Hamilton Electric 14K White Gold Diamond Dial Ventura
Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric 14K Solid White Gold Diamond Dial Ventura watch. Pictured in Rene Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 166, it was released in January 1957 with an original price of $300.00. It is signed on the dial, case, crown, movement, strap 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 had the markings removed from the inside of the case back, but it is definitely a genuine White Ventura.
The Ventura was the first of the Hamilton Electrics released, along with the conservative Van Horn. The shape reflects the "boomerang" motif which was common in that era, and was designed by Richard Arbib. Even the crown symbolized the new "Electric" watch, obviously being much too small to wind. The White Gold version is very rare, and Diamond Dial version is rarer still. The Ventura truly symbolizes the unique character of Hamilton Electric watches. 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. This would be a great watch to add to a Hamilton Electric collection.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Ventura
CASE: 14K Solid White Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, and inside is unmarked
BAND/BRACELET: New Old Stock Black Suede Hamilton Strap with Hamilton Marked Silver Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ., U.S.A.,
SIZE: 31mm without crown, and 49mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" Logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 14K White Gold with EXTREMELY SHARP EDGES
DIAL: Excellent, Expertly Refinished, marked Hamilton Electric
HANDS: Excellent, Dauphine hour and minute hands, and 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 an NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.