Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby biglove » August 21st 2017, 4:52pm

It's a Jazzmaster which means it is solid. 80 hour power reserve, or so I read. Despite this, the seconds hand is still quite smooth.

Slightly domed sapphire crystal. Two-tone with rose gold looks to be well done...time will tell how it holds up.

Joma never came through after a month of waiting and it being listed as "in stock." Picked it up brand new from a eBay seller. And for $70 less than Joma.

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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby Thunder1 » August 21st 2017, 4:55pm

Finally!!..quite a looker..be sure and provide us with your impressions...
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby foghorn » August 21st 2017, 5:08pm

Nice.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby Racer-X » August 21st 2017, 5:17pm

Class, always liked the Jazzmaster. Not big on two-tone but this one works.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 21st 2017, 5:45pm

80 hours of power reserve would mean, that there's one of the ETA Powermatic 80 movements - in case of the day-date, called the Hamilton H-30 - inside.

Compared to standard ETA (in this case, the 2836-2, but generally they're mostly derivatives of the 2824) movements: reduced frequency (from 28800 to 21600), a stronger mainspring, modified gear train and escapement.

Here are the movement details:
http://watchbase.com/hamilton/caliber/h-30

Truth be told, while I'm not a fan (yeah, that's me being euphemistic) of two-tone cases, I don't think there's any version of this watch that I wouldn't call good-looking. Got to love the 1950s-early 1960s style of this one, the way the lugs stick out above the flanks and the bezel, the dauphine hands, and the - by all means - lovely second hand with the nicely designed counterweight. That second hand reminds me a wee bit of my 1957 Tissot Visodate.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby TemerityB » August 21st 2017, 5:49pm

I agree with Racer - two-tone has to be done right. The bezel rose gold is a really nice touch. Add in that movement and you have one hell of a dress watch. Looks rock solid too.

Love, ya done it again. Gotta tell ya - looks WAY better in your photo than the photos on the sale sites. Hot stuff.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby jaw » August 21st 2017, 6:01pm

Love the Jazzmaster line. Ms.jaw appropriated my GMT2 long ago.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 21st 2017, 6:03pm

jaw wrote:Love the Jazzmaster line. Ms.jaw appropriated my GMT2 long ago.

GMT2 is the one with an internal rotating bezel and a case looking like an EPSA Super-Compressor?
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby jaw » August 21st 2017, 6:07pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
jaw wrote:Love the Jazzmaster line. Ms.jaw appropriated my GMT2 long ago.

GMT2 is the one with an internal rotating bezel and a case looking like an EPSA Super-Compressor?


Why, yes.

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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby TemerityB » August 21st 2017, 6:12pm

jaw wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
jaw wrote:Love the Jazzmaster line. Ms.jaw appropriated my GMT2 long ago.

GMT2 is the one with an internal rotating bezel and a case looking like an EPSA Super-Compressor?


Why, yes.

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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 21st 2017, 6:35pm

jaw wrote:
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
jaw wrote:Love the Jazzmaster line. Ms.jaw appropriated my GMT2 long ago.

GMT2 is the one with an internal rotating bezel and a case looking like an EPSA Super-Compressor?


Why, yes.

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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby artman » August 21st 2017, 7:57pm

Congrats BL! That's my favorite dial layout with the day on top like that. Gorgeous 2 tone as well looks rich. That's a winner!
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby Mark1 » August 21st 2017, 8:33pm

Sweet watch, congrats.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby biglove » August 21st 2017, 8:54pm

Thanks, guys. I am pleased. Not a fan of two-tone gold unless it is the real deal. This one is so well done, I am truly and pleasantly surprised since it is just a PVD of some sort.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby conjurer » August 21st 2017, 10:11pm

Why, this watch gives me a boner!
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby codguy » August 22nd 2017, 5:12am

Gorgeous watch BL ! The two tone is perfect despite what the haters say.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby labman » August 22nd 2017, 7:48am

Great looking watch
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby Mortuus » August 22nd 2017, 11:25am

Absolutely stunning, 'Loaf! Your collection has run up into the stratosphere, and this is exactly the kind of watch that complements it! I think the two-tone was done perfectly in this case, and that's no mean feat for even a watch company as experienced as Hamilton; I hope you enjoy the hell out of it for many weeks, months and years of 'wrist-bliss!' Well damned done, Loaf! 8-)
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby AntFarm » August 22nd 2017, 11:33am

Nice classy watch. The two tone does well on this one.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby Rusty » August 22nd 2017, 2:07pm

Beautiful! Congrats and enjoy.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby biglove » August 22nd 2017, 4:41pm

Again, many thanks. Anxious to see if the 80 hour PR is true.

My coworkers know I am into watches so it is rare that any of them ever notice what I wear. Three mentioned how much they liked this one today. Evidently rose gold is a good look?
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby Datsun240Z71 » August 23rd 2017, 4:29am

Simply stunning! Good for you!
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby biglove » August 23rd 2017, 4:58am

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:80 hours of power reserve would mean, that there's one of the ETA Powermatic 80 movements - in case of the day-date, called the Hamilton H-30 - inside.

Compared to standard ETA (in this case, the 2836-2, but generally they're mostly derivatives of the 2824) movements: reduced frequency (from 28800 to 21600), a stronger mainspring, modified gear train and escapement.

Here are the movement details:
http://watchbase.com/hamilton/caliber/h-30

Truth be told, while I'm not a fan (yeah, that's me being euphemistic) of two-tone cases, I don't think there's any version of this watch that I wouldn't call good-looking. Got to love the 1950s-early 1960s style of this one, the way the lugs stick out above the flanks and the bezel, the dauphine hands, and the - by all means - lovely second hand with the nicely designed counterweight. That second hand reminds me a wee bit of my 1957 Tissot Visodate.


Thanks for the info. You're knowledge and willingness to share it is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby 3Flushes » August 23rd 2017, 10:22pm

Great looking, BL. I like the two tone but I'm too hard on 'em for the plating to last and too low on old man money for the real deal. I had an H-30 in a Khaki Field that was a catch an release because it was PVD as I recall and I didn't want to turn it to shit, but the movement is awesome; the PR lasts forever and it was dead on accurate, you'll love it. Good eye.
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Re: Hamilton Jazzmaster Day-Date

Postby artman » August 24th 2017, 1:22am

biglove wrote:Again, many thanks. Anxious to see if the 80 hour PR is true.

My coworkers know I am into watches so it is rare that any of them ever notice what I wear. Three mentioned how much they liked this one today. Evidently rose gold is a good look?

OH yes, it's real.
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