A dependable watch is one you’ll never want to remove from your wrist. Better yet, you shouldn’t have to. It’s tough enough to take out in the field (wherever that is) and sharp enough for, let’s say, the office. The Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Auto is just that — it excels in daily life. And this particular dive watch is a superb choice for both first-time mechanical watch buyers and those looking for a quality mechanical timepiece that is sub-$1k. It is at once a rugged watch that moonlights as a handsome everyday timepiece making it more than just a diver.

Which is why Gear Patrol has teamed up with Hamilton for a very limited-edition version of the watch brand’s distinguished dive watch. This first-of-its-kind creation for Hamilton has produced a very limited run of these Gear Patrol Special Edition timepieces.

This Swiss-made watch features a robust 40mm stainless steel case with a uni-directional, ratcheting bezel. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal ensures protection while the black dial is well-suited for legibility in low light with its large luminous trapezoidal cardinal hour indices and printed 24-hour track.

Key Specs

Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: H-10 Automatic
Crystal: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 10 bar (100 m)/145 psi (328 ft)
Bracelet: Stainless steel link bracelet with locking clasp
Strap: Black NATO-style nylon strap with brushed stainless steel hardware

Inside, the acclaimed three-hand H-10 Automatic movement beats at 21600 bph and boasts an 80-hour power reserve and quickset date. A blaze orange sweep-second hand adds distinction to this unique special edition timepiece.

The Gear Patrol Special Edition Watch comes mounted on your choice of the standard stainless steel link bracelet or the black NATO-style nylon strap with orange interior and brushed stainless steel hardware — another understated nod to the tried-and-true Gear Patrol colors.

This limited production diver is the perfect sidekick for all your pursuits. Grab yours now before they’re all gone.