Monday, December 21, 2009

N. Hoolywood X Hamilton Military watch

The Japanese label N. Hoolywood has collaborated with Hamilton to produce the Khaki Field Mechanical N. Hoolywood Special watch. This watch was produced for N. Hoolywood 2009 Spring/ Summer Collection. I suspect the watches are long sold out, but you never know. The watch retails for about USD 1,060. It was sold via the Mister Hollywood store in Japan. I believe the watch is a limited run of 500 pieces and it is serialised.

So why am I writing about this watch? Well there are some interesting aspect of the watch that I like. The watch itself is cased in a black stainless steel case, PVD I suspect. It comes with a black and white dial and comes with a black nylon strap. This is where it gets interesting. If you look at the photographs of the watch (above), you will notice that the second hand balance has the old Hamilton 'H' logo. I don't think that this is used in the standard Khaki Field Mechanical watches offered by Hamilton. I wish it will be introduced sometime in the future.

The other things are the blackened 12 Hour numeral hour index markings and the strap. The strap is based on the NATO design but different in that the spring bars are held to the one piece strap by two loops. The two loops are attached to the one piece nylon strap. So it is unlike the usual NATO strap that loops through the top spring bar, behind the watch and loop again over the bottom spring bar. This can be seen in the photographs below.

The basic specification of this watch:

Movement: ETA 2804 and winding movement
Function: hours, minutes, seconds and date
Crystal: sapphire
Water resistant: 10 ATM

Photographs: arknets

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