Although it’s an American brand, with American roots, the Hamilton brand is now fully Swiss, and has been under the ownership of the Swatch group since 1974. First formed in 1892, they went on to become suppliers to the ‘modern’ railroad companies – supplying accurate watches to help with timings of the trains.

Taking that a step further, they supplied the U.S. Airmail service and have gone on to produce some ‘world firsts’ such as the Ventura which was the world’s first watch powered by a battery and Pulsar (1957), they also created the first LED watch in 1970.

Hamilton have been seen on the wrists of legends, perhaps the most famous being Elvis Presley in his ‘Blue Hawaii’ film.

Founded in 1892

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