BRAND: Hamilton Electric Spectra
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, 72268
BAND/BRACELET: NOS Original Tan Strap with 14K Hamilton Signed Buckle
MOVEMENT: 500 electric, marked Hamilton 500, ADJ., USA, with first year serial number 41303L
SIZE: 35mm without crown, and 40mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Gold, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, Silver, with Original Finish
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Dauphine hour and miute hands, and gold seconds hand, all correct for this watch
Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) 14K Solid Gold Hamilton Electric Spectra watch. Pictured in Rene 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, crown, strap and buckle. 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. This one is the complete package with rare early box, and original tan strap with 14K Buckle. In addition, it has the original purchase receipt dated to December 6th, 1957. It was no doubt bought as a Christmas gift. This "time capsule" package was serviced & verified by Rene Rondeau in 2013, and has been safely stored since that time. 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 that is sure to turn heads. Don't let this one get away.
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.