Hamilton RailRoad Automatic Lady's Watch
One of the odder new 2010 model watches from Hamilton is the RailRoad Automatic collection. For both men and woman, the watches can't seem to shake the fact that their most distinctive feature is borrow from the popular Cartier Roadster collection. The crown mixed with the date window magnifier lens on the sapphire crystal is just too connected to Cartier. Sure Hamilton does it a bit differently, but watch lovers know exactly where the design was taken from. Other than that there is no Cartier in the design. The dial feels retro, but not retro inspired. It just sort of feel like a lot of random elements from classic watches from the 1940s - 1960s where thrown into the RailRoad Automatic design. The ladies model here is 38mm wide, and available in gold plating (as seen). Look at the watch hands, do they not look like fingers and appear as though they have French tips? Inside the watch is a Swiss 2824-2 automatic movement. The white leather strap goes well with the gold plated case and has an interesting metal port hole, which is a unique look. Prices start at $890 for the lady's models.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.