The Military Products Division is an outgrowth of the World War II period. As in past national defense emergencies, Hamilton was called on to supply critical timing mechanisms for the war in Vietnam. The division manufactures fuzes, timing release mechanisms, and safety and arming devices. More than 60 pure metals and alloys in the form of close tolerance strip, ultra thin foil and fine wire are turned out by
the Hamilton Precision Metals Division. Some of these are worth 20 times their weight in gold and are so thin they can be punctured by a fleck of dust. Among its products is Placovar", Hamilton's trade name for platinum-cobalt magnets. Originally developed for the electric watch, Placovar magnets perform a vital function in traveling wave tubes used in communication satellites as well as in manned space projects. Hamilton's growth
has been based on the precept of providing products and service of the highest quality and value. By hewing rigorously to this policy since it was founded in 1892, the company has traveled the path of progress. From the train age to the space age.