Hamilton Electric "To A Craftsman" 14K Polaris
Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Polaris watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on page 151, it was released in June 1960 with an original price of $150.00. It is Six Times signed on the dial, case, movement, crown, band & 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 is a special Polaris, in that it was a Hamilton Award watch given to employees after 15 years of service. Information can be found on page 201 of "The Watch Of The Future." Employees had a choice of either Electric or Mechanical watch. The dedication was photo-etched on the back and special dials were made with a large "H" logo.
The Polaris has an understated eccentricity. It was definitely a fine dress watch of its day, but had that little extra that really made it stand out as a Hamilton Electric. It differs from the Polaris II in that the case opens from the rear, so it is able to have the teardrop shaped dial and crystal, giving it a little something extra. Surprisingly, there were only around 6,100 of these watches produced, so they are not all too common. As a plus, it has had a BRAND NEW OLD STOCK D-PIN installed in the balance, so it will run virtually as it did from the factory.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric 14K Hamilton Award Polaris
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, P576526, Star W.C. Co.
BAND/BRACELET: Gently Used (Probably Original) Genuine Crocodile Hamilton Band with matching Hamilton Marked Gold Filled Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ, U.S.A.
SIZE: 30mm without crown, and 37mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, with correct Dedication on Back
DIAL: Very Good, Orignial Finish, marked Hamilton Electric, with correct Large "H" below the 12 for Factory Award Watches
HANDS: Excellent, Dauphine Style Hour and Minute Hands, and Red Pointer Seconds Hand, all correct for this watch
BAND: Very Good, Genuine Crocodile Hamilton Marked
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.