A 1990s Hamilton Khaki Sub 660ft ref. 9745 B on its original bracelet. Slightly faded bezel but in good working condition. Powered by an ETA quartz movement and measures 38 mm in diameter with a 20 mm lug width. Hamilton-signed clasp features a diver's extension. A sturdy and reliable vintage Hamilton diver with a Swiss quartz movement. We offer a flat rate for shipping on every order and 30-day free returns. We also offer a 2-month mechanical warranty for every purchase. All prices are in CAD.
Hamilton Khaki History
Prior to WWII, Hamilton had already gained quite the reputation...for producing 'movie' watches. Hamilton with its mass-production capabilities was tapped to produce timepieces for the US military during the war, beginning in 1942 to focus exclusively on military watches - putting a pause on consumer watches. This would have been the 'birth' of the Hamilton Khaki Field watches. Their field watches for the US military, early 'Hamilton Khaki Fields' if you will, used the Cal. 987A. The 1960s saw the issue of the other Hamilton Khaki Field watches like the GG-W-113 issued to the US military. The first Khaki submersible watch goes back to the early 1950s with the Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman.
Hamilton was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. And while it is part of the Swatch Group today, and often 'appears' Swiss, it is actually American through and through! Hamilton watches were frequently used on the US railroads in the early 20th century, and the company also supplied watches to the US military during WWI. Hamilton is famous for being the brand of choice for the timepiece of the first US Airmail flight from Washington D.C. to New York City. Regarding its aforementioned movie history, Hamilton was known and continues to be for known for appearing in tons of movies! Most recently there is the Men in Black series featuring Will Smith, In the early 20th century Hamiltons were featured in 1932's Shanghai Express, and 1951's The Frogmen.
Hamilton was known for producing watches throughout WWI and WWII as we mentioned, with the early 'Khaki Field' watches being used by the US military. In 1969 Hamilton as part of the group that worked on their own automatic chonograph movement. The following year they released the famous Hamilton Pulsar which became the 'Pulsar by Seiko' brand when Seiko acquired it later on. This was the first LED watch ever! Today Hamilton continues producing watches, albeit under the Swatch Group, with a variety of all kinds of Hamilton Khakis.