The Hamilton Intra-Matic Silver Dial is generally not your go-to everyday watch. Rather, it’s a classic timepiece that’s got a Bauhaus (less is more) design to it. In my view, it makes a nice dress watch for those that love clean, classic elements.
The first thing that gets your attention is the elegance, toughness, and clarity of the sapphire crystal over the dial. This is a display that provides the convenience of excellent scratch resistance and an anti-glare view.
Another thing that adds to the uniqueness of this watch is the lack of a second hand. In my view, this is one of the features that make this watch stand out, though it might be a little inconvenient for those that want to read the time to the second. The simplicity of this timepiece becomes even more evident in its basic hand and stick hour markers. It creates a user-friendly display that’s much easier to read. With a date function window located at the six o’clock position, checking the date requires just a simple glance.
As pointed out earlier, the 38mm diameter stainless steel case is an average size - which earns it a spot in the world of true dress watches. It provides for a lighter wear and looks just right, even on those with slender wrists.
The Hamilton Intra-Matic ditches the metallic bracelet for a genuine diamond calf-leather strap designed to last. This 7.5-inch strap allows for some adjustment to fit those with a wrist size of up to 7 inches. In short, it fits anyone, unless you have a pretty large wrist. We also can't forget the textured look on the dial surface for some extra elegance.
The construction and finish of the Hamilton Intra-Matic don’t disappoint, and it’s evident from the first time you lay your eyes on it. It’s a flawless, retro-style, classic watch and shows great attention to detail. This is a watch that combines Swiss technology and American quality to deliver a timepiece that has few imperfections.
Personally, I believe the price of this watch is quite reasonable. Especially when considering you will typically get an ETA 2824-2 movement for a watch in this price range. However, the Hamilton Intra-Matic gives you something special: an advanced ETA 2892-A2 movement normally found in more expensive watches. It’s no wonder that some may consider this watch as underpriced.
This is another quality watch for those that desire a larger case diameter (42mm) that’s got a golden glow to it. But remember that you’ll pay slightly more for the size and aesthetics.
Featuring a slightly lower price tag, the Tissot Powermatic 80 is an ideal option for those that want to add a little more luxury to their casual wear. This watch gives something extra: a second hand and a larger case diameter (41mm). It’s available at a price that's quite a bit lower compared to that of our Hamilton Intra-Matic (H38455751).
To the untrained eye, this watch looks like a duplicate of the Hamilton Intra-Matic (H38455751) reviewed above. However, it packs more in terms of weight and case diameter. The 42mm case makes it a nice option for those that want a slightly larger classic watch. This timepiece is designed to be glossier, something that makes it perfect for showing off. It’s available at a price that's slightly higher than that of Hamilton Intra-Matic Silver Dial.
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