Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve Watch Hands-On

Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve Watch Hands-On

Hamilton , the American watch brand now under the Swatch Group umbrella, has had a solid year with generally welcomed dispatches like their  Intra-Matic 68 Chronograph . As of late, the brand declared the Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve Watch –a contemporary, dressy contribution that flaunts a long power reserve and great value for your money. An attractive watch, it can verge on unsatisfying, yet let’s investigate what worth is given here.

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Hamilton, has a few lines of watches, for example, the Khaki Field, Broadway, and for this situation, the Jazzmaster. Every assortment is well defined –for instance, the Khaki Field line comprises of field watches while the Jazzmaster appears, from a snappy look at the assortment, to comprise of dressy watches with a slight curve to the plan to make them more restless or current. It’s a significant reach, from watches like this very traditionalist piece to something as wild as the Jazzmaster Face 2 Face II watch.


The Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve is best portrayed as a straightforward dress watch with contemporary measuring. With a 42mm case size and 50m of water opposition, this is measured and planned more like a game watch than a dress watch however the dial components and configuration are obviously dressier. With a negligible bezel, slanting tightened carries, cleaned case band and basic, fluted crown, the case has a refined appearance.

There are four dial tone options –white, dark, gold, and silver. All dials yet the dark are envisioned in this article. While the white dial has a matte completion, the rest come with a sunburst finish. Compared to the pop and sheen of the sunburst dials, the matte white can look a little ‘flat’ – be that as it may, this may interest gatherers searching for something more subtle. I for one know a few people who lean toward this matte look rather than sunburst, and it’s truly simply an issue of taste.

The watch is fitted with brilliant dauphine hands –blue in shading for the silver dial, cleaned steel for the dark and gold dials, and gold in shading for the white dial. A lot of decision to go around here. An odd decision, was to utilize a blue shading power reserve pointer hand for all dials aside from the dark (which has a cleaned steel one). I feel like the watch would be in an ideal situation with a power reserve hand that was of a similar tone as the hour and moment hands.


The applied hour markers and the applied Hamilton logo at the highest point of the dial is a pleasant touch and gives the watch a more superior look. What isn’t a decent touch in any case, is the date window. It’s no mystery that I’m not an aficionado of date windows, particularly when they appear to be carelessly executed like on account of the Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve. The position of the window on the dial sells out how little the width of the development is. Furthermore, the white of the date wheel contrasts in an upsetting manner with the gold and silver dials. Fortunately, the dark dial comes with a dark date wheel –so this is the one I would go for.

If we’re being straightforward, the watch doesn’t carry anything to the table plan savvy that hasn’t been seen previously. What it offers that makes it intriguing is the development. The Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve is powered by the type H-13 movement with 80-hour power reserve. There is restricted data online on the item page or somewhere else on the H-13. However, given that Hamilton is important for the Swatch Group, we can go out on a limb an and expect that it is a comparable, if not the equivalent, development found in the Tissot Powermatic 80. Basically, it is a changed ETA 2824 with timekeeping rate brought down to 3Hz, a more drawn out fountainhead, and another escapement in place.

While this isn’t haute horology or especially uncommon, it makes for a pleasant change from the plenty of ETA 2824/2892 contributions at this value point. The development comes with some decoration –fundamentally on the rotor and is obvious through a showcase back.

While it is probably not going to be proclaimed and praised like its kin, the Intra-Matic 86 Chronograph, the Jazzmaster Power Reserve is a business-like watch for somebody hoping to begin an assortment or for a basic day by day wearer for the workplace. The Hamilton Jazzmaster Power Reserve will be accessible from late November on a calfskin tie at a cost of $1,245 or a 5-connect hardened steel wristband for $1,295 hamiltonwatch.com