The long, tapered hands and hour markers are also typical of all Hamilton Railroad watches. What is unusual, however, is that the main dial of the Hamilton American Classic Railroad Small Second Auto is merely a minute scale. It also has only one hour and one minute hand. The high-precision Hamilton second hand is found on the smaller dial, which is placed at the eight o'clock position. This is the peculiarity that gives the model the name Small Second, which is English for small second or small second. The placement at eight o'clock instead of nine o'clock makes the dial deliberately asymmetrical. It is not optically balanced by the date display at three o'clock and thus gives the watch a subtle individual touch that discreetly expresses your personality.
A hidden reference?
When you look at the details of the Hamilton American Classic Railroad Small Second Auto, one number jumps out at you: 42. The watch has a 42 mm case diameter and an automatic transmission with a 42-hour power reserve. This may be a coincidence, but science fiction fans will probably find this number suspiciously familiar. It is the answer to the question about the universe, life and all the rest from the famous novel series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Perhaps another inconspicuous feature of the Hamilton American Classic Railroad Small Second Auto?