BRAND: Hamilton Electric Nautilus 450
CASE: Stainless with 10K Gold Filled Bezel
CASE BACK: Marked Hamilton, 10K Gold Filled, 10K G.F. Inlay, and inside marked Hamilton W. Co., Lancaster, PA, Stainless Steel, P841374, Star W.C. Co.
BAND/BRACELET: New Old Stock Admiral Center Scissor Expansion Band
MOVEMENT: 505 electric, marked Hamilton 505, Patented, ADJ, U.S.A.
SIZE: 34mm without crown, and 39mm lug to lug
CROWN: Excellent, marked with the "H" logo
CRYSTAL: Excellent, with no cracks
CASE: Excellent, with no wearthrough of the gold filled bezel
DIAL: Excellent, marked Hamilton Electric
HANDS: Gold Tone, Excellent
BAND: Brand New Old Stock
Here's your chance to own a FULLY SERVICED (ultrasonic wash, rinse, and lubrication) Hamilton Electric Nautilus 450 watch. Pictured in Rene Rondeau's book "The Watch Of The Future" on page 182, it was released in February 1963 with an original price of $110.00 (metal band). 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.
The 450 is unique in the Nautilus series in that it has a stainless steel case, and gold filled bezel. The hands are gold filled, as are the markers at 12, 3, 6, and 9 to match the bezel. The markers at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11 are stainless to match the rest of the case. It was a well thought out design. The New Old Stock Admiral gold filled center scissor expansion band looks great on the watch and is a great addition. It is not the original band, but looks extremely similar to the original. Just check the prices of these bands, and you will quickly see what a great added feature it is to the watch. The texture on the band goes well with the texture on the gold filled bezel.
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.