BRAND: Hamilton Electric 18K Solid Gold Kraft Award Ventura
CASE: 18K Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 18K Gold, S&W, with a Kraft Foods Dedication dating the watch to 1965, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., 18K, Lancaster, PA., S271717, S&W
BAND/BRACELET: NOS Hamilton Suede Black Band with Hamilton marked Gold Filled Buckle
MOVEMENT: 505 Electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ., U.S.A.
SIZE: 31mm without crown, and 49mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, with the "H" Logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 18K Gold
DIAL: Excellent, with 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 Old Stock
Here's your chance to own a watch that was never catalogued in Rene Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future". It's validity has been authenticated by Rene, though. One other known example exists that dates to September of 1965, and was authenticated by Rene as well. These examples surfaced after his book was completed, so are not included. It was believed that 18K models were only made for export, but the Kraft Award Watches prove that at least two examples were made for the U.S. market.
The dial has it's original finish, and the movement has been serviced with installation of a NOS D-Pin contact, so it will run virtually as it did from the factory. The bezel engraving matches the last three digits of the serial number as well (717), assuring that this is the correct 18K bezel for this watch (roman numerals were engraved in the bezels at the factory to ensure that they were mated up to the correct case backs). This is without a doubt, one of the rarest of all Hamilton Electric watches, and would make a great addition to a Hamilton Electric collection.
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.