Though it can be difficult to find them, a number of Hamilton watches from the 1960’s and 70’s have become darlings of the vintage watch world in the past decade. In response to this cult status, Hamilton has designed the Intra-matic 68, a fitting homage to two of its most popular models. Though primarily based on Hamilton’s “Chronograph B,” the Intra-matic 68 also integrates design elements from Hamilton’s Chrono-matic with a date window and automatic movement.
This reissue hits so many marks. From its dome-shaped dial and curved hands, to its vintage-style pushers and solid steel caseback, to its perfect reverse-panda dial, the Intra-matic 68 looks like watch that was designed forty or fifty years ago, yet Hamilton has intelligently updated its size for a modern age. This budget-friendly chronograph packs inspired vintage design and contemporary wearability – easily making it one of our top picks this year.