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Any here know if it is possible to change the Khaki strap to a original Hamilton SS bracelet without fitting issue? I was told by a AD that you cannot do that, it will not fit nicely as the crown is design differently for leather/Khaki to a SS bracelet. How true is that? This is the 1st time I heard of this.
 

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Sounds a bit strange to me. Don't know what the crown has to do with anything concerning the bracelet? :think: I would suggest that whoever told you that does'nt know what he is talking about!

I was thinking of putting a bracelet on my Hamilton Field Chrono too. Perhaps another Hamilton Field owner can make a comment.
 

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Any here know if it is possible to change the Khaki strap to a original Hamilton SS bracelet without fitting issue? I was told by a AD that you cannot do that, it will not fit nicely as the crown is design differently for leather/Khaki to a SS bracelet. How true is that? This is the 1st time I heard of this.
That sounds pretty much like BS to me...There are, however, 2 different sizes of Khaki Field Chronos. A 38mm and a 42mm and I don't know it the lug sizes are the same. I put a stock 22mm Watchadoo SS Bracelet on mine (42mm) which I like better than the oem bracelet.

 

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that is BS i bought an Linwood viewmatic auto with a black leather strap from a large chain store here in south Florida and wast told that it would not be able to do order it so i found an smaller AD in same city an he order me a Hamilton bracelet and another strap no problem so go find another AD
 

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That sounds pretty much like BS to me...There are, however, 2 different sizes of Khaki Field Chronos. A 38mm and a 42mm and I don't know it the lug sizes are the same. I put a stock 22mm Watchadoo SS Bracelet on mine (42mm) which I like better than the oem bracelet.

Bracelet looks great, must get one myself.:-!
 

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Bracelet looks great, must get one myself.:-!
Daze............it is extremely comfortable and comes in polished, brushed and bead blast finishes! (no affiliation with Watchadoo)
 

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That sounds pretty much like BS to me...There are, however, 2 different sizes of Khaki Field Chronos. A 38mm and a 42mm and I don't know it the lug sizes are the same. I put a stock 22mm Watchadoo SS Bracelet on mine (42mm) which I like better than the oem bracelet.

Ken, that Watchadoo looks fabulous on your Hammy! :-!
 

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Ken, that Watchadoo looks fabulous on your Hammy! :-!
I can't say enough about Watchadoo....I have them on 2 watches now and am thinking about getting 2 more; they are soooooooooo comfortble!:gold
 

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Just bagged a Watchadoo bracelet for my Hammy.

Tnx for the tip.:-!
Good move Daze....he usually sends a black NATO along with it! You will love the Watchadoo! Let's hear your thoughts when you get it!
 

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I've got a hamilton bracelet with the solid end links (on a hamilton khaki chrono) and I have one of the brown hamilton khaki chrono's in the mail as we speak, I will know by the end of business Wednesday if the bracelet will fit the new brown dial one!
 

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I emailed Hamliton USA and below is their reply

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No, the case is different; we have no other bracelet that is compatible
to that watch.

Thank you

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 10:28 AM
To: Hamilton.US
Subject: Re: QuestionsAndFeedback

I understand the watch only comes with a canvas band. however can I
replace it with a H71516157 or Khaki X-wind SS bracelet since the lug
size is also 22mm.

----- Original Message ----
From: Hamilton.US <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 4:28:30 PM
Subject: RE: QuestionsAndFeedback

Good Morning,

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the dealer was correct this
watch only comes with a canvas band.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Hamilton at
1-800-243-8463.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 2:58 PM
To: Hamilton.US
Subject: QuestionsAndFeedback
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Comment:
I own a # H71556993 and I wsh to change the khaiki band to a SS steel
band. Is it possible? I was told by an AD here in Troy that is not
possible.
 

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I emailed Hamilton USA and below is their reply

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No, the case is different; we have no other bracelet that is compatible
to that watch.

Thank you

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 10:28 AM
To: Hamilton.US
Subject: Re: QuestionsAndFeedback

I understand the watch only comes with a canvas band. however can I
replace it with a H71516157 or Khaki X-wind SS bracelet since the lug
size is also 22mm.

----- Original Message ----
From: Hamilton.US <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 4:28:30 PM
Subject: RE: QuestionsAndFeedback

Good Morning,

Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, the dealer was correct this
watch only comes with a canvas band.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Hamilton at
1-800-243-8463.

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 2:58 PM
To: Hamilton.US
Subject: QuestionsAndFeedback
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Comment:
I own a # H71556993 and I wsh to change the khaki band to a SS steel
band. Is it possible? I was told by an AD here in Troy that is not
possible.
Both my Hamilton Khaki Field Chrono (42mm) and my Khaki Aviation Chrono came with the canvas band. If the bracelet you are looking at come with "fitted" end links, then the AD is right as one case may have a different curvature between the lugs than another. I put on a straight ended thick Panny style pigskin leather strap with deployant on the Aviation and the straight end brushed Watchadoo on the Field. They both work superbly for me.

My Field on Watchadoo is pictured above and here is my Aviation on pigskin with deployant.

 

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The case is indeed subtly different.
The hamilton bracelet models have slightly thicker lugs and the spring bar holes are in a different location.

If you were really determined you could add another set of spring bar holes to the lugs and have the hamilton solid end links worked down to match the lugs on the "newer" cases.

Incidently the "newer" cases don't take generic curved end link bracelets very well either... Straight end bracelets are just about the best solution if you can bear it!
 

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Got my Watchadoo bracelet a couple of days ago, looks nice quality. Will post a picture when I get around to fitting it to my Hammy.
 

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My 42mm Khaki arrived in the post today. I love the look of it but it will take me a while to get used to the sheer size of it - it's quite tick as well as big.

Anyway, along similar lines....

I put a new strap on it but I think the gap between the case and the strap looks too big. The strap's about 4.75mm thick at the lugs which I thought was going to be OK, but I think I'll need something thicker. How thick is the strap you've got on yours, Ken? Maybe I need something like one of these on it instead:

http://www.watchworx.co.uk/pages/lwb/waterPop/JumboWR.htm
http://www.watchworx.co.uk/pages/lwb/waterPop/ChronissimoWR.htm
 

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My 42mm Khaki arrived in the post today. I love the look of it but it will take me a while to get used to the sheer size of it - it's quite tick as well as big.

Anyway, along similar lines....

I put a new strap on it but I think the gap between the case and the strap looks too big. The strap's about 4.75mm thick at the lugs which I thought was going to be OK, but I think I'll need something thicker. How thick is the strap you've got on yours, Ken? Maybe I need something like one of these on it instead:

http://www.watchworx.co.uk/pages/lwb/waterPop/JumboWR.htm
http://www.watchworx.co.uk/pages/lwb/waterPop/ChronissimoWR.htm
My strap is 4mm, but it is on the Khaki AVIATION and it fits perfectly. I put the Watchadoo on the Khaki FIELD and the gap is fine. Remember that it is not the thickness of the strap that matters, it is the amount of material at the lug end where the pin/tube connects to the lugs. In the case of the watchadoo, it has solid cast end links with enough material to "close the gap"!

I originally had strap and bracelet reversed but switched them around as the strap handles the larger case size and weight of the AVIATION case. I did not notice any appreciable difference in the gap...my strap is the PAN Style Pigskin from IWI. It is a great strap at a terrific price:

http://www.internationalwatchman.com/home.html

IWI has great prices and quality merchandise when it comes to straps, bracelets and deployants, but, their service is often fairly slow....I use them for some straps and most push-button butterfly deployants. I do not think I would risk a watch purchase from them.
 
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