Hamilton has been in the business for so long that it has become one of the most sought after brands for affordable luxury. Combining Swiss watchmaking technologies and its American heritage, Hamilton has produced some iconic timepieces, like the Khaki Field Auto, American Classic, and Jazzmaster.
In this article, we’ve collated some of the best watches in the Jazzmaster line, which the company is marketing as a modern, contemporary timepiece collection that reflects the city life. We’ve only selected automatic movements in this list, and while it is true that the Jazzmaster collection also has a range of quartz movements, that’s another list to be had. Here are the best Hamilton Jazzmaster automatic watches to buy:
Hamilton Jazzmaster Sea View Day Date Auto
There’s only one watch in this entire line and best believe that it’s one of the best representations of the Jazzmaster line. The black dial is flushed against a stainless steel case, with a rotating bezel that’s designed to act like a compass, which is perfect for navigating. As the name suggests, the Sea View is inspired by the planet’s oceans – so it’s only fitting that it has a 100m water resistance.
Unfortunately, the Hamilton Jazzmaster Sea View Day Date Auto is no longer in production by the company, but you can still get this watch brand new in some online watch repositories. The movement inside is an H-30 caliber, outfitted with an 80-hour power reserve. With the black dial and stainless steel clasp, it’s a great alternative for your everyday watch.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Thinline Auto
The Thinline Auto gets its name from how the case is almost twice as thin as the other watches on this list. It’s a modern-looking watch that’s versatile enough to be worn with any strap. The Easyclick system from the company makes sure that exchanging your straps is done easily and quickly, so if you’re planning to get this one, consider buying additional straps with it.
Under the hood, the Jazzmaster Thinline Auto sports an ETA 2892-2 automatic movement. It’s not as powerful as the caliber movements Hamilton produces, but it does its job of keeping accurate time. It has a 42-hour power reserve, which is more than enough to go on for a day and a half without wearing. If you want a lightweight watch that you can dress up every single day of the week, this is the watch to get.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono
The Auto Chrono is arguably the most technically-adept among the Jazzmasters listed here. From the name alone, anyone can glean that it has a chronograph complication, with a powerful H-21 automatic caliber movement, with a longer 60-hour power reserve. It’s one of the sportiest of the models, so if you’re one of those who like their watches to have sports-oriented capabilities, this is the watch for you.
At 42mm, it fits most wrists and looks smaller than its size. The one in white, patterned dial and brown mineral-tanned calf leather is as handsome as the next Swiss watch in the room, and it certainly is a looker. Trust us when we say that you won’t find a more interesting Jazzmaster watch than this Auto Chrono.
Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart Auto
Based on looks alone, we think there’s no beating the Open Heart Auto from the Jazzmaster collection. As its name suggests, the watch’s dial is partly open, or for lack of a better term, skeleton. It offers a view of the Swiss precision that operates inside the watch. You get an H-10 automatic movement, with an 80-hour power reserve and water-resistance of 50m.
The one in stainless steel, white dial, and brown calf leather strap is especially stunning. It can easily translate from day to night as well, and it would look great on any outfit. The crystal protecting the dial is sapphire, which means its scratch-resistant and has a low reflective value. This is arguably the best Jazzmaster among the bunch, so don’t buy anything else unless you’ve already checked this one out.
Hamilton watches are notorious for having great value for its price. While most enthusiasts consider the brand as a midrange stalwart, for a lot of people, brands like Hamilton may be their only taste of luxury timepieces. That’s why this brand is one of those affordable luxury companies that makes the most out of bringing people to experience luxury goods at an attainable price.