Hamilton Electric Van Horn 14K Diamond Dial Watch
Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric DIAMOND DIAL Van Horn watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 193-194, it was released in January of 1957 with an original price of $300.00. It is signed on the dial, case, crown, and movement. 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. It has been updated to a 505 movement with NOS D-Pin contact, so it will run virtually as it did when it left the factory around 60 years ago.
The Van Horn was one of the original two watches introduced on January 3rd, 1957 when Hamilton announced to the world, the first battery powered watch. It was named for John Van Horn, the director of Research and Development for Hamilton, who spearheaded the electric watch project.
The diamond dial version of the Van Horn is very rare, and was priced at a very substantial $300.00 versus $175.00 for the standard dial. That is almost double the price!! The dial on this watch has the ORIGINAL FINISH, and is in superb condition.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Diamond Dial Van Horn
CASE: 14K Solid Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, S&W, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, S446293, S&W
BAND/BRACELET: New Genuine Leather Black Calf Grain Watch Strap With Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 Electric, Marked Hamilton 505 Patented, ADJ. U.S.A.
SIZE: 35mm without crown | 45mm lug to lug
CROWN: Gold, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
DIAL: Excellent, with ORIGINAL FINISH, marked Hamilton Electric, and Pat. Pending below the 6 position
HANDS: Gold Dauphine hour and minute hands, and gold seconds hand, all correct for this watch
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.