Service Recommendations for Hamilton Watches
It is recommended that Hamilton watches be checked by a professional at least every one to two years to ensure optimal reliability and long life. Like all precise instruments, a Hamilton watch needs the attentive care of a qualified technician, and to ensure that the watch maintains its water-resistance, its sealing features should be tested at every checkup.
Our Expertise at Fixing Hamilton Watches
The art of restoring Hamilton watches is a rare and delicate practice, and it should only be carried out by knowledgeable, well-trained master watchmakers. Our small team of experts at Manhattan Time Service uses the most up-to-date techniques and equipment available in the industry, and each member of the team receives continuous training in order to improve the level of service we can offer our customers. Every Hamilton watch sent to us is meticulously examined by a master watchmaker and each receives a series of closely monitored tests, which allows us to prepare a free detailed estimate before any work is completed.
Services We Provide for Hamilton Watches
Hamilton Models We Repair
A truly American company, the Hamilton Watch Company was founded in 1892 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Developing the series of pocket watches known as Broadway Limited, or later as the “Watch of Railroad Accuracy,” Hamilton’s railroad pocket watches put a near stop to the epidemic of serious railroad accidents.
During the 1920s, Hamilton was awarded the prestigious task of supplying wristwatches to the US Armed Forces. The first of these wristwatches was used by General “Black Jack” Pershing and his troops who were fighting in trenches in Europe. During WWII, Hamilton halted all production of its consumer watches to concentrate its efforts on producing one million watches for US soldiers.
Hamilton was also the first to produce a marine chronometer via modern manufacturing methods, and roughly 10,000 Hamilton marine chronometers experienced direct action in World War II.
Hamilton released a breakthrough in the industry in 1957 by unveiling the Ventura, the world’s first electric (battery-powered) watch, which reached stardom in 1961 when Elvis Presley wore the watch in the film, Blue Hawaii.
What Makes Hamilton Watches Unique
Hamilton watches embody the true American spirit of uniqueness, style and functionality and led the way for 21st century watchmaking. Hamilton watches not only served its country and supported US troops, but they have gained notoriety through appearances in over 300 different movies.