More than just accurate to the second
On the outer edge of the dial of the Hamilton American Classic Pan Europ Day Date Auto, on a different coloured background, there is a line scale for the time display. Wide, clearly emphasized lines mark the hour positions, which are inscribed on the bezel in Arabic numerals rather than the hour. Much shorter lines mark the seconds. However, this is not precise enough for the Pan Europ. Subdividing the seconds once again by five further lines enables you to read the time to the nearest fifth of a second. In the classic position next to the three o'clock mark, the indication of the day of the week and the day of the month in the classic position seems almost irrelevant.
Classic American all over Europe
The name of the Hamilton American Classic Pan Europ Day Date car can be a bit confusing at first sight. American Classic means translated American classic, which refers to the classic American style of the watch. It is not a real American watch, as the inscription "SWISS MADE", made in Switzerland, at the six o'clock position indicates. Pan Europ, on the other hand, means all of Europe. This probably means that the Hamilton American Classic Pan Europ Day Date Auto is an American-style watch that has been adapted to the tastes of European watch connoisseurs and is therefore always at home on both continents.