[ハミルトン]HAMILTON 腕時計 Jazzmaster Seaview Day Date(ジャズマスター シービュー デイデイト) H37551141 メンズ 【正規輸入品】
- This is by far the best finished and dressiest diver watch I've ever seen. The fit and finish is absolutely spellbinding and I'm shocked this watch costs less than $1000. It's as well finished as my Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra, I kid you not. I can tell this because of the interlacing between the really fine brushed and polished surfaces of the watch case and bracelet. This type of finishing is very difficult to do. So hats off to Hamilton for making such a well finished watch!
- The butterfly clasp is superb and really makes it a 100 times more dressy than if it would have used a standard 2-part bracelet clasp. It's also really well finished with a mirror polish and engraved Hamilton logo. Reminds me again, of my Omega Aqua Terra bracelet (although that one isn't a butterfly clasp).
- The bracelet has a really interesting feel to it. It doesn't feel solid or heavy; it's really thin and has a refined feel to it.
- I love the sunburst navy blue dial, it looks amazing and really shines in different shades of blue in cloudy weather or sunlight
- The applied markers are amazing too and shimmer in silver colour in the light
- The seconds hand EXACTLY hits the minute markers. It's more exact than my other quartz watches. Actually I think it's slightly more exact even than my Casio Oceanus but not by much
- I love the design on the caseback, and in fact the round shape of the caseback which makes it really comfortable to wear; I also love how thin it is (it's my thinnest divers' watch)
- I love the fact that its quartz and has day-date, so I would rarely have to set the day or date and it will accurately tell me it every day
- I love the fact that it has numbers demarcating every 5 minutes. It's a tiny detail but it's actually kind of useful.
- I'm a huge fan of the size. 42 mm dial and 22 mm bracelet, which is perfect size for my 7.5 inch wrist.
- Day and date changes precisely at 12 midnight
- Day comes in English and also French
Ok, and the cons:
- Although it is rugged enough to use wherever and whenever, the excessive polished surfaces lead to easy scratches and the bracelet is a bit delicate, so like my Omega, this is slightly too delicate to use for sporty events. It's a workplace or special occassion type dressy watch. However scratches aren't a huge issue as I can refinish the polished section simply with Cape Cod polishing cloth.
- The bracelet is pin and collars (took me a while to adjust, but whatever) and there isn't any fine-adjust except for 2 half-links. It was ok though as it fit me pretty well.
- The bezel is not made of ceramic so it can get scratched, and also it's the absolute worst bezel I've ever used on a divers' watch. It's super hard to turn around, but you can turn it if u try hard (I think its 60 click). It's bad because of how thin the bezel is, requiring you to hold on to it really tightly just to turn it. Not very practical at all. Doable though, but with some effort.
- Lume is just so-so for a divers' style watch, but not a big deal
- At only 100m water resistance, this doesn't count as a real divers' watch (which would require at least 200m) but is styled like one. In addition, the crown is push-pull and not screw-down (although the caseback is screw-down). This means you can't dive with it at all, and I would hesitate swimming with it too (although it shouldn't be too bad if it's 100m water resistant). I have yet to test it in water but I have confirmed with Hamilton and the seller that it is indeed tested to be water-resistant to 100m, so the other reviews for this watch that say how it's not water resistant I take with a grain of salt (perhaps the seals in their watches wore down over time, or something happened with the crown).
Overall however, I think the pros vastly outweigh the cons and I absolutely love this watch. It is finished and designed at a level of watches that cost at least 3 times more. Highly recommend if you want a watch as well finished as an Omega but without paying as much for one. Hamilton is an established brand with a lot of history (and a lot of their watches appear in movies).
But it does meet expectations, very stylish.
The reason I don't give it 5 stars is the crystal is highly reflective, for the price I think it should be non reflective coated.
* the blue color shown doesn't match the reality whareas (in my opinion) the real blue looks much better. The blue is a bit darker and more grey, so more like a Navy blue. The dial has some "glamor".
* The glass is a slightly domed scratch resistant sapphire crystal which is single side coated (inside). Within the price range of this watch - a must have. Note: double sided coating reduces the reflection, this is true. The issue could be the coating as such is not as scratch resistant as the crystal, so it may be you will experience some slight (undefined) scratching on the crystal after some months of use (and wonder where it comes from). You could compare this effect from (coated) glasses or the front lens of your camera lens (or the screwed UV protection glass).
* The crown doesn't screw in - imho, this is a bit of a disadvantage.
* Case and bracelet are all solid and really well manufactured. The links of the bracelet connecting the case are solid as well but one of the two links is a little bit loose (really just a little bit) so it doesn't fit 100%. The clasp (butterfly type) is of a good quality and doesn't open if you don't want. The springs inside for the pushers are very strong - this is indeed good news.
* The bezel turns to the left only - the way it should be. The mechanical quality (turning and latching) is very good / very solid (and certainly not cheaply made).
* One more thing which could be better: The second hand doesn't match the indicators 100%. A bit of a tolerance should be given (e.g. 1/10 of a second in the one or the the other direction) but with my model this is a bit too much which needs to be adjusted next time a service / battery change is needed. It just looks incorrect. Btw. nothing you can check if you (need to) buy online.
* The lid is screwed (6 small screws). If you have a really good screwdriver you could exchange the battery on your own (but really just do it with a really good screwdriver your watchmaker normally uses). Overall, this is good for water resistance up to 10 bar (100m, 330ft) which should protect everything inside the watch from water (swimming is ok but don't dive with the watch, the design is not made for diving anyway, regardless the look).
* Techincally the watch is absolutely fine. Inside works an ETA 955.122 which is a really good movement and within the entire ETA collection one of the upper range quartz movements. 7 Jewels support the mechanical moves. Date/Day indication changes within 1 minute after midnight, a very good value. Day indication comes with two languages (English plus a regional language, e.g. mine is Italian as the watch was bought online from a shop in Napoli :-), as far as I know French is the "standard/international local" language and btw: Japanese just looks cool). The date change back to English needs some 4 hours which is normal. Don't worry if you would experience one of the local languages during normal daylight hours - this can be adjusted with the crown.
* The timekeeping is very accurate. My watch loses a bit more than a second per month (!) although the movement is not temperature compensated. This is a very good rate for a quartz watch with standard technology.
Resume: Overall, a solid Swiss Made wrist watch with some unnecessary negligence. This negligence may vary from model to model (so it could be you do not experience them). If you do not experience those flaws then it is certainly a 5-star product. Other than that, a watch with a classic outfit, optically it looks smaller than you would expect from 42mm diameter (without crown), incl. a real nice blue dial good for every day use.
Hope I could help a bit ...
Every month it loses about one to two minutes...
But for the look, it's not a big deal.
Great for work and leisure.
Hamilton brand is superb if you can't quite afford the Tag or Omega...