Hamilton Electric Prototype Gold Dial Meteor
0ffered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Meteor watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 138 and 139, it was released in June 1960 with an original price of $125 with metal band and $110 with leather strap. It is signed on the dial, case, movement, crown, band and buckle. It runs great and keeps time to well under 30 seconds variation per day and has a brand new battery just installed. The hack function works properly, and the watch starts right up each time the crown is pushed in from the setting position to the running position.
This example has a prototype all gold dial. These have only been obtained through the Hamilton design department, and this one was obtained directly from René Rondeau.
The Meteor is one of the rarest of the Hamilton Electrics, with an estimated production of about 3000. It exemplifies the futuristic styling philosophy of Richard Arbib. The "Space Race" was on and what better to represent the future than a watch named Meteor with a tail trailing off at 7 o'clock.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Prototype Dial Meteor
CASE: 10K Gold Filled
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 10K Gold Filled, S&W, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, S555221, S&W
BAND/BRACELET: New Old Stock Genuine Lizard Brown Hamilton Band with Hamilton marked Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented ADJ, U.S.A.
SIZE: 29mm without crown, and 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Gold Filled, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, with some very light brassing on edges
DIAL: Aged Original Finish Prototype
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Tone Daulphine Hour and Minute Hands with correct black inserts, and Red Tipped Pointer Seconds Hand
BAND: New Old Stock
Guaranteed to arrive in fine working order, or money back upon return, or return for any reason within 7 days for a full refund. I am an NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.