Hamilton Electric Regulus II
Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Regulus II watch. Pictured in Rene Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on page 187, it was released in April of 1962 with an original price of $89.50. It is quadruple 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 Regulus II shares it's name with the original all stainless steel Regulus which had a "D" shaped case. The Regulus II has a round case (larger than most Hamilton Electrics), and a really striking dial with an intricate design of the markers.
What really makes the Regulus II interesting is that the case was Swiss Made. I am sure this is the correct case for this watch. I have this one and another with identical cases. I asked Rene Rondeau for his opinion. He was not sure, but had serviced four Regulus II's over the years. The case numbers on them were 105320, 105691, 106754, and 106820. This corresponds to the case number on this particular model, 106011. I believe that all of the cases produced by Star Watch Case Co., which one would have assumed made the Regulus II case, began with a letter in front of the case number. None of the case numbers above began with a letter. The other factor making it very unlikely that this is not the proper case is the crown at the 4 o'clock position. Few watch cases were ever made in this configuration. This makes the Regulus II a rare, and extremely unusual Hamilton Electric. Believe me, I would not be selling it if I did not have another.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Regulus II
CASE: Stainless Steel
CASE BACK: Inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster-PA, Stainless Steel, No. 106011, Made In Switzerland
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Navy Blue Band with matching Silver Colored Clasp
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ, USA
SIZE: 35mm Without Crown, and 42mm Lug to Lug
CROWN: Stainless Steel, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, showing little signs of wear
DIAL: Excellent, ORIGINAL Finish in great shape
HANDS: Excellent, Stainless Steel Hour and Minute Hands with Luminous Inserts, and Stainless Steel Lightning Bolt 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.