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Lady Peanut Gets A Hamilton Ventura.

A few weeks ago we were at Bicester Village and we saw a Hamilton Ventura S with a white strap and Mother of Pearl face. P tried it on and although the price was right and it looked great on she was not to be tempted.

Today we returned and that exact model had gone. Instead they had the same one but with 9 diamonds in lieu of the batons. It was more money but this time she was smitten and O now has a black faced Ventura on a stainless bracelet and this white faced version on a white strap.

This is a very stylish and unusual Art Deco looking watch which really stands out from the crowd and suits Peanut perfectly.

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Watch Collection No 25 – Hamilton Ventura Elvis 80

I wrote about this watch way back in March 2015, not long after it was announced And commented on how much I liked it. Well today I got to try it and I just loved the rubber strap version on the wrist.

The case curves around your wrist  making it wear smaller than its size and also making it a very comfortable wear. I’m feeling very happy about this wrist treat!

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Hamilton Releases New Photos Of The Ventura 80


Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 Auto

Paying tribute to what would have been the King of Rock and Roll’s 80th birthday, this handsome black watch offers 80 hours of power reserve. The Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 Auto breaks challenging new technical and design ground with its steeply sloped crystal and curved dial, contemporary case architecture and intricate attachment fixture. The legend lives on…


Hamilton Ventura Elvis80 Quartz

Stunning contemporary case architecture, intricate design detail and an asymmetric attachment fixture are teamed with a Swiss quartz movement to make a clearly modern statement. Attached by a black leather band , the watch sits comfortably on the wrist. Just as Elvis’s fusion of country music and rhythm and blues was way ahead of its time, this unisex watch has its eye firmly fixed on the future.

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Hamilton Ventura 80 – Baselworld 2015


Hamilton watches have released a new Ventura in order to commemorate what would have been Elvis’s 80th birthday this past January 8th, 2015. The watch will be available in 4 variations: Quartz, with a stainless steel case and a choice between rubber or steel bracelet and an automatic, H-10 80 hour power reserve movement, with a black case and this time a choice between rubber or leather strap.


I already have a Hamiton Ventura automatic  as below and I simply love this watch.  I love Elvis and I love the Ventura! I know the Ventura’s are a very provocative watch, with most people either loving them or hating them, or secretly loving them but not daring enough to wear one. Lately I have been pretty content with my watch collection and the only things catching my eye are things beyond my pocket such as a Patek Phillippe Aquanaut but when I saw this I really was smitten. However, at 42,5 x 44,6 mm in size I will have to try one on as it might just be too big for me.

The one I like is the stainless steel face with stainless steel bracelet.


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The Hamilton Bagley


These were announced at Baselworld and have been available since August but as we don’t get out much here at Beastie Folly these have only just caught our eye. Both myself and Lady P like the look of this watch so we will track one down in the flesh to have a proper look. Hamilton’s promotional blurb is a glorious exercise in flowery language and I particularly like, “applied indexes visually seduce with their feminine appeal”.

“Lass” I said to Mrs P, “Any watch that visually seduces with its feminine appeal is a match for your wrist.” Well Ok I didn’t say that  but I’m going to. I’m saving it for when she tries it on in the shop!

£420 and £440 in the larger size. I’ll let you know if we still love it when we have tried it on Lady Peanut’s wrist.

The shaping of the Hamilton Bagley gains its uniqueness through varying heights between the horizontal and vertical case edges and an intriguing combination of straight and curved lines. The sides of the case extend to become elegant lugs. A love of detail is evident in the watch’s domed, multi-level dial with a stamped central panel in a quilted effect. This rises like a protective archway above the small, circular second counter at 6 o’clock. Sword-shaped pink gold plated hands and matching applied indexes visually seduce with their feminine appeal.

Accommodating every successful woman’s desire to be different, the Hamilton Bagley comes in two sizes and with a choice of attachment variations. Adding a note of nobility is a genuine ostrich leather strap in beige with a pin buckle. Alternatively, a three-row stainless steel bracelet with an easy click fasten is confidently contemporary. The special fastening mechanism makes it simple to alternate between the two straps should the wearer wish to have both to meet the specific demands of all occasions and moods.