Hamilton Electric Spectra Employee Award Watch With Original Strap
Offered is this fully serviced (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) 14K Solid Gold Hamilton Electric Spectra watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 157-158 and 201, it was released in July of 1957 with an original price of $150.00. It is signed on the dial, case, movement, crown, strap and buckle. It runs great and keeps time to well under 30 seconds variation per day. The watch 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 Spectra, 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 Spectra was the third watch in the Electric series, following the Ventura and Van Horn. This one is the complete with original tan strap with 14K Buckle. It has a great asymmetrical touch, in that the case is broader and thicker at the 12 position. The lines radiating out from the dial at the 6 position compliment the case shape, and give this watch a classic look that is sure to turn heads. Original Spectra watches were fitted with 500 movements, but this one has been upgraded to a 505 movement. As a plus, it has had a NEW OLD STOCK D-PIN installed in the balance, so it will run virtually as it did from the factory.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Spectra
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold-Biggs, "To A Craftsman The Product of His Craft" Presented to C.L.Wagner For Long And Loyal Service, Hamilton Watch Co. 1957, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, 58053
BAND/BRACELET: Original Tan Strap with 14K Hamilton Signed Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505 Patented, ADJ., USA
SIZE: 35mm without crown | 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Gold, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, Silver, Original Finish
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Dauphine hour and minute hands, and gold seconds hand, all correct for this watch
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.