I think both watches look great! 42mm is a bit on the large side for a dressy watch with a not too wide bezel, so I agree that the smaller one will be better.I am aware that the second Hamilton I posted has the more ideal dial.. The issue is that it's 42mm, while the first one I posted is 40mm. I have pretty small wrists so I am leaning towards the first watch.
All opinions welcome, thanks.
I think CastorTroy meant "in the metal" as in "in person." So not the metal quality in particular, but just that he was unimpressed when he got to hold it and try it on. I've never handled either of these particular models, but the few Hamiltons that I've handled do feel high quality, certainly nothing wrong with the SS itself.What about the metal put you off? The bracelet or the overall quality of the metal?