I love Hamilton..................

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Re: I love Hamilton..................

Post by bedlam » July 30th 2019, 12:23am

The original Ventura is an iconic watch. This is kinda spitting on its grave :evil:

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Re: I love Hamilton..................

Post by MAX » July 30th 2019, 5:11am

Yeah, no. Didnt care for Elvises(?), sure dont care for that one.
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Re: I love Hamilton..................

Post by TemerityB » July 30th 2019, 6:53am

Nothing new, really - they've been farting around with the Ventura for about a decade now. They still do make traditional ones, but in most cases they're quartz, so I don't cotton to them.

The Ventura design is my wife's favorite, and still probably her favorite watch of all time.
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Re: I love Hamilton..................

Post by Nuvolari » July 30th 2019, 6:29pm

Two thoughts:
1. The original Ventura was not a particular good watch. There was a race toward electrification and in getting there first Hamilton had many QC issues... essentially setting the stage for unbridled success of Bulova’s electrified tuning-fork Accutron for over a decade;

2. This avant-garde reimagination of the original has the same aesthetic appeal of modern gaudy 22” wheels on a classic ‘55 Chevy Bel Air... which is to say none.
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