Good points.Hamilton is Swatch group's entry level brand with all the unnatural constraints that implies.
Zodiac is the flagship of America's largest watchmaker and has an in-house with longer power reserve and an extra useful jewel.
I think the LE Sea Dragon has a red dial? I like the blue.I'm not going to mention you could have bought the Zodiac limited edition version 2 weeks ago for around $400.
The Zodiac is going to be a bit smaller I think at 40mm, the Hammy it at 42mm I believe. I have a 7.25" wrist and can usually pull off up to 43mm. Both of these have more of a cushion type case, which may wear bigger?+1 for the Hamilton
Do you know the dimensions on both, Scottman? Have you tried both on?
I like the look of the Zodiac better but pretty much gave up on them and other luxury tier Fossil owned brands due to several QC issues (hand alignment, date alignment, date turnover, crooked bezel on their drivers, crooked crystal, dial finishing defect, etc.).
They're on the right track design-wise, but have a little ways to go if they want to play at the $1K+ MSRP range IMO. I could have been unlucky, but after 5 unsuccessful tries, I'm hesitant to buy again or fully recommend them.
I was extremely disappointed in the Pan Europ when I was able to try one one. The inner portion of the dial being very small gives the optical illusion that the watch itself is tiny (or rather, big case, tiny dial.) If you have the opportunity to try one on, I recommend it. To be honest, trying one on cured me of my desire to own one immediately. YMMV and I know a lot of people absolutely love theirs. That's why seeing the actual watch is so helpful. Online pics can only do so much and I'm not the one who has to like it.The Zodiac is going to be a bit smaller I think at 40mm, the Hammy it at 42mm I believe. I have a 7.25" wrist and can usually pull off up to 43mm. Both of these have more of a cushion type case, which may wear bigger?