Hamilton is an American watch brand that was established in the year 1982 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The brand is respected for its in-house movements and quality materials and workmanship. Hamilton became an important brand in the early 1900s with its military timepieces long with the dressy versions made for officers. The company has since moved to Switzerland, but it maintains an American inspiration in designs. The Intra Matic is a collection that made its debut in the 1960s and made a reappearance in 2012. It was one of the more popular lines with multiple variations through the decades. Here is a ranking of the six best Hamilton Intra Matic models ever made.
6. Hamilton Intra Matic Panda
The Intra Matic Panda is a novel timepiece that bears the reference H28416111. It features a stainless steel case with a 40 mm diameter and a chunky thickness of 14.45 mm, suitable for medium to larger wrists. The Swiss manufactured movement is an in-house H-31 automatic type with chronograph, date, hours, minutes, and seconds function with a power reserve of 60 hours. The setting pin is an H shape for quick setting of the date on a button placed at the 10 o’clock position on the case. The dial features a white panda background with black counters for a lovely contrast and high legibility. The markers and hands are treated with Super-LumiNova for legibility in low-light environments. The bracelet is made of stainless steel in an attractive Milanes style. The dial is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
5. Hamilton Intra-Matic Black Dial Leather H38455731
The Black Dial version is a dressy men’s wristwatch that features a stainless steel case measuring 38 mm x a slimmer 10 mm profile. This attractive watch offers sophisticated styling with a black dial background and easy-to-read silver-tone hands and indices. The fixed bezel is beveled slightly in a polished silver tone. The piece is as interesting when you flip it over as observing from the front, thanks to the transparent exhibition case back. Both the front and back of the watch are protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens. The strap is dark black in genuine leather with a tang clasp. It’s powered with an automatic in-house movement and is water-resistant up to 165 feet.
4. Hamilton Intra-Matic Automatic Yellow Gold PVD Men’s Watch H38735751
The Reference H38735751 is one of the dressier examples of the Hamilton Intra Matic Automatic collection. The case is made of Yellow gold PVD Stainless steel with a width of 42mm, suitable for medium to large wrists. The bezel is made of matching material. The dial features a silver background with contrasting black index hour markers and hands. The crown is also yellow gold PVD stainless steel in a push/pull style. It’s powered with an ETA 2890 movement with 21 jewels, beating at 28800 vph with a power reserve of 42 hours. The case back is an exhibition transparent style to show the workings of the movement beneath. Both front and back are covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens. The strap is made of calfskin leather with a tang clasp. This watch is water-resistant up to 165 feet.
3. Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Auto, Reference # H38455181
This model is a dressy men’s watch for smaller wrists with a case width of 38mm, made of stainless steel material. It’s sophisticated in its styling with a grey dial and an outer ring for indices that encircles the dial on the inner side of the beveled silver-tone polished fixed bezel. The hand and markers are contrasting silver-tone with good legibility. The dial is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens with an anti-reflective treatment. The watch is powered by an automatic caliber 2892-A2 movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The strap is stainless steel with a folding clasp-style closure.
2. American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono Ref #H38416541
This is a 40mm version of the American Classic Auto Chrono variant, as a modernization of the original from 1968. It’s a sporty timepiece with a classic design. The case is made of stainless steel with a beveled fixed bezel with a polished finish. It’s powered by an automatic H-31 movement with chronograph functions and a power reserve of 60 hours. The dial is blue with stylish silver and white markers and hands with black hands for the subdials. The strap is made of tanned leather crafted through a natural process to help it retain its natural appearance. The watch is water-resistant to 328 feet.
1. Hamilton American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono 40 mm Reference H38416160
Perhaps one of the most eagerly awaited arrivals is coming soon. There is a frenzied hype among Hamilton enthusiasts over the pending release of the American Classic Intra-Matic Auto Chrono 40 mm Reference H38416160. It’s designed to become a classic with a sporty design that offers a vintage appeal that points back to the 1960s era in a brand-new iteration of the intensely popular Intra-Matic Automatic Chronograph family. The panda-style dial has received a new color pairing for the occasion featuring white and a light green color. It comes in two strap options including a mesh stainless steel bracelet and a brown leather strap for versatility. This iteration is a part of the American Classic collection, powered with an automatic H-31 movement with a 60-hour power reserve and chronograph functions. The case is made of stainless steel in a width of 40 mm for larger wrists. The dial is protected with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal lens with an anti-reflective treatment. The crown is a screw-down type adding to the water resistance of up to 328 feet.