Hamilton Electric Meteor Black/Gold Dial Watch
Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Meteor watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 138 and 139, it was released in June 1960 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.
The Meteor is one of the rarer of the Hamilton Electrics, with an estimated production of about 3000. It exemplifies the futuristic styling philosophy of Richard Arbib. The "Space Race" was on, and what better to represent the future than a watch named Meteor with a tail trailing off at 7 o'clock.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Meteor
CASE: 10K Gold Filled
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 10K Gold Filled, S&W, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA., 10K Gold Filled, S554852, S&W
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Black Strap with matching gold tone buckle
MOVEMENT: 500A electric, marked Hamilton 500A, Pat Pending ADJ, U.S.A.
SIZE: 29mm without crown | 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Gold Filled, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, Brand New
CASE: Excellent, with NO BRASSING
DIAL: Excellent, Expertly Refinished, marked Hamilton Electric
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Tone Dauphine Hour and Minute Hands with correct black inserts, and Red Tipped Pointer 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.