This year, Hamilton has upgraded its Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba dive watch collection with a new ceramic bezel and added water-resistance.
The Khaki Navy Scuba dive watch comes in a larger 43 mm x 12.58 mm stainless steel case (the existing model measures 40 mm) with a ceramic bezel insert that’s either black or blue, matched to the dial color. There’s a choice of a black dial with a steel bracelet, a black dial with a rubber strap, and a blue dial with a steel bracelet. The lug width is 22 mm.
A new higher water resistance rating of 300 meters is presumably the result of the larger, reinforced, case and gaskets. The Khaki Navy Scuba dive watch comes with a sapphire crystal that protects the dial and a screw-down crown and caseback. Inside is a 4Hz ETA-based automatic movement with a Nivachron balance spring and an 80-hour power reserve.
Compared to the existing Khaki Scuba, Replica Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba added a textured “knockdown” surface to the dial of the new 43 mm automatic Khaki Scuba, and mixed in circular applied hour markers along with triangular markers at the poles (12, 3, 6, 9). The tipless Dauphine-shaped steel hour and minute hands remain virtually unchanged, and the red arrow-tipped center seconds hand is the same as well. However, the printed white chapter ring has been reduced in size and the date aperture was removed altogether, making for a cleaner more refined look.
The new 2021 Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba will be available beginning June 2021. (Ref. H82515130 – black dial steel bracelet, H82505140 – blue dial steel bracelet, H82515330 – black dial with rubber strap)
Hamilton’s Khaki Navy collection comprises well-appointed, rugged sports watches designed for aquatic environments. For 2021, Hamilton has dropped a couple of new and improved variations of the Khaki Navy Scuba Auto. Let’s have a quick look.
Being a dive watch, the face on the new Khaki Auto Navy watches is functional and highly legible. And, while the layout looks familiar, Hamilton has made a few key improvements that have refined the overall look of the watch. First and foremost are the markers, which are still applied but seem to have been trimmed down a little. Furthermore, the rectangles on the previous versions have been replaced with circles making the dial feel a little more spacious and airier. The minute track, as well as the 24-hour scale, have been printed in white, and thankfully, there is no date complication, keeping the symmetry and balance of the dial intact. The hour and minute hands mimic the shape of the quadrant markers and are well proportioned to make it easy to read the time at a glance. There are two color variations; black and blue on offer, and both versions come with a matt textured dial. To add some zing to these watches, Hamilton has also given the dials a splash of red.
The case is made from stainless steel and measures 43mm in diameter with a thickness of around 12.8mm. As the dimensions suggest, these new watches have been designed to offer a presence on the wrist. The bezel on top is a uni-directional unit that features a ceramic insert that is color-matched to the dial. The crown at 3 is threaded to assure 300 meters of water resistance, which is substantially more than the water resistance being offered by the current Khaki Scuba Auto watches.