Hamilton Electric Ventura 14K Gold Black Dial Watch
Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric 14K Solid Gold Ventura watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 164 to 169, it was released in January, 1957 with an original price of $200.00. 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.
This example has a Christmas dedication on the back dating it to the first year of release in 1957, "Lee From Your Loving Wife Mary Lou 12-25-57." 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 Ventura truly symbolizes the unique character of Hamilton Electric watches. 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. This would be a great watch to add to a Hamilton Electric collection.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Ventura
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: With dedication dating this example to 1957, Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, S091623, S&W
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Black Strap with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ., U.S.A.,
SIZE: 31mm without crown | 49mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" Logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, Expertly Refinished, marked Hamilton Electric and Pat. Pending below the 6 position
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 a NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.