Hamilton Electric Pacer 14K Gold (Ventura II) Watch Unengraved
Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric 14K Solid Gold Pacer (Ventura II) watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 146 to 150, it was released 1965-67 and was intended to be given as an award watch. It is signed on the dial, case, movement, and crown. 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.
The Solid Gold Pacer was only made as an award watch. None were sold in retail stores. There were two versions of this watch. The first 400 were made for use by GE as award watches with 500A movements and Ventura style dials. A few years later, 75-100 were made with 505 movements and Pacer style dials. These were requested by Kraft, but they were slow to take delivery (stretching the awards from 1965-67) so Hamilton sold some of the remaining stock to another company, Sanders & Thomas. The serial number range for this watch is thought to be from R458090 to R458165 according to Rene Rondeau's book. This example is unengraved on the back, and with the serial number R458166, it may have been the last, or one of the last ones made. This watch was serviced by Rene Rondeau back in 2010 for the son of the original owner who received it as a retirement gift from "Swift & Co," and Rene noted "no engraving" in his notes. Since no other 14K Pacers are known with a "Swift" engraving, they may have just sent this watch out with no engraving, closing out existing inventory.
It has had a NEW OLD STOCK D-PIN installed in the balance, so it will run virtually as it did from the factory. It also features a great ORIGINAL FINISH BLACK DIAL.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric 14K Pacer (Ventura II)
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14 Karat Gold, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, R458166, Star W. C. CO.
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Black Leather Strap with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 Electric, Marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ., U.S.A.
SIZE: 32mm without crown | 46mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Gold Tone, marked with the "H" Logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, with ORIGINAL FINISH, marked Hamilton Electric
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Dauphine hour and minute hands, red tip pointer seconds hand, all correct for this watch
BAND: Brand New
Guaranteed to arrive in fine working order, or your money back, or return for a refund for any reason within 7 days if not satisfied. I am a NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.