Hamilton Electric 14K Yellow Gold Savitar

$1,095

Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Savitar watch.  Pictured in Rene Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on page 154, it was released in June of 1961, with an original price of $175.  It is five times signed on the dial, case, movement, crown, and strap.  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.

The Savitar was the feature watch for the introduction of the new improved 505 movement.  It has a triangular shape similar to the Ventura and Pacer (with the exception of the point being at the 3 o'clock position rather than the 9 o'clock position), but with a round dial.  This may have been an attempt at a compromise to appeal to the conservative Hamilton buyer, without abandoning the Richard Arbib inspired styling of the Electric series.  Sales were disappointing, however, so the production of the Savitar was a very low, with an estimated 2700 pieces, so this is a rare find.  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.  It would be a great addition to a Hamilton Electric collection.

BRAND:  Hamilton Electric 14K Savitar

GENDER:  Mens 

CASE:  Solid 14K Yellow Gold 

CASE BACK:  Marked Hamilton, 14 Karat Gold, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, P271583, Star W.C. Co. 

BAND/BRACELET:  Brand New Genunie Leather Brown Buffalo Grain Band with matching Gold Tone Buckle

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

SIZE:  31mm without crown, and 37mm lug to lug 

CROWN:  Excellent, marked with the "H" logo  

CONDITION:  Excellent

     CRYSTAL:  Excellent, with no cracks 

     CASE:  Excellent, solid 14K Gold

     DIAL:  Excellent, Expertly Refinished, marked Hamilton Electric

     HANDS:   Gold Tone Baton 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 an NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.

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