BRAND: Hamilton Electric White Ventura
CASE: 14K Solid White Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, S256816, S&W
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Reissue Silver Black Band
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ., U.S.A.
SIZE: 31mm without crown, and 49mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" Logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, New, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, Solid 14K Gold
DIAL: Very Good, with Original Finish, marked Hamilton Electric, and Pat. Pending below the 6 position
HANDS: Excellent, White Gold Dauphine hour and minute hands, and red tip pointer seconds hand, all correct for this watch
BAND: Brand New
Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric 14K Solid White Gold Ventura watch. Pictured in Rene 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 runs great and keeps time to well under 30 seconds variation per day, and has a brand new battery just installed. As a plus, it has had a BRAND NEW OLD STOCK D-PIN installed in the balance, so it will run virtually as it did from the factory. 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. Probably only around 5% of Ventura watches were producted in white gold, making it exceedingly rare. The dial has the original finish, and looks very nice in person, but can be refinished should the purchaser request this. 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. This would be a great watch to add 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.