Hamilton Electric Spectra 18K Gold Original Black Hamilton Employee Award Style Dial
Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) 18K Solid Gold Hamilton Electric Spectra watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 157-158, it was released in July of 1957 with an original price of $150.00. 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.
The Spectra was the third watch in the Electric series, following the Ventura and Van Horn. 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. The dial on this watch is special in that it has the large "H" below Hamilton. These dials were usually reserved for Hamilton Employee Award watches (see page 201 of "The Watch Of The Future"). This watch may have been customized by Hamilton for a special client or employee. Very few Spectras were made in 18K Gold for export. As a plus, the watch 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 18K Spectra
CASE: 18K Solid Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 18K Gold, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 18KT Gold, 48689
BAND/BRACELET: Genuine Alligator Black Band with Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505 Pat. Pending, ADJ., USA
SIZE: 35mm without crown | 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Gold Tone
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 18K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, with ORIGINAL FINISH in Hamilton Employee Award Style, marked Hamilton Electric, and Pat Pending above the 12 position
HANDS: Excellent, Yellow Gold Tone Dauphine hour and minute hands, and red pointer tip seconds hand
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.