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Recently, I was fortunate to get my hands on a 50th anniversary timepiece from Seiko that commemorates the brand’s first automatic chronograph movement launched in 1969. The Seiko Prospex Automatic Chronograph 50th Anniversary Limited Edition SRQ029J1 was made in honour of the Seiko Caliber 6139. It was a major milestone for Seiko but it also was part of a gigantic battle by big watch makers to come out with the first truly automatic chronograph. In fact, three competing designs were launched in 1969 by the three competing teams. The first team was Seiko, the second team was Zenith and the third team consists of Breitling, Heuer, Buren-Hamilton with the help of Dubois Depraz. I am happy to note that I also just gotten my hand on the 50th anniversary timepiece to commemorate the third team’s first automatic chronograph movement, the Caliber 11 Chrono-Matic. The Hamilton American Classic Chrono-Matic 50 Auto Chrono Limited Edition is the timepiece that Hamilton would like to remember that momentous event.
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Wow, huge case, lots of fiddly knobs of differing hues, and a dial sure to impress those that feel the CITIZEN Navihawk A-T Eco-Drive Chronograph is only a teensy bit cluttered.
I think I'll continue to look at Hamilton's other offerings.
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January 27th 2020, 11:15am
Some things from the 70's,like bell bottoms, earth shoes, and mood rings, are best left in the 70's. This watch is no exception.
Plus it's too bucking fig despite the impressive array of fine steel gear handles.
As usual, the Rewstar is correct, particularly regarding the number of fine steel gear handles. He's also right in that this wartche sucks, right down to the Hammy badge, that makes it look like the sign for an E.J. Korvettes.
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