Have you heard of the Hamilton Intra-Matic 68? If you love modern day watches that have the utmost levels of class, you probably already know something about this watch. Just in case you don’t, you might want to take a closer look at it. This is easily one of the most intriguing watches that’s come along in a number of years and it’s capable of appealing to a large number of individuals.
The current watch that’s available from the company actually got its start back in the 1970s. This has been a popular line for Hamilton for a number of years and recently, they’ve come back to revisit that line, providing some important updates but keeping in line with the roots that made this particular watch popular in the first place. It first came on the scene in 1978 and while the particular model discussed here is brand new, there is a lot about it that’s still very much the same, in all the best ways you could ever imagine.
For starters, this watch is smaller than most of the time pieces you’ll find available these days. It’s a standard size, at 42 mm across. It’s also less than 15 mm thick. The thing that makes it appealing to so many customers is that it’s not that huge design that takes up three quarters of your forearm like so many of the other modern-day watches tend to do. The face of this watch is dark in color and contrasts well with the luminescent numbers, hands and the cream colored tachymeter section that’s on the very outside of the dial. It has three hands so it’s easy to keep track of seconds, making it a great option for anyone that works in a job where they frequently have to do exactly that, such as paramedics, doctors or nurses. It also features two additional subsets that contrast from the dark color of the face, thanks to their cream colored background and black tick marks. Once subset gives you 24-hour time and the other serves as a stopwatch.
The case is made out of stainless steel, as is the clasp. This is married to a dark blue leather strap. Like the watches of the 1970’s, you can wind this watch up and then enjoy accurate time for two or even three days without having to worry about winding it up again. Of course, anything that’s made by Hamilton is going to be of exceptional quality, there’s no doubt about that. The company has been making watches for many decades now and it knows exactly what needs to go into a watch in order to create something that’s capable of performing flawlessly for years in advance. This watch incorporates all of that technology and workmanship that has set Hamilton apart from its competition for years.
The thing that really stands out, at least at first, is that the watch is stunning to look at. As a matter of fact, this is what usually gets the attention of most people right off the bat. If you know anything about watches at all, you know that a watch made by Hamilton will perform well but some people are more fond of certain designs than others. This is a design that is really taking people by storm. It draws your eye to it almost immediately and you can’t help but look at it because it’s so well designed and the color contrasts that are used on the face work so well together. Even though there’s a lot going on concerning the information that you’re provided, it’s all done so well that you don’t feel like the watch is too busy. Instead, you feel like it’s capable of providing just the right amount of information without making you feel overwhelmed every time you look at it. This could not have been an easy task and it’s one that Hamilton should be commended for accomplishing so handily.
Anybody that’s interested in wearing a vintage watch should be interested in this. Granted, it’s not truly vintage. That being said, it is very much inspired by a watch that’s now 40 years old. Looking at it, you can tell that the two are closely intertwined but the difference between the two is that this watch has all of the modern day technology behind it, making it even more reliable in its operation.