Hamilton Electric Spectra Original Finish Silver Dial 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, and movement. The crown is unsigned, but original (early crowns on the Spectra were not signed). 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 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 circles radiating out from the dial at the 6 position compliment the case shape and give this watch a classic look that is sure to turn heads.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Spectra
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold-Biggs, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, 58150
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Crocodile Grain Black Strap with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 500 electric, marked Hamilton 500, Pat. Pending, ADJ., USA
SIZE: 35mm without crown | 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, early original unsigned crown
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, Original Finish, marked Hamilton Electric, and Pat Pending above the 12 position
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Tone Dauphine hour and minute hands, and gold tone 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.