Hamilton Electric 18K Rose Gold Spectra Original Black Dial & 502 Movement


Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) 18K Solid Rose Gold Hamilton Electric Spectra watch.  Pictured in Rene 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, 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.  Very few Spectras were made in 18K Rose Gold for export.  The watch also has a 502 movement which was the first to use the improved contact system of the 505 movement era.  It differs slightly in plate design, and the balance had poising screws rather than the stamped brass balance used in the 505 (see page 80 in Rene's book).  This watch has one of those rare 502 movements which is further proof that it was made for export.  The balance in this watch has a BRAND NEW OLD STOCK 502 BALANCE, so it will run virtually as it did from the factory.

BRAND:  Hamilton Electric 18K Rose Spectra

GENDER:  Mens 

CASE:  18K Solid Rose Gold 

CASE BACK:  Marked Hamilton, 18K Gold, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 18K Gold, 73022

BAND/BRACELET:  Brand New Genuine Leather Crocodile Grain Black Band with Gold Tone Clasp 

MOVEMENT:  502 electric, marked Hamilton 505 Pat. Pending, ADJ., USA

SIZE:  35mm without crown, and 40mm lug to lug  

CROWN:  Excellent, Rose Gold Tone

CONDITION:  Excellent

     CRYSTAL:  Excellent, with no cracks 

     CASE:  Excellent, Solid 18K  Rose Gold

     DIAL:  Excellent, with ORIGINAL FINISH, marked Hamilton Electric, and Pat Pending above the 12 position

     HANDS:   Excellent, Yellow Gold Tone 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 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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