In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Hamilton, our November Brand of the Month was founded in 1892. The brand began producing pocket watches that helped prevent accidents on railways throughout the nation. As the company grew, they began manufacturing wristwatches that served the flying community. Many flying “firsts” were completed with the help of the Hamilton watches, which are still recognized for being extremely reliable and precise.
Hamilton is known as the “movie brand,” and has kept a close association with Hollywood throughout its history. In 1951, Hamilton watches appeared in the movie, The Frogmen, and since then, the brand has been featured in over 450 films including Blue Hawaii, Interstellar and The Martian. Recently, Hamilton’s Khaki Field Auto Chrono appeared in Amazon Prime Video’s highly anticipated series, Jack Ryan (our guest blogger, Keith Strandberg, shares more details here). In 2006, Hamilton began hosting the Behind the Camera Awards that honors the off-screen talent who work behind the scenes.
Hamilton is a member of the Swatch group and currently manufactures out of Biel, Switzerland, producing timepieces for land, sky and sea. Seven collections make up the brand: American Classic, Jazzmaster, Khaki Field, Ventura, Broadway, Khaki Aviation and Khaki Navy.
Feldmar is proud to carry Hamilton watches in our showroom and online. Browse the collections here.