Altair Custom Made Homage


Here's your chance to own an interesting reproduction of the iconic Hamilton Electric Altair. This watch was originally sold to a collector by René Rondeau many years ago and has now become available once more. It is made of a silver tone material and was plated for added brilliance. Some of the plating has begun to wear away, but it is still very presentable on the wrist. It was fitted with one of the Hamilton factory quartz conversion movements, because the case is not thick enough to house a conventional 505 movement. René said, that the dial was custom made as well, so there was a lot of time put into this project. This is definitely a "one of a kind."

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. The dramatic Arbib styling is not the principle reason for it's rarity. The detached lugs are prone to bending or breaking if one is not careful in how tightly they wear the watch. This makes surviving Altairs even more rare.

The Altair represents what makes these Hamilton Electric Watches so unique. It was far ahead of its time in styling and mechanics making it a must for a complete Hamilton Electric collection.    

BRAND:  Reproduction of the original Altair

GENDER:  Mens 

CASE:  10K Gold Filled 

CASE BACK:  Unmarked

BAND/BRACELET:  Brand New Brown Genuine Crocodile band with matching silver tone buckle

MOVEMENT:  Factory Quartz Conversion

SIZE:  32mm without crown | 39mm lug to lug    

CROWN:  Excellent, silver tone, unmarked


     CRYSTAL:  Excellent, Glass, with no cracks 

     CASE:  Good, with some wear of the plating

     DIAL:  Custom Reproduction Interpretation

     HANDS:  Excellent

     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.

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