In Review: Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Auto Gear Patrol Special Edition

8th Feb 2019

Hamilton watches need no introduction. They are one of the most popular watch brands that manufactures in Bienne, Switzerland, but have their roots in America. The watch company started its venture in 1892 and produced its watch a year later for the public in 1893.

Gear patrol is the leading men’s publication, that has partnered with Hamilton watches and, together they have made the special version of the Khaki Navy Scuba watch. These watches are available online for the serious watch lover. The watch is made in exclusive colors, a lovely black and orange combination. The watch is exclusively available at the Gear Patrol Store.

Overview of the Watch:

The Khaki Navy Scuba line-up is already available, but they have launched this special edition watch with the color scheme of Gear Patrol’s colors. The watch has all technicalities and mechanical parts of a perfect diving watch. The watch can dive down into 100 meters of water and is perfectly water resistant. It truly is the perfect tool for diving with a gorgeous robust design that features a rotating bezel. The watch also includes two large crown shield protectors on each side of the crown to safely protect it from any damage that could occur if it banged it on the wrong angle. This also helps to protect the crown so nothing should interfere with it while it is submerged in water. Its important for a watch to perform precisely and accurately while under water and this watch is setup to do just that with no issues at all. The watch box contains one stainless steel bracelet and a nylon military style strap similar to DaLuca Straps nylon military bands and leather military bands. This gives the buyer an option to swap between the two straps as they please, which is always a good thing. To change the straps, you will need a tool, and that comes inside the watch box as well.

Even though this is a technical watch, it has a pretty nice design that is easy on the eyes, which not all watches have. The design is very stylish and exclusive, which makes you wonder how you have done without a watch like all your life. The watch’s case size comes in at a perfect 40mm size, which is extremely wearable. At the heart of this unique watch is it’s movement that has an extra power reserve – the H-10 –, which makes it a sound choice for people who want a dependable movement that they can count on day after day. The watch is the perfect combination of vintage dive mechanics and all the aspects a modern watch need such as the extra bright lume.

Even with the collaboration of two famous brands and its exclusivity this watch comes in under one thousand dollars at a retail of $745USD, which makes it an easy buy at the very least for most watch collectors. At this price it is a very good value for everything included with this model. Having said that, these watches are hard to come by, although they aren’t tagged limited edition, they are being produced in small batches. This means that these will vanish from the market soon and won’t resurface till the next production.

Watch Specifications:

Brand Name: Hamilton

Model Name: Khaki Navy Scuba Auto Exclusive Gear Patrol Special Edition

Reference Number of the item: H82335031

Diameter of the watch: 40mm (robust design)

Case Material of the watch: Stainless steel

Dial Color of the watch: Black

Indexes: Luminous hour markers

Lumen: Yes, hands and markers

Water resistance: 100 meters maximum

Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel bracelet and Military-style nylon strap

Additional Tool: comes with strap tool with the box

Box contains: the base, two straps and a tool

The watch is a hit, its perfect for extreme sports as well as a daily wearer, with a handsome design yet affordable price. Go get one while you can! Make sure to get a DaLuca Straps watch strap as a perfect compliment to this watch.