Hamilton Electric Altair Watch
Offered is a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Altair watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 130-133, it was released in December 1961 with an original price of $125.00 (metal band) and $110.00 (leather strap). 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. 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.
The Altair is probably the most coveted of all the Hamilton Electrics among collectors. It had a very small production run of around 1600, so it is also very rare.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Altair
CASE: 10K Gold Filled
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 10K Gold Filled, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 10K Gold Filled, E78045
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Black Calf Grain strap with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ, U.S.A.
SIZE: 32mm without crown | 39mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, correct, with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, with NO BRASSING, with well done repairs at the lug attachments
DIAL: Excellent, Expertly Refinished, Marked Hamilton Electric
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Tone Baton Style Hour and Minute Hands and pointer seconds hand, all correct for this watch
BAND: Brand New
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 a NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.