Being in the same price range, which of the two would you choose as a field watch?
I would go with the S Alpinist. I Just love how that hole dial looks
The Hamilton. With the Hammy you're getting a monumental power reserve of 80 hours with the same 21600 A/h frequency as the 6R35. Plus, the Powermatic 80 now usually comes in standard with the Nivachron antimagnetic hairspring. The Khaki Field also has a cleaner, more versatile design.
TBH, Seiko isn't good bang for the buck any longer, and QC issues are notorious.
specs-wise you get more for your money with the Hamilton. I tried both and the Hamilton with its flatter profile did fit my 6,5" wrist better.
However...I would still go with the Alpinist as I prefer the looks. The dial on the khaki is a bit too busy. Without the 24 hours indicators the khaki would be my favorite.
Think I would go with the seiko but would have to change the bracelet to a nato or something as I have lost x2 seikos due to bracelet issues, however, I do have a Hamilton khaki field and do love it
Realistically - about 7 vintage watches you’ve never heard of, and a couple even with a pin-pallet movement for good measure.
otherwise, Hamilton Khaki - I just do classic field, and whilst I prefer UK field, US ones are sweet in their own way. I haven‘t boarded the Seiko train, and the Alpinist is twice the price it was a few years ago but is not twice the watch. Plus Seiko are taking the piss out of you all now with their failing QC.
Oh! Pin-pallet movement??? Tell me more!!!
Alpinist for me!
Hamilton all day, more watch for your money. I had an alpinist and strange for a seiko I found it uncomfortable also not worth the price.
I actually ordered both last month - and returned the Seiko.
The Hamilton just connected with me more. Both were very good - if I had the Seiko with nothing to compare it against I would have happily kept it, but with both in hand (which I would suggest you try if possible) the Hamilton won me over!
I have both , and love them both . it's the Hamilton that gets more time on the wrist , as it is a bit inconspicuous at work. Alpinist becomes more dressier of the two
The hip bone is connected to the thigh bone
The thigh bone is connected to… a structurally unsound connection designed to wear down over time due to friction
I have owned both the SARB017 Alpinist and the Hamilton Khaki Auto 38mm. The Hamilton is a true field watch. The Alpinist is nice, but it isn’t a traditional field watch. If you are looking for a field watch I would go with the Hammy on leather.
Alpinist for me
Alpinist. Better specs and more unique looking in my opinion.
even as a complete seiko nerd the 80 hr power reserve on the Hammy is pretty cool and if you wanted a strait up black dial and a real field watch look you go with the Hamilton.. IF you go for the sarb get that greeeeeeen dial ;) and pray you get one with everything in check qc wise (buy in person if possible)
Sounds to me like you're just looking to stir up some trouble.