Hamilton Electric Van Horn 14K Black Dial Watch


Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Van Horn watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 193-194, it was released in January of 1957 with an original price of $175.00. It is four times 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 had the movement upgraded to a 505 movement with a New Old Stock D-Pin contact installed.

The Van Horn was one of the original two watches introduced on January 3rd, 1957, when Hamilton announced to the world the first battery powered watch. It was named for John Van Horn, the director of Research and Development for Hamilton, who spearheaded the electric watch project. This one has a mint, original finish black dial. It would make a great addition to a Hamilton Electric collection.

BRAND:  Hamilton Electric Van Horn 

GENDER:  Mens 

CASE:  14K Solid Yellow Gold 

CASE BACK:  Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, S&W, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, S046517, S&W 

BAND/BRACELET:  Brand New Genuine Leather Calf Grain Black Band with Matching Gold Tone Buckle

MOVEMENT:  505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ., USA

SIZE:  35mm without crown | 45mm lug to lug

CROWN:  Excellent, marked with the "H" Logo

CONDITION:  Excellent

     CRYSTAL:  Excellent, with no cracks 

     CASE:  Excellent, with sharp edges

     DIAL:  Excellent, Black, Original, marked Hamilton Electric, and Pat. Pending below the 6 position

     HANDS:  Gold Dauphine hour and minute hands and gold 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.

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