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.