URANUS - Model 505. This may not be one of Hamilton's most dramatic designs, however it is one of the rarest of all Electrics: only 800 were produced, which is half as many as the highly popular Altair! For any serious collector of Hamilton Electrics, the Uranus is one of the hardest to find. And although it may have a round case, it is elegantly designed, with a particularly attractive dial with spun circular pattern. Superb all-original condition, with unusual 1962 engraving -- late for a Uranus. Fully overhauled and guaranteed. $795.
PACER - Model 505 -- The Pacer has always been the most popular of all Hamlton Electrics, however in the past several years they have become increasingly scarce and expensive. Prices of unrestored examples have hit incredible highs in Internet auctions. In recent years I have found it extremely difficult to keep up with demand. I am currently sold out; if you'd like to be notified when I find another superb example, please EMAIL.
As conceived by renowned designer Richard Arbib and first marketed by Hamilton
in early 1957, the "Ventura" Electric was offered with a unique strap with
a stripe of gold alongside a stripe of black, complementing the stunning design of
the case and dial. However within only about four months Hamilton discontinued this
custom strap and replaced it with a conventional black strap to reduce manufacturing
costs. The few straps that were sold in 1957 have almost all worn out and today these
original straps are incredibly rare and valuable. Those few that do exist are usually
so brittle from age that they are not wearable.
Ever since I began specializing in Hamilton Electrics back in 1986 I dreamed of making reproductions of the unique Ventura strap. It was a much more complex manufacturing challenge that it might seem, and it was not until 1997 that I finally had straps to offer for sale. Alas, the company I worked with to produce these special straps went out of business and I had to go back to the drawing board, hunting for someone willing to handle such a complex project. At last I have a new batch of superb replicas which are even better than originals, and even better than my previous reproductions!
Like the original it is handmade with two separate strips of leather, with different colors and textures, fitted side by side. However my reproduction is backed with a soft, hypo-allergenic kidskin lining for extra comfort and features supple, extra-high quality leathers and smooth rembordé edges. Thse straps are handmade in very tiny quantities yet their cost is about the same as plain straps of similar quality: ONLY $39.95 each!
Quantities are limited. California residents must add $3.40 sales tax per strap. Shipping: $1.69 per order (any quantity)..
For those who want the classic look of the original 1957 Ventura in a carefree,
inexpensive version, the modern reissue by Hamilton fits the bill. It is reasonably
faithful to the original, but with its stainless steel case and high-quality Swiss
quartz movement it is more suited to rugged use. THIS IS A GENUINE HAMILTON PRODUCT,
made by the Hamliton Watch Company and with full Hamilton factory two-year warranty.
Superb quality and styling! Please EMAIL for pricing.
(Please note that ladies' versions are also available on special order.)