There seems to be a lot of interest in older Filofax binders these days, so I thought I would share some pictures of my personal size Hamilton. This binder dates, I believe, from the late 1990s. It is the predecessor to the Kendal, and is rather similar to that model but utilizes more leather. Interestingly this is the only non-English binder which I’ve seen to include a country of origin; it was made in China.
The Hamilton is made of oiled leather. It feels very natural. This binder is somewhat heavier than most personal size models I’ve held, due presumably to the large amount of leather in the construction.
There are two pen loops, a zip pocket, an ID window, five card slots, and a slip pocket inside. The rings are standard 23mm size.
This full height slip pocket is on the outside of the back cover.
I am using this binder to store various inserts. I bought it to hold onto in case I ever need a binder with more wallet-like design than my Winchester offers. This is a very robust, sturdy and well made binder. I love the feel of the leather, the double pen loops, and the practical pocket layout.