1957 Hamilton "Pacer" Watch
You said you picked up this watch where?
This was my dad's watch, and he died in 1990, and I've had it since then. And my mother bought it for him in the late '50s or early '60s, as a present.
This particular watch was called the Pacer. Hamilton made it. It was Hamilton's first electric wristwatch.
They were the first to come out with electric wristwatches. They made many different models-- the Ventura, the Saturn, the Titan, a lot of space-age names, because it was space-age technology for the day. A little electromagnet caused the balance to move by way of the power from the battery. This particular model was made in 1957.
This one is gold-filled. It's worth today about $600 to $700.
That’s really great.
They did make some of them in 14-karat yellow gold-- rare and hard to find-- could be worth three times that. But, uh, any given day, a, a very nice Hamilton electric watch, though.
My dad would be really happy.
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