This is the history of the brand Hamilton since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of watches produced under this brand.
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Hamilton Company was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The community of the city at one time received a donation of a large plot of land from his fellow by the name of Hamilton, and gave it to the management of an investment group that she has built a business that would have raised the city's economy. As a result, it was decided to build a factory for the production of watches. So when the company began to produce the first few hours, so it was decided to immortalize the name of the person due to which there was a factory.
As you know, the greatest honor and evidence of skill for any time of the company at that time was the order for the party hours for the employees of the railway company - because of the accuracy of their chronometers dependent coherence messages trains. A year after its founding, the company introduced a pocket-sized model of Hamilton Broadway Limited, which was immediately taken up by the railway department dollars. Accuracy, simplicity and reliability of these watches have gained such popularity that soon BroadwayLimited received an official timepiece of the American Expeditionary Force. It was equipped with a Hamilton watch the legendary 1st Infantry Division under General Pershing, who fought the Kaiser's troops during the First World War, watches Hamilton accompanied Admiral Byrd's expedition to the North and South Poles, and James Whittaker - the first American to conquer Mount Everest, also took with him in climbing watch Hamilton. During World War II, Hamilton stopped production of normal business hours, and has created a line of special military models - with a round dial, Arabic and markings on the strap of hacks. So a series of Khaki, which today is considered a cult, and hours of extremely simple and ergonomic dial in case of increased strength attracted the attention of all the fans of outdoor activities.
In 1957, the American company has made another breakthrough, her name is inscribed forever in the history of watchmaking - in the wake of the universal passion for new technologies Hamilton has created the world's first electric watch. Incidentally, among the collectors of these models, despite their technical shortcomings, is not considered to be less valuable than the famous first quartz watch SeikoAstron. By the way, with the arrival on the market of Japanese quartz technology, Hamilton, unlike many, did not surrender their positions: combining technology competition with its own development, and in 1972, the company developed the first hours of Pulsar, equipped with LED display LED.
Mark Hamilton is one of the brands of Swatch Group. The history of this brand is closely tied with the U.S. Air Force and the iconic Hollywood films at this and relied promoting the brand in the U.S. market. Until recently, the brand Hamilton was highly specialized and local brand. These were pronounced American watches that were sold mainly in four countries: the U.S., Japan, Italy and France. Accordingly, the style of production was primarily aimed at those markets. But four years ago the Swatch Group, with a view to conquering new markets, decided to make the brand a truly international. For this production, and the central office of Hamilton moved to Switzerland, as the brand has become more and more focused on the manufacture of watches and watch the best, as you know, are made in Switzerland.
Mark Hamilton is a well-defined niche in the structure of the Swatch Group. Judge for yourself: the company has its own unique story, she does not need to invent anything, any connoisseur of Hollywood cinema sign with the name of Hamilton. On the other hand, Hamilton - is a traditional manufacturer of mechanical self-winding watches in a price range between Tissot and Longines. This price range is very interesting on the market, because today the companies that may be of chronographs with Valjoux mechanism for such a price, it is very small. In addition, manufacturers of Swiss watches Hamilton began to bring the look of their our watches to the same concept: the best it can be for the price. Of course, the watches are produced without diamonds, but in its price class manufacturer chooses the best: alligator strap, steel, sapphire crystal, high-quality machines. Over the past three years, almost 90% has the entire range of the brand.
The product range of the brand Hamilton has two main areas: American Classic, associated with Hollywood style and Khaki - marine and aviation watches U.S. Army.
In hours for pilots Khaki there are real functions of aircraft hours as they actually used in the army. That is not just made chronograph, stylishly painted face, painted wings and said, This watch U.S. Air Force. Hamilton watches are actually used in military aircraft, and they have maintained and developed this legacy.
Today, all over the world Hamilton is associated not only with the name of democratic hour mark, but with a symbol of modern history zhivim hour technical innovation. Hamilton watches are manufactured in Switzerland and are in compliance with the accuracy and reliability of Swiss made.