BRAND: Hamilton Electric Spectra Employee Award
CASE: 14K Solid Yellow Gold
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 14K Gold with correct dedication, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, 14K Gold, 66627
BAND/BRACELET: Brand New Genuine Leather Crocodile Grain Black Band with matching Gold Tone Clasp
MOVEMENT: 500 electric, marked Hamilton 500, ADJ., USA, with first year serial number 24926L
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, Original, with correct "Large H" on dial, marked H aHamilton Electric, and Pat Pending above the 12 position
HANDS: Excellent, Gold Dauphine hour and miute hands, and gold seconds hand, all correct for this watch
BAND: Brand New
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 four times signed on the dial, case, movement, and crown. 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 is a special Spectra in that it was a Hamilton Employee Factory Award Watch (see page 201 of Rene's book). It was given after 15 years of service to the company. This example was given in 1957, the year the watch was introduced, and the first year serial number on the movement helps confirm this. The recipient, Wilmer Gingrich was actually involved in the Hamilton Electric project, and interviewed by Rene Rondeau back in the 1980's, making it a very special award watch. 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.