Hamilton Electric Ventura 14K Gold Watch Original Finish Black Dial
Offered is this FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric 14K Solid Gold Ventura watch. The case is NEAR MINT with SUPERB ORIGINAL FINISH BLACK DIAL. Pictured in René Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on pages 164 to 169, it was released in January, 1957 with an original price of $200.00. 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.
The Ventura was the first of the Hamilton Electrics released, along with the conservative Van Horn. The shape reflects the "boomerang" motif which was common in that era and was designed by Richard Arbib. Even the crown symbolized the new "Electric" watch, obviously being much too small to wind. The Ventura truly symbolizes the unique character of Hamilton Electric watches.
BRAND: Hamilton Electric Ventura
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, S&W and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, S289475, S&W
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Black Strap with matching Gold Tone Buckle
MOVEMENT: 500 electric, marked Hamilton 500, Pat Pending, ADJ., U.S.A.
SIZE: 31mm without crown | 49mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" Logo
CONDITION: Near Mint
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Near Mint, Solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, Original Finish, marked Hamilton Electric and Pat. Pending below the 6 position
HANDS: Excellent, Dauphine hour and minute hands and red tip 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.