Hamilton Watches Vancouver


When you buy a Hamilton watch, you buy a piece of US history. Stylish and sophisticated they may be, but it’s precision that made the name Hamilton legendary in watchmaking. The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in 1892, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At that time, America was in the midst of a major infrastructure development and Hamilton’s precision timepieces were credited with playing an important role in the safety of the expanding railroad network as they were used to synchronise timings and prevent collisions.

But the role of Hamilton watches in North American history doesn’t end there. In 1918 the company’s reputation for quality and accuracy in timekeeping saw it selected to keep the newly created US coast to coast mail service running efficiently. And so began a relationship with aviation that survives to this day. Hamilton is the Official Timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

When it comes to choosing a watch, of course you want one that looks smart. But it’s important to remember that this is a functional piece first and foremost. Whether it’s catching a train, getting to the airport on time or being punctual and professional at work, precision timekeeping is crucial.

Innovation has played its part in the story of Hamilton watches too. In 1957, Hamilton launched the world’s first electrical watch powered by a battery and Pulsar. The Ventura’s unique triangular design is iconic and came to be known as the Elvis watch after The King wore it in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii. In fact, Hamilton watches have been synonymous with Hollywood since way before Elvis began making films.

Hamilton watches made their silver screen debut in 1932, in the Marlene Dietrich movie ‘Shanghai Express’. And recent blockbusters including Interstellar and The Martian have featured Hamilton watches too.

In 1970, Hamilton released the first LED digital watch to the market and in 1974 the company joined forces with major Swiss watchmaker, Swatch. This collaboration saw ETA movement incorporated into Hamilton watches in 2011 – another innovation in watch design and technology.

Hamilton watches represent the perfect synergy between American style and Swiss watchmaking expertise. Respected and revered as a sign of success, a Hamilton watch is more than a timepiece – it is a piece of time. This iconic brand played its part in selling the American dream and inspiring generations to strive for what they want in life. Precise, stylish and intrinsically linked to both innovation and pop culture, Hamilton is the perfect choice of watch for that special someone on a special occasion.

You can browse our Hamilton collection online, or to get a closer look, pop into the Arctic Fame store in Park Royal South, Vancouver.