Hamilton Electric GE Savitar II Watch
Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric GE Savitar II watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on page 155 & 196, it was released in November of 1965 with an original price of $125 with metal band, and $110 with leather strap. It is signed on the dial, case, movement, and crown. 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. It has just had a BRAND NEW OLD STOCK D-PIN installed in the balance, so it will run virtually as it did from the factory.
The Savitar II is the cousin to the original Savitar. It is gold filled rather than solid gold like the Savitar and lacks the reeding around the crystal found in the Savitar. The Savitar II also has a one piece case with the movement coming out through the crystal. René Rondeau states that "the bezel of the Savitar II originally had a brushed finish, but this is rarely seen today, as even light polishing will quickly remove it." The brushed bezel is present and very visible on this example, so makes this fine watch an even greater prize for the collector. There were only 8,800 of these watches produced, and this one also has an ORIGINAL GE Logo Dial Finish. General Electric ordered many logo dial Hamilton Electrics over the years, with the Savitar II being a scarce example of the GE logo watches.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric GE Savitar II
CASE: 10K Gold Filled
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 10K Gold Filled, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, P449983, Star W.C. Co., 897465
BAND/BRACELET: Brand new genuine Leather Brown Band with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ, USA
SIZE: 30mm without crown, and 37mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, with no brassing anywhere on the watch, and the brushed finish still present on the watch bezel
DIAL: Excellent, Original, marked GE Hamilton Electric
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Tone Baton hour and minute hand, and red tip 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 a NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.