Introducing the Gear Patrol x Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Auto Special Edition

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In 2017, Hamilton expanded its catalog with the Khaki Navy Scuba Auto collection, a small series of 40-millimeter, diver-inspired watches pulling aesthetically from Hamilton’s Khaki collection. For 2018, Hamilton has teamed  up with men’s lifestyle website Gear Patrol on a special edition Khaki Navy Scuba Auto, and it’s now available exclusively from the Gear Patrol store.

Let’s run down the specs. The 40-millimeter stainless steel case features 20-millimeter lugs, a unidirectional ratcheting diver’s bezel, a screw down crown, and it’s rated to 10 bar. The case design is relatively straightforward, with long lugs and prominent crown guards flanking a signed crown at three. There’s a fine brushed finish throughout.

The dial then mixes classic field and dive watch cues, adding a 24-hour track alongside the prominent diver’s index. The hands are bold, tapering swords, lumed to match the indices, and Gear Patrol’s finishing touch here is an orange second hand. There’s a date window at four-thirty, and dial text is kept to a minimum here, with branding below 12 and the model designation above six.

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Powering the watch is Hamilton’s H-10 movement, a caliber based on the ETA 2824, but it’s been reworked to feature 80 hours of power reserve.

The package includes a black nylon mil-strap with brushed hardware and an orange interior, and a matching stainless steel bracelet. Also included is a presentation box and spring bar tool. 

Altogether, Hamilton and Gear Patrol have put together a handsome, straightforward package that should appeal to a broad audience. At $745, it’s fairly priced given the spec set, though I can see people taking umbrage with the lighter depth rating (it’s why Hamilton designates this watch as “diver-inspired” and not just as a plain ol’ dive watch), but 10 bar is still more than adequate for most water-based activities. While not limited, the set will roll out in small production batches, and the first group is now available for purchase. Gear Patrol

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Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.
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