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Old 04-04-2017, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Hamilton Ventura Anniversary Editions

Has everyone had a chance too see these Hamilton Ventura Anniversary Editions already?

Hamilton is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the world's first electrical battery powered watch with three new watches it looks like. Including the Ventura Classic in yellow gold PVD, and Ventura Classic with 3D-printed denim dial in polished stainless steel. Both with two different case sizes in either 24 mm x 36.5 mm, or 32.3 x 50.3 mm everyone.

The gold PVD version has a white dial with gold hour, and minute hands, and red tipped seconds hands, and brown teju-pattern leather strap. While the stainless steel Ventura Classic with 3D-printed dial has a 3D-Printed blue jeans dial with nickeled hours, minutes, and seconds hands too. Each watch has a dial protected by a mineral crystal, and quartz movement also.

Then you have the Ventura Skeleton with a retro-futuristic skeleonized dial that reminds you of the design of a microphone, sapphire crystal with AR coating, Super-Luminova coated markers, and hands, red seconds hand, specially skeletonized Caliber H-10-S with 80 hour power reserve, 42.5 mm x 44.6 mm steel case, and stainless steel bracelet, or rubber strap.

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I remember Bulova had similar looking cases in the mid to late sixties. Definitely different. But a little to feminine looking for my tastes.
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Nice!

Out of all of the watches in my collection, the MIIB Numbered LE Ventura Chrono XXXX/2002 actually garners the most attention when I wear it!

I remind people that it was Elvis the King's favorite watch as well.
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Hamilton had this shaped watch a long time before they named it the Ventura. A couple of years ago I was at a house party and a guy there was sporting tis model Hamilton with a Masonic emblem on the dial.

He told me it was his dad's watch and he had bought it back in the late 50's. Upon closer inspection the dial said "Electric". I didn't think Quartz watches came out till the seventies, but later research showed Hamilton indeed had non-Quartz watches, which were battery operated back in the late 50's.

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Very cool. Interesting history lesson as well.
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I didn't think Quartz watches came out till the seventies, but later research showed Hamilton indeed had non-Quartz watches, which were battery operated back in the late 50's.
I did not know that either!

I should just Google this question, but what did Hamilton use as the time regulator if not a quartz crystal?
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They introduced the 500 movement in 1957. They made several of the asymmetrical cases and a few standard shape cases. They even had to design a special battery that was the right size and provided a steady voltage. The first models were rather unreliable and we're very expensive when new. The newer 500a and final 505 movements are said to be more reliable. Quite a few manufacturers utilized some type of "electric" movement before the advent of the tuning fork very soon after (Bulova) The Hamilton eliminates the main spring and uses a large balance wheel to index the gears. They use permanent magnets set into the base of the watch and a coil on the balance and use electricity to create a magnetic field to move the balance. The watch has contacts making and breaking a connection 5 times a second for a rate of 18,000 an hour.The rest of the movement is similar to a traditional watch. I hope that makes sense.



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