Hamilton Electric Polaris 14K RARE "Made In USA" Watch
Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric 14K Gold Polaris "Made In USA" watch. This is the only Made In USA Polaris known to exist. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on page 151, it was released in June 1960 with an original price of $150.00. It is signed on the dial, case, movement, & crown. It runs great and keeps time to well under 30 seconds variation per day. The watch 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.
In addition to the rare dial, it is the only example I have seen with the Hallmark "585 14K" stamped in the side of the case and with the Hallmark "IL.°" above Hamilton inside the case back.
The Polaris has an understated eccentricity. It was definitely a fine dress watch of its day, but had that little extra that really made it stand out as a Hamilton Electric. It differs from the Polaris II in that the case opens from the rear, so it is able to have the teardrop shaped dial and crystal, giving it a little something extra. Surprisingly, there were only around 6,100 of these watches produced, so they are not all too common. As a plus, it 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 14K "Made In USA" Polaris
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold, Hallmark "585 14K" stamped in the side of the case
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14 Karat Gold, and inside marked IL.°, Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, P283617, Star W.C. Co. 585
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Black Strap with Matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ, U.S.A.
SIZE: 30mm without crown | 37mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
DIAL: Very Good, with original finish, marked Hamilton Electric and "Made In USA" below the 6 position
HANDS: Excellent, Baton Style Hour and Minute Hands, and Red Pointer Seconds Hand, all correct for this watch
BAND: Brand New
Guaranteed to arrive in fine working order, or your money back, or return for a refund for any reason within 7 days if not satisfied. I am a NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.