Hamilton Pacer Electric Watch, ca. 1960
Well, this was my dad's watch. He got it for 35 years of service at Rocker Screw Products. He was one of the first seven people that started there in 1929.
It's a Hamilton Electric, made by the Hamilton Watch Company. The model is called a Pacer. Their idea in creating this was that you would never have to wind a watch again. This was modern, this was innovative. This watch was produced between 1957 and about 1966. The one problem they had is, the watch movement itself was never fail-proof, and in fact, it did kind of fail. Yeah. They didn't work really well. That's what makes them, today, really collectible, but is what makes this watch very collectible is, Hamilton was known for letting companies put their logo on the watch face. It's very rare, though, to see one that has... All the numerals around the face of the watch are screws and bolts, which were the product of the company where your father worked.
When I saw it today, you pulled this out, I was blown away, because I've never seen one. And today, the collectors, particularly the Hamilton Electric collectors, will go crazy for this. Retail, this watch will bring, easily, $2,000.
Maybe $2,200 for a watch like this.
Well, when I pass on, it's going to my son, so...
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