Quick Facts:

  • 40 mm diameter x 11 mm thick stainless steel case
  • Swiss automatic movement
  • Anti-reflective sapphire protection
  • Date display at 3 o’clock
  • Sub-dial above 6 o’clock
  • 165 ft. (50 m) water resistance
  • Serious quality
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The Hamilton Men's 'JazzMaster' is a truly stylish automatic watch boasting astounding value. It's attention to detail gets the blend of sophistication and sleek design just right. This is a watch that can be worn anywhere, matching any outfit. You're even given light water resistance to 165 ft. which is ideal for recreational swimming. We'll be taking you through a closer look at what makes the JazzMaster an affordable high-value introduction into automatic watches with a Swiss movement.

Features

  • Anti-reflective sapphire protection
  • 40 mm diameter x 11 mm thick stainless steel case
  • 23 mm lug width
  • Black calfskin leather strap
  • Fixed stainless steel bezel
  • Date display at 3 o’clock
  • Sub-dial above 6 o’clock
  • Swiss automatic movement
  • 165 ft. (50 m) water resistance
  • Luminescent hands
  • 16-oz. weight

Pros

  • Highly scratch resistant
  • Glare resistant
  • Reliable durable automatic movement
  • Functional chronograph
  • Easy to operate chronograph controls
  • Skeleton display case
  • Outstanding value for money

Cons

  • Poor water resistance suited to recreational swimming only
  • Heavy design made heavier by optional metal band
  • Calfskin leather strap instead of alligator leather/metal
  • Luminescence is average

Summary

Turn this watch over, and you’ve got a clear view of the ETA movement. There is barely any obstruction to seeing the moving parts at work. Hamilton has granted you a breathtaking view of the inner mechanics. The 2824-2 movement is reliable and highly durable. It even gives you a higher power reserve than other competing watches. Your watch can lay on your desk for up to 40-hours without needing to be wound. Setting the time takes nothing more than pulling the crown twice and adjusting the dial. There is a little delay between moving the dial and turning the crown, but this is to be expected seeing how bulky and durable the design is.

High-clarity watch face

The brown leather strap matches the silver ring and dials perfectly. Even the alligator pattern on the strap improves the overall appearance even though it’s not real alligator leather. The standard foldable clasp works well to reduce wear-and-tear. There are no numbers on the front which brings the silver dials into focus. This works exceptionally well during the day but can be challenging to read at night.

The date is displayed in a square frame placed at 3 o’clock which works well for readability, and it complements the sleek overall look. While the luminescence is adequate readability could be higher in low light conditions. This is the only aspect of this watch which falls short of its competition.

Timeless elegance

The average sized stainless steel case gives the Hamilton JazzMaster a classic look which can double as a dress watch. This is quite a large watch which exhibits a sound build quality. The black dial contrasts the polished stainless steel case which gives the instant appeal of a higher priced luxury watch. Without a bezel, the watch face is clean, and the minute markings immensely help telling time at a glance.

You’ll find that the 25 jewel movement gives accuracy of within fifteen seconds a day which is reasonable but could be better. Certain users have found that demagnetizing upon purchase improves accuracy and prevents your watch from running as fast as fifteen seconds ahead. Overall, Hamilton has given us a fantastic watch which supplies Swiss quality without breaking the bank.

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