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Buyer’s Guide: 15 Best Pilot’s Watches to Choose From Buyer's Guide

Looking at our stats, I see that demand for recommendations regarding diving watches is a seasonal thing with most visitors coming in summer and then gradually declining till Christmas only to start growing again in early January. "Pilots" are different animals: I have an impression that people are always interested in "aviators" regardless of the time of season. So, for your reading pleasure, a choice of fifteen timekeepers from under $200 to more than $10,000 as priced by online retailers that I find worthy of being considered while shopping for your new (or maybe your very first!) pilot's watch this year.

Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic (ref. H82305931) Swiss Watches

With this gorgeous Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Automatic (ref. H82305931,) the Swiss-based watchmaker that mostly deals in relatively affordable timekeeping instruments not simply expands its line of diving companions. It finally offers a wristwatch that is not just "different" from the rest of the crowd, but -unlike their last year's Navy Frogman- can actually be worn by a casual person without attracting weird glances from persons who "just don't get it."

Hamilton Broadway Day Date Automatic (refs. H43515735 & H43515135) Swiss Watches

The new Hamilton Broadway Day Date Automatic (refs. H43515735 & H43515135) wristwatch, the Swiss brand's recent attempt at grabbing their own share of a growing "affordable dress watch" market, offers a nice blend of interesting exterior, good build quality and one of the best "long-play" mass-produced automatic movements that you can get in the sub-$1k price range. Unexpectedly elegant and amazingly refined, right now this may be one of the best choices for the money.

Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Chronograph Limited Edition Swiss Watches

The well-known Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Chronograph collection (the one, which is listed on their web-site as a member of a larger Khaki Aviation family of military-themed watches) was recently updated with a limited edition version (including a version with black dial, pictured, ref. H77766331.) Well, being ahem limited to ahem just 1999 pieces, the watch will clearly never become a rarity (well, may be in fifty years or so), but I must admit that this little guy still looks nice. Featuring all the usual stuff, like a true chronograph movement and their famous drift angle calculator, the new watch differs from the rest of the pack with its new color combinations and a slightly reworked face.

Hamilton Jazzmaster Face2face Automatic Doppelganger (ref. H32856705) Swiss Watches

For the upcoming Baselworld 2013 event, the Swiss watchmaker Hamilton has prepared a model that, while being extremely simple, has a really good chance of standing from the huge crowd of second-tier brands. Taking the idea of a two-faced watch a trifle further than before, the former American manufacturer has prepared a watch that displays time, while allowing you to admire one of its two movements. Meet the Hamilton Jazzmaster Face2face (ref. H32856705).

Hamilton Jazzmaster Auto Chrono (Ref. H32596551) Swiss Watches

Hamilton has recently updated its Jazzmaster family with a new automatic chronograph that sports a fairly fresh Caliber H21 automatic movement that we have already seen on the Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Patrol model that was presented back in February. Based on the time-proven ETA Valjoux 7750 ebauche, the movement features an upgraded energy storage module with the maximum power reserve extended over 60 hours.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Automatic Chronograph Swiss Watches

Look who has just got a sibling! The military-styled Hamilton Khaki Pilot (ref. H64715885) automatic watch that was first revealed back in early 2010 has just received a younger brother. Called Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Chronograph (ref. H646666735), the new automatic watch from the legendary brand nicely fits a bullet-proof ETA Valjoux 7753 movement into the same mid-sized body of a tactical timekeeper.

Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Patrol Automatic Swiss Watches

The new Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Patrol (refs. H76556331, H76556131, and H76566751) automatic wrist watch looks like an evolution of the stealthy Hamilton Khaki X-Mach Pilot watch that was presented almost exactly three years ago in February, 2009. The difference between the two? Well, preserving all the controls and being powered by virtually the same movement, the new version now lets you convert nautical miles into statute miles and back. And the watch has also become smaller.

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