In 1958 Hamilton brought the first electric watch to market and it was a stunner. Hamilton hired Richard Arbib (an automotive designer) to design this ground-breaking watch. If you get a mental picture of the automotive design of this era you will see the stylistic connection. There were two iterations of this first electric, both with the cases, and the movements. The "Pacer" was a yellow and white, gold filled watch, while the "Ventura" was all solid yellow gold. The first movements were the caliber 500, and later the new and improved caliber 505, but there were perceptional hurdles and technical problems with these movements that caused a lot of concern with watchmakers that had difficulty servicing them. Today we understand what to do to keep these watches running and we can service them and keep them running, but they require a high level of maintenance. For those folks that want the great looks and design of the "Pacer", with none of the hassles of a finicky movement, we present as original original black dial "Pacer" that has been converted to a quartz movement for accuracy and ease of use. The case and black dial are original, but the movement is a modern quartz replacement. This is a nice size watch measuring 33mm at its widest (not including the crown) by 45mm lug to lug. The band is a modern reproduction of Hamilton's original design for the "Ventura". For not a lot of dough you can have a real cool looking watch that evokes the era when Elvis dominated the air waves.
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