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5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant old-world design
This Baume & Mercier 8820 Hampton automatic watch is an elegant dess watch done in an art-deco style. The smallish rectangular design runs counter to the current large watch trend -- witness the larger Rolex Dajejust II & Day-Date II. This ultimately timeless design will hold up nicely well after the current large watch fad is over.

This particular model...
Published on December 22, 2011 by S. Fazli

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2.0 out of 5 stars Make sure you get a properly functioning watch
This is the first time i got an automatic/mechanical watch and I thought i had a good deal when i brought this watch for 1733 particularly as it is supposed an annual calender. Maybe there is a reason they can offer such deals as the watch was very inaccurate. After following the instructions I gave it a few days thinking it needs time of continuous wearing for it to run...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant old-world design, December 22, 2011
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S. Fazli (New Jersey, USA) - See all my reviews
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This Baume & Mercier 8820 Hampton automatic watch is an elegant dess watch done in an art-deco style. The smallish rectangular design runs counter to the current large watch trend -- witness the larger Rolex Dajejust II & Day-Date II. This ultimately timeless design will hold up nicely well after the current large watch fad is over.

This particular model features an annual calendar movement that you'll only need to correct once a year for leap year. Sounds like a bigger benefit than it is, since you'll need to adjust for time about once a week anyway. The level of accuracy I observed is is about 8-10 seconds a day, not bad for an automatic movement that's not chronometer certified. Remember, if you really wanted a 100% accurate watch with perpetual calendar, you'd have gone with one of the excellent Japanese solar-atomic jobs.

On balance, I'm very happy with my Hampton -- it looks great, feels exquisitely finished and will last you a long time. For those unfamiliar with the Baume & Mercier, it's very old and respected Swiss brand made by the same company that also makes Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre, IWC and several other top Swiss watches.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars jewelry, November 29, 2011
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Is a amazing watch. Perfect!
The only point is the bracelet is short!
I'm extremely happy withe my new Buame Mercier
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2.0 out of 5 stars Make sure you get a properly functioning watch, January 11, 2013
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This is the first time i got an automatic/mechanical watch and I thought i had a good deal when i brought this watch for 1733 particularly as it is supposed an annual calender. Maybe there is a reason they can offer such deals as the watch was very inaccurate. After following the instructions I gave it a few days thinking it needs time of continuous wearing for it to run well. But no, i had to correct time every few minutes and it would run fast more than an hour or two every day. After researching online i learnt that even a new automatic watch is supposed to be accurate to within a few seconds to maximum a minute every day and if it is off more than that it is very likely defective. I wonder what is the use of an annual calender if we need to adjust time every 20 minutes.The watch looks OK otherwise though nothing special. At the very least i expected to be contacted by Baume & Mercier to enquire about return and possible explanation.

I am giving it 2 stars only because of the excellent amazon service, everything including talking to customer care at amazon was smooth as usual. i don't know how they manage to do such a good job considering the volume.

Overall from my experience i would recommend this brand only as a last resort and definitely not if it sells anywhere near the list price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The everyday watch I've been craving....., August 30, 2012
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Love the watch. It's now my main, everyday watch because it works with both business and business casual looks. I don't think the new Hamptons have the same all-year calendar, so this model may be the one to snag.
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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality - Don't buy this brand!, February 18, 2011
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Less than one month after receiving the watch, the minute and hour hands no longer moved, yet the second hand continued. Looks great but DEFINITELY NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
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