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I ordered mine with a special limitation number. Still waiting. Despite all the people who think it is too large, I had it on my wrist and decided it fits just right. So now Hamilton is challenging my patience...
: I love Hamilton - I have 7 Hamilton watches and plan to acquire
: many more....(Jeff, if you ever tire of your panda dial
: Chronomatic w/original bracelet, please, please put me first on
: the list). And I love the design of this new piece, and I would
: love to own one of these. That being said....
: The price point ($2k), the size (42mm) and the limited number to be
: produced make absolutely no sense.
: Bringing the watch to market at $2,000 shows you that Hamilton is
: not marketing this to normal Hamilton watch buyers as Hamilton's
: normal average price point is just below $1,000 and producing
: only 1968 copies of the watch guarantees that Hamilton will not
: make a lot of money from this watch......which then begs the
: question; if its not for your average everyday Hamilton buyer,
: then who is it for?
: Limited edition watches (and vintage inspired homages) are more
: often than not, marketed to passionate watch collectors, not
: everyday watch buyers, so why then size this (very beautiful,
: vintage inspired timepiece) at 42mm? Collectors and fans of the
: Chrono-Matic and "carrera-esque" Hamiltons from the
: 60s and early 70s certainly would want something between 38mm
: and 40mm (max) but 42mm? Thats big.