The Hamilton Khaki Automatic Frogman H77746333 Mens Watch stands out not only with its heavy build quality but also due to its superb attention to details but above all, it’s the top-whack chronograph that steals the show!
The Hamilton Khaki Automatic Frogman H77746333 Mens Watch gets its name from the World War II, US naval unit (Frogmen) whose primary job was to prepare safe landings for troops and supplies at sensitive zones and takes you back to those days with its vintage, military appeal and retro touches all over. Complete with canteen-styled screw-down crown protectors, this is the watch you can actually take to the bottom of the sea.
The Hamilton Khaki Automatic Frogman H77746333 Mens Watch is influenced by the Khaki Frogman Auto Chronowatch and merges style seamlessly with functionality and in the process, makes both of them prominent instead of so many others that water down one feature in favour of the other.
A surprising aspect of the Hamilton Khaki Automatic Frogman H77746333 Mens Watch is the Swiss automatic movement inside has been specially positioned; it rests at an inclined angle and got two pushers integrated into a single hole. The crown protectors are not the usual kind you see in other watches; they are Hamilton’s unique way of ensuring the water resistance to make the watch completely fail safe. The sturdy cross protection at the rear is a reminiscent of vintage diving suits.
The grade 5 titanium build of the Khaki Frogman Auto Chrono makes it 30% stronger than an equal volume of steel and cuts down the weight to half. It is also more resistant to corrosion, which is a must if you are spending more time amidst salt water. The high-tech look comes from the sand-blasted finish and the magnifying windows, which indicate the brand’s long diving tradition.
The Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Automatic Frogman H77746333 Mens Watch nests a 7750 Valjoux self-winding chronograph movement inside, which is also the most preferred mechanical chronograph movement today. It uses a three-plane (mainplate, calendar plate, and chronograph top plate) cam system which replaces the column wheel. The stopwatch (chronograph) uses a coulisse-lever escapement and is activated and deactivated with levers that push a cam (a rotating disk shaped to convert circular motion into linear) back and forth, putting into use the 12-hour and 30-minute chronograph functions. The hours, minutes and the centre 60-seconds hand operate separately.
The Hamilton Khaki Automatic Frogman H77746333 Mens Watch is also one of the few to feature a domed sapphire crystal and the cross-shaped structure on the case back acts as a reinforcement, which increases the durability of the watch. Even the window borders are made from solid titanium, which is definitely a notch above from other so called titanium watches that just stop at the case.
So, is the Hamilton Thin-O-Matic H77746333 Mens Watch meant for you? Definitely, if adventure — be it of any kind, even water-related (for you can take it down to under 500 feet) — is a part of your life! If not, then you’ll be wearing just a piece of history.