1970s Hamilton Accumatic (Ref. 689032-3) Orange "Confetti" Dial
In 1982 Hamilton was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and initially specialized in producing pocket watches. The brand boasts a long and impressive history of breakthroughs in design and technology.
Due to becoming an official supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI, they transitioned focus from pocket watches to wristwatches. And come WWII, they stopped producing watches for the consumer market altogether to cater to the massive demand of supplying the U.S. Armed Forces, producing over one million timepieces, including marine chronometers. Their innovations and accuracy earned the company an Army-Navy E award for their excellence in manufacturing. After recovering from the demands of war, Hamilton returned to the civilian market to continue producing innovative and truly bizarre designs for decades to come. In 1953, their first automatic winding watches were introduced as a part of the newly introduced 'Illinois' line. This was also the company’s first time experimenting with Swiss-made grades.
By 1956 the Hamilton-Illinois line was discontinued, and along came the Accumatic model. This A-series of watches were produced into the 1970s and offered an array of over 65 different models.
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The wonderful "UFO" case is believed to remain unpolished with honest wear, as the original sunburst finishing is still present. The case retains its original Hamilton-signed crown. The case back retains all of its original engravings in crisp and legible condition. The original Hamilton "Kevin Drema" stainless steel bracelet is in excellent condition and retains 17 links that show a slight amount of stretch.
The vibrant orange "confetti" dial consists of an orange base with bright yellow speckles which add a charming texture and depth to the dial. The dial itself is in very good vintage condition, and shows show light degradation in the bottom left of the outer minute track. The tritium lume plots have aged to a creamy patina, under U.V. light inspection 10 and 11 o'clock lume plots are missing with mild degradation throughout the other lume plots. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch just received a complete service and is backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.