It's a time capsule example, and every. Aspect of it is original, of course. Please note: what might appear as abrasions or scratches on.
The difficult-to-photograph mirror polished surfaces in my photos are reflections, dust or fingerprints. When debating if this A-504 should be moved on to another collector, I. Discovered the original, non-hacking, 17 jewel Caliber 689 mechanical. Automatic movement had seized due to aged dried oil.
This didn't come as unexpected for it. Service since leaving the factory 56 years ago.
At a considerable cost, I. Tasked my longtime, trusted, personal watchmaker to fully service it.The movement is now fresh and ready to run properly. And only the movement was serviced; all other physical aspects of the watch was left untouched.
Symmetrical, polished stainless steel case top. Is spotless; case back displays the original factory course brushed.
Finish and retail price sticker. Displays very little expected age for a 5 decades+ old timepiece; hands and. Crown are original and perfect. Crystal: Acrylic and excellent with no.
Discoloring or crazing from age. 100% crisp and abrasion-free; To give a size perspective, with a 10% or so expansion, it comfortably fits my 7.75 inch wrist. I can not vouch whether it is original to the watch, but suspect so. I was told Hamilton, like with many mainstream watch companies at the time, was a bit inconsistent with the release of box styles.
Brief A-504 Background: I'm no horological historian, but I do enjoy reading up on the unique and unusual watches I collect. What makes this model special to collectors? By all accounts, the Accumatic A-504. Appears to be a possible Hamilton Watch Company "inventory eater".Taking overstock cases built for the Hamilton Electric Regulus model and. Spare Caliber 689 movements shortly to be replaced by the hacking Caliber. 689-A, the two were mated to create Hamilton's last "classic years". Asymmetrical case automatic model offered for only one year -- 1965. The Regulus Electric was designed as a two-piece case - bezel and snap. Hamilton opted to solder the two halves together resulting in an.
Access to the movement is through the crystal. Which allows for slightly more water resistance (still poor by today's standard) as a side benefit. The soldering work can be seen on the case back perimeter edge in my photos.Demonstrating the A-504's authenticity. As Hamilton models go, the rarity of the A-504 can not be understated. Though the exact production number is up for debate, collector consensus suggests. It's a fraction of Regulus' 2,100 examples.
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