Earlier this year, we introduced you to two new Hamilton Jazzmaster Railroads, one of which was the Small Seconds variation that earned most of the attention–and for good reason. It combines the classic Jazzmaster aesthetics with a new movement boasting a sub-seconds dial at 8 o’clock, a placement you just don’t see that often at Hamilton’s price range.
The Railroad lineup celebrate’s Hamilton’s history with producing railroad pocket watches out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Although Hamilton is no longer keeping America’s trains running on time, their Railroad lineup incorporates design elements that pay homage to such a critical time in America’s history. The 42mm stainless steel case, for example, features smooth, rounded sides reminiscent of pocket watch cases while the chapter rings on both the primary and sub-seconds dial resemble train tracks.
This year, Hamilton introduced several new calibers that ETA developed for the brand. Inside the Hamilton Jazzmaster Railroad Small Seconds is Hamilton caliber H-22, one of these new movements which features a date at 3 o’clock and a small seconds at the 8 o’clock position. The movement can be seen through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back. It’s rated water resistant to 50m.
There are two sunray dial variations, black and silver, and each can be had on a polished steel bracelet or a black alligator strap with deployant. The bracelet, which is a new model for Hamilton, also carries a railroad vibe as the links look a little like train tracks. Both models will be available in October of this year. With the bracelet, the Railroad Small Seconds is $1,395 while the leather strap comes in at $1,295.