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Hamilton Ventura Mens Watch

Hamilton Ventura Mens Watch

The original Hamilton Ventura was designed to introduce the first battery-powered electric watch movement in the mid-1950s. Still located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at that time, Hamilton blended its art deco heritage with the prevailing space age / jet age / nukie zeitgeist to come up with a distinctive and daring wrist aesthetic. In the 1960s and 1970s, as all things '50s became uncool for awhile, and Hamilton faded as a domestic watchmaker, the Ventura receded from public view. But I still remember how extravagent the Ventura looked on the wrists of middle-aged businessmen in Pennsylvania during my youngest desk-diving Cold War years, and the look stuck with me. Today's version is a splendid repro, but with a quartz movement it's more accurate than ever. By the way, the "Shop for this at:" link above leads to Amazon.com. I don't do business with Amazon -- ever -- but I piled on another thisnext user's recommendation and unfortunately the Amazon reference was embedded in the entry. Here's an alternate dealer online: http://www.ewatches.com/Hamilton/Ventura.html.