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Sorry if I'm late to the table on this, but I haven't been on the Hamilton forum in a while. Just saw this on Hamilton's Twitter page. I've been hoping they would do a no-date mechanical. Has this been discussed here before? Couldn't find a post when I searched WUS. Will it be 38 mm? Larger? Smaller?

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I think I saw that on instagram recently too, and that it will be 38mm
 
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Very cool. I have the normal date version, and sometimes wished it were a no-date. Interesting. Thanks for the heads up!
 

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The dial is a near dead ringer for vintage US military issue watches. I like where this is going. I’ll probably get one as I’m a sucker for vintage field watches. In addition, this has the added benefit of being a much more robust and durable movement.


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I don't know how I feel about the vintage lume, but I am happy about the no-date that is true to the originals.
I think it will have the same long lug problem of the khaki mechanical/Nomos Club.
Even though I already have the model with the date window, I might just have to get this!
Hamilton may never make the "Murph Watch", but this is as close to field watch perfection as I can tell.
 
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That, to me anyway, is the archetypal field watch.

Matt case, no date, and I love the crown.

And a sensible size too.
 

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What is the problem with the lugs on the Khaki Field Mechanical? I haven't owned one, but I'm thinking of getting either the current model or the new one.
 

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I love my Khaki Mechanical which is now the Mechanical Date I guess. I have to be honest, the dial on the no-date version seems a little busy. The original seems cleaner and less cluttered. Just my opinion.

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And this new version looks more clear than the date version and closer to the original.
 

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Here's a photo—not mine—of an original one.



Looks like they did a pretty good job! I think good call on the upsize to 38mm. I'm going to try to resist getting one.
 

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I was looking for a GG-W-113 (the USAF version with 17 jewels movement) but perhaps it's better to wait for this one to come.

And I am surprised they find this one "more busy" than the current one, taking into account that besides the Hamilton logo there is nothing on the dial.
 

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The longer lugs make it easy to fit a variety of straps - especially the Nato and Zulu
style and thicker (padded) leather straps.

I like the bead blasted crown on this new version, if I'm seeing it correctly.

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Any idea if the case back will be see through like the date? I would like that, even if it doesn't match the original/traditional.


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