- Senior Member & WIS
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- Joined: June 22nd 2015, 4:55am
- Location: Texas Hill Country near Austin
Yes, it is the personification of the ubiquitous 'desk diver'. The day of the week window at the 12 o'clock & the day of the month window at the 6 o'clock positions attest to that moniker. As does the less than over-powering lume(some on the hands, tiny dots at the indices). But, that is what I bought it for..a general knock around, casual wear watch w/ a proven movement(an ETA 2834-2) from an established maker(Hamilton).
You know, the watch has a few shortcomings that are no secret to the WIS world. Aside from the weak lume, there is no AR coating on the slightly domed sapphire crystal, which allows for glare to be an issue from time to time(again, see what I did there?). And the 2 sub-dials, coupled w/the larger numeric indices at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions, contribute to a slightly 'cluttered' look. But I like it!!
The SS case measures 41mm in width and it is about 13.75mm tall. So, this is not a thin watch, at all. The signed crown screws down and the lug width is 20mm. It come on a nice SS bracelet, but I would have preferred that it tapered a bit closer to the clasp ala the Oris 65 bracelet. The black aluminum bezel turns easily & isn't out of alignment. I picked it up fishing on the 'bay for a little under $400.00.
So far, so good. And without further ado, a couple of pics.. Well, I got lucky and found the brother watch to this guy...unworn for $470.00..silver dial & blue bezel..the seller @ WUS is Ricardo..he's got some other Hammy's for sale, including the black dial Khaki King Scuba..here's a link to his sale..
and here's a pic of my new Hammy..
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...