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Brand Spotlight: Hamilton

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 Khaki Field Chrono
Hamilton Khaki Field Chrono

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.

About The Author: Scott Meller

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Scott joined Feldmar Watch Company, Inc. under the tutelage of his father, Sol. As a fourth generation family member, Scott’s forward-thinking business acumen has placed Feldmar on the cutting edge of the luxury timepiece market. Scott’s favorite part about working at Feldmar is being a part of his family’s multi-generational business and having worked alongside his father. His accomplishments are many, including the expansion and remodel of the Feldmar flagship store, as well as a second location inside The Beverly Hilton.

Since attending Santa Monica College, Scott has become an expert in the technical aspects of the timepieces sold at Feldmar. Each year, he travels to Switzerland—the watchmaking capital of the world—to attend the Baselword Watch & Jewelry Fair and build upon his extensive knowledge of this quickly-evolving industry.

Scott is very proud of the way Feldmar customers are put first: “We regularly go out of our way to meet the needs of our clients. A client once purchased a rather significant watch as a birthday gift for his brother who lived in New York. Our client asked how we were going to deliver the gift and we responded with the typical answer, we would ship it by FedEx. After we answered his question, we could tell that he wanted a more personalized experience for the delivery and offered to have it hand-delivered by one of our associates. He lit up at the thought, and so off went one of our associates to New York City for the day to hand-deliver the gift.”

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