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03/01/1957 The first electric watch


Hamilton Electric Ventura watch (original 1957 issue), caliber 500


Hamilton Electric caliber 500


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Hamilton Khaki Field Wristwatch: 5 Year Ownership Update

Hamilton introduced the world's first electric watch, the Hamilton Electric 500. It was available in a variety of non-traditional asymmetrical case styles, including the Ventura that was designed by Richard Arbib. The watch was worn by Elvis Presley, who also featured in the movie Blue Hawaii.
    • Essentials 

    • History: 1892–1969 

    • 1950s the last decade as a watch manufacturing powerhouse in America 

    • Swiss/U.S. operations: 1969–1974 

    • Transitional watches: 1970s–present