BRAND: Hamilton Electric Clearview
CASE: Stainless Steel, with 10K Gold Filled Bezel Ring
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, R852774, Stainless Steel, 890665
BAND/BRACELET: Brand new genuine leather Black Crocodile Grain Band With Matching Silver Colored Clasp
MOVEMENT: 502 electric, marked Hamilton 502, Pat. Pending, ADJ, U.S.A.
SIZE: 35mm without crown, and 45mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, Stainless Steel, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
DIAL: Excellent, Black, Marked Hamilton Electric
HANDS: Excellent, Stainless Steel Hour and Minute Hands, and Red Lightning Bolt Seconds Hand, all correct for this watch
BAND: Excellent, Brand New
Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Rare Hamilton Electric Clearview watch. Pictured in Rene Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on page 177, it was released in February 1965 with an original price of $100.00. It is quadruple 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.
This model has been chosen to display only the second 502 prototype movement I have come across. The 502 used the updated 505 type contact system, but the balance still had adjustment screws rather than the 505 stamped brass balance wheel. It also had just a slot for the battery contact rather than the half moon cutout of the 505 (see photos above). The movment can be viewed on page 80 & 81 of Rene's Book.
The Clearview is one of the most sought after of the Hamilton Electrics. It had a very low production number of about 1,200 total (fewer than the ultra rare Altair). It is similar to the RR Special 51 with the exception of the narrow case ring to allow full view of the movement, exhibition rear, and lack of RR Special on the dial.
This Clearview is in great shape. It has the original crystal on the back, which shows some light crazing. The dial is original, and in excellent condition as is the case. Don't miss your chance to own a Clearview. It gives a great opportunity to show off an ultra rare prototype 502 movement.
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.