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WNS-6070-4003 - Hamilton Electric - Gemini II - Full Front View
Case: 10K Gold Filled Cushion Case measuring 31 mm across and 37 mm lug to lug. Back is marked Hamilton and 10K Gold Filled. The crown is at the 4 o’clock position.
Dial: A very nice pearl white background. Signed Hamilton and Electric. The applied gold Arabic hour markers (retro-mod design at the 12 and 6 o’clock positions), and applied double straight gold shapes at all the other hour positions. Gold hour and minute hands with white central sections and a gold sweeping seconds hand.
Movement: Hamilton Electric.
Strap: Hadley-Roma 18 R - Genuine Leather brown with brown stitching and a gold toned buckle. .
Comments: Beautiful all around condition Hamilton Electric Gemini II model from 1964 - dress wristwatch (running fine.)
Item ID: WNS-6070-4003
Brief History of the Hamilton Electric Watches:
On January 3, 1957, Hamilton held a press conference to announce the "World's First Electric Watch." The idea of a watch which never needed winding was very exciting to 1950's consumers, who were captivated by progress and modernity. The Hamilton Electric was an instant hit. Its popularity was enhanced by the fact that Hamilton released a number of very dramatic case styles with non-traditional asymmetrical styling; they were visual reminders of the ultra-modern movements inside the case. The life span
of the Hamilton Electric Watch was brief, but it spanned one of the most exciting and tumultuous decades of the century -- from the launch of Sputnik, the first space satellite, to man's first step on the moon. When it was first released in 1957 it really was "the watch of the future," but unfortunately for Hamilton the future passed them by faster than anyone could have imagined. By 1969, when production ended, advanced technology had rendered the Hamilton Electric obsolete.
Hamilton - Gemini II Electric Wristwatch - (circa 1964)
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