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Is Happy Day! Well, yesterday was - got my first Hamilton watch, the Belowzero 1000m Diver!
avatar September 07, 2014 07:14AM
I've been a WIS for 12 or so years now and have always appreciated the quality of Hamilton watches, but never liked any enough to pull the trigger. Well, I have been looking at and warming up to the Belowzero diver for a few years and finally decided to check one out.

I absolutely love this thing. It is quite large at 47mm and heavy, but so well made. I love the case shape, dial and hands, even though I am not normally keen on dials with large numbers on them. This one though is a bit different, almost like an airplane cockpit instrument with the 0 at the 12 o'clock position. Also, the little bit of red on the end of the seconds hand is the right amount of color.

Here are some quickie wrist shots along with a couple from the seller.





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Is Happy Day! Well, yesterday was - got my first Hamilton watch, the Belowzero 1000m Diver! Jpeg Attachments Mike D 718 September 07, 2014 07:14AM
Congrats. Thumbs Up Enjoy! Smile (n/t) Dave M 342 September 09, 2014 04:14AM
Thumbs Up Congrats Mike! Cheers! Mine (the smaller version, only 200m) says hi. Smile (n/t) Jpeg Attachments Wen 474 September 08, 2014 07:20PM
Thanks Wen! Excellent shot and looks great on that strap! Thumbs Up (n/t) Mike D 366 September 08, 2014 07:45PM
Great score - I've very nearly gone down that road myself JY 357 September 08, 2014 04:15PM
Thanks JY! No exhibition caseback, but it does have a cool one Jpeg Attachments Mike D 375 September 08, 2014 04:39PM
Neat-o Smile (n/t) JY 348 September 08, 2014 07:08PM
Re: Is Happy Day! Well, yesterday was - got my first Hamilton watch, the Belowzero 1000m Diver! Larry 368 September 07, 2014 01:19PM
Thank you Larry! (n/t) Mike D 386 September 08, 2014 04:35PM
Congrats Mike! Sometimes it's worth the wait. I like the originality of this one and that awesome lume! (n/t) Timemiser 369 September 07, 2014 01:15PM
Thanks Tim - I do agree! (n/t) Mike D 361 September 08, 2014 04:34PM
Looks great, indeed! Congratulations and enjoy it! Cheers!Thumbs Up (n/t) IF 349 September 07, 2014 11:53AM
Thank you IF! (n/t) Mike D 472 September 08, 2014 04:25PM
I've come close on that one before. There's just something about it. Congrats! (n/t) Jittery Jim 490 September 07, 2014 11:32AM
Yeah, I warmed up to it over the years and now I love it! (n/t) Mike D 435 September 08, 2014 04:24PM
Thumbs Up Great looking Hammy! Congrats! Cheers! (n/t) Zeb 427 September 07, 2014 11:21AM
Thanks Dan! (n/t) Mike D 338 September 08, 2014 04:23PM
Very nice- congratulations! I've been eyeing this one, but not happy with the size.... (n/t) marsss25 364 September 07, 2014 10:49AM
Thanks Marcel! It is a chunky, hefty one for sure! (n/t) Mike D 338 September 08, 2014 04:23PM
That's a nice one, congratulations (n/t) solex 325 September 07, 2014 10:23AM
Thank you Dan! (n/t) Mike D 374 September 08, 2014 04:22PM
looks killer (n/t) zekeryan56 426 September 07, 2014 10:07AM
Thanks Dave! (n/t) Mike D 389 September 08, 2014 04:21PM
That is a beauty, indeed! Cheers! (n/t) James T. KirkĀ© 305 September 07, 2014 08:44AM
Thank you Jim! (n/t) Mike D 368 September 08, 2014 04:21PM
I just have to agree, there are clear elements of flight instrument design in this one... PN 312 September 07, 2014 08:40AM
Yep, I think that's really Hamilton's thing, but it's a tank of a diver too! Wink (n/t) Mike D 348 September 08, 2014 04:20PM
Congrats on your 1st Hammy Mike! Jpeg Attachments BF Hammer 361 September 07, 2014 08:01AM
Thanks Chris! I agree - perfect sub captain watch! Laughing (n/t) Mike D 332 September 08, 2014 04:18PM



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