Hamilton Chrono-Matic

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REF 9367
Automatic-winding
38 MM
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SKU AS05011
Article Number 40990261
ref 9367
case size 38 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Old Fashioned Alligator leather strap with steel pin buckle.
material Alligator-Pattern
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing signs of light previous polishing and light wear consistent with age and use. Luminous satin black dial with printed 'Arabic' indices and gold-tone subsidiary register rings is in equally excellent condition with matching white 'kite' handset. Signed crown. Bezel insert shows light wear.
REF 9367
Automatic-winding
38 MM
– Show less
SKU AS05011
Article Number 40990261
ref 9367
case size 38 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Analog:Shift Old Fashioned Alligator leather strap with steel pin buckle.
material Alligator-Pattern
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing signs of light previous polishing and light wear consistent with age and use. Luminous satin black dial with printed 'Arabic' indices and gold-tone subsidiary register rings is in equally excellent condition with matching white 'kite' handset. Signed crown. Bezel insert shows light wear.

Why We Love it

Despite the fact that Hamilton has been a Swiss company for nearly as long as it was an American brand, it still churned out — and continues to churn out — fantastic watches.

Many of these pieces, such as the Khaki Field Mechanical, have only recently hit the market. (Indeed, the past five or 10 years have been some of the brand’s strongest since its big move to Switzerland, in our humble opinion.) However, the 1990s saw Hamilton building some awesome chronographs that have since become classics in their own right.

The 1990s-era Chrono-Matic is one such collection. These automatic chronos, with their Swiss movements and distinctive, triple-register arrangement along the left side of the dial, were some of the more creative uses of the Valjoux 7750. 

Take this particular example: Housed in a 38mm stainless steel case with holey lugs, a domed acrylic crystal, a signed crown, and a black tachymeter bezel, it features a luminous satin black dial with gold-tone subsidiary registers, a matching white ‘kite’ handset, an outer 1/5th-seconds track, and a day-date display. 

Paired to one of our Analog:Shift alligator-pattern leather straps and powered by the famed Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement, this fabulous watch exists somewhere along the continuum of vintage and contemporary chronograph designs.

No matter how you classify it, however, it’s a terrific timepiece that you’ll thoroughly enjoy wearing.

Brand Story

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The Department of Defense first ordered General Issue (GI) watches in 1964, to outfit soldiers in the years leading up to the conflict in Vietnam. Like the 'Dirty Dozen', the GI watches were made to resist exposure in inhospitable environments. Corrosion-resistant steel cases were utilized to protect the movement from debris, moisture, and shock that it would encounter in the jungles of Vietnam or the deserts of the Middle East.

The DoD contracted GI watches from many manufacturers, the most notable among them being Hamilton and Benrus. While other manufacturers cast their cases in plastic or fiberglass, Hamilton--the first manufacturer to receive the contract in 1964--cast theirs in steel throughout the entire 30 years of production. The look of these watches remained more or less the same during this interval, in keeping with the utility of their design and construction.

Their dials were spartan, and featured printed Arabic indices for both 12- and 24-hour graduations with luminous plots at each interval, with matching luminous 'syringe' hands and a 'spear' central seconds hand which was coated with a healthy dollop of Tritium to ensure maximum legibility. The 17-jewel, manual wind movements fitted were equipped with a hacking feature: a mechanism that stops the second hand from moving when setting the time. This enabled soldiers to synchronize their timepieces for maximum accuracy during elite operations and coordinated maneuvers. Despite the compact size of 34mm, these watches were designed to take a beating.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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