A Military Classic & The Best $300 Swiss Made Field Watch: Hamilton Khaki Mechanical Review

Published on Mar 29, 2018

Today I share a long overdue review of one of Hamilton’s most iconic and affordable mechanical watches. The classic Khaki manual wind military field (Ref. H69419933) watch may look simple, but its history is longer than that of most watch companies. Its ancestors have seen combat in almost every major conflict involving the United States Army of the 20th century include both world war I & II and the Vietnam war. Not only does this timepiece boast a legacy many brands should be envious of, but it also happens to be one of the best entry-level Swiss mechanical watches on the market today.

Regardless of whether you are just getting into this hobby and want to dip your toe into deeper, more traditional horological waters or you are a veteran collector and wish to buy an inexpensive classic for extra fun, this watch has it all. That said, it is far from perfect and today I give my in-depth analysis of this battle hardened icon.