Hamilton Electric Van Horn Watch 14K Gold Original Finish Silver Dial
Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Van Horn watch. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 193-194, it was released in January of 1957 with an original price of $175.00. It is signed on the dial, case, crown, and movement. 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.
This is a very early example as evidenced by the "pinched" hand style and unsigned crown. The case is in near mint condition as well.
The Van Horn was one of the original 2 watches introduced on January 3rd, 1957, when Hamilton announced to the world the first battery powered watch. It was named for John Van Horn, the director of Research and Development for Hamilton, who spearheaded the electric watch project.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Van Horn
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, S&W, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, S062248, S&W
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Black Calf Grain Band with Matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 500 Electric, marked Hamilton 500, Pat. Pending, ADJ., U.S.A.
SIZE: 35mm without crown | 45mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Original Early unsigned crown
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, Silver, Original, marked Hamilton Electric, and Pat. Pending below the 6 position
HANDS: Excellent, with early "Pinched" hour and minute hands, and gold 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.