee said:

I like the simple layout on the right of your pic.
At least the Nos indexes ain’t shouting out loud.

 

1 hour ago, BravoDelta said:

✔ One on the right for me. I like the smaller numbers, arrow head second hand and larger more legible text. Looks better to me :thumbsup2:

Agreed!

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Thommo82

The model on the right for me. Less busy dial, better balanced. 
Swap the straps though

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TheGingerFerret

Right watch, left strap.

The left watch is a bit too busy and squished-in to my eyes.

I do like the red tipped seconds hand on the left watch too.

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Dafydd57

Having both watches in my possession, each has it's own qualities, so I'm hard pressed to pick one. Maybe I'll keep both which will resolve the dilemma, Just joking. Will let you know soon brother....

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tribefan
2 hours ago, TheGingerFerret said:

Right watch, left strap.

The left watch is a bit too busy and squished-in to my eyes.

I do like the red tipped seconds hand on the left watch too.

We'd have this sorted quickly. I like the one on the left with the brown strap. :)

 

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Theduke.williams

When comparing watches you need to ignore the straps - they're easily swapped out for something else (I have friends who won't wear their watches unless they're fitted with a nato strap - anyone who goes swimming, snorkelling or even diving will be able to tell you why!)

So far the votes are ;-

3 for the left           5 for the right

 

 

The one on the left came from no other than Robroy - an absolute bargain, from a real gentleman on this site. 

The one on the right came from Citywatches.ca, and was intended as replacement wnen the first watch was believed lost.

Either way, my Brother in Canada has ownership of both watches, and as both were intended as gifts, it is he  who has the final say on which watch he retains.

I now have the perfect excuse to book a flight later this year, and go out to visit him, and reclaim my Hamilton Khaki (whichever one it may be).

 

Choose wisely Brother :thumbsup:

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Theduke.williams
On 15/02/2020 at 04:53, zulu44gmt said:

The one on the left. Bold 12 and 6. The one on the right reminds of my 115$ seiko...so I may have to now try a pilot strap on it.

 

Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk

 

 

 

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A riveted pilot leather strap could be quite a nice upgrade! (personally I prefer bracelets, but that's me!)

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KarmaToBurn

I prefer the one on the right. I like the larger hands on it and prefer the dial without the outline around the 24-hour track.

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