Hamilton Electric Spectra Employee Award Watch
Offered is this fully serviced (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) 14K Solid Gold Hamilton Electric Spectra watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 157-158 and 201, it was released in July of 1957 with an original price of $150.00. It is signed on the dial, case, & movement. 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.
This is a special Spectra, in that it was a Hamilton Award watch given to employees after 15 years of service. Information can be found on page 201 of "The Watch Of The Future." Employees had a choice of either Electric or Mechanical watch. The dedication was photo-etched on the back and special dials were made with a large "H" logo.
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.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Employee Award Spectra
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold-Biggs, "To A Craftsman The Product of His Craft" Presented to Elwood F. Vernau For Long And Loyal Service, Hamilton Watch Co. 1957, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, 58246
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New genuine leather Black Strap with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 500 electric, marked Hamilton 500, ADJ., U.S.A.
SIZE: 35mm without crown | 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Gold, unmarked (early examples had unsigned crowns)
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, Black, Original Finish, marked Hamilton Electric with large "H" for Hamilton Employee Award watches, and Pat. Pending above the 12 position
HANDS: Excellent, Gold 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 a NAWCC (National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors) member and stand behind what I sell.