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Electric Desk Clock

#1 Post by jpaddockster » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:09 pm

I believe there are only three of these known to exist, this has a 505 movement and a heavy machined brass case. Any further info would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Electric Desk Clock

#2 Post by hamiltonelectric » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:34 am

Certainly more than 3; I've owned at least half a dozen over the years and have seen several others. I've never found any documentation for them, unfortunately. They are something of a mystery, perhaps experimental and not actually marketed. But if so, a pretty good number of test pieces were made since they keep turning up. I have one on my workbench right now.

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Re: Electric Desk Clock

#3 Post by Just 1 More » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:28 pm

While I have not owned any of the Electrics ones I do have two of the Accutron /Bulova type, the one on the left is a standard 214 movement & the one on the right is what’s call a space view dial showing the 214 movement . While both say Bulova Watch Company the one on the left also has made in Germany on the base, plus they don’t have any other marking you find on a Accutron like a date code M1 for 1961. Now as I recall I’ve seen that same case with an Accutron movement inside so if you ask me I put these in the same category as jobbers different, fun to collect but not factory issued.
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Re: Electric Desk Clock

#4 Post by n-theory » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:45 pm

Old thread I know but couldn't really find much info on this odd ball. That'll teach me to impulse buy late at night. I do like the look though. 8-)
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Re: Electric Desk Clock

#5 Post by Nookster » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:32 am

Here is mine

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Re: Electric Desk Clock

#6 Post by n-theory » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:59 am

Very cool Mark! This is a weird little clock. I also love the tie clip as well. Almost pulled the trigger on a couple of things but still don't have one.

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#7 Post by Nookster » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:16 am

I have a bunch of them, plus some other cool items.
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#8 Post by Nookster » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:31 am

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Re: Electric Desk Clock

#9 Post by randy van » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:46 am

Mark, those tie pins & tacks are very interesting. They must have been part of a quarter century club program, since we know Hamilton gave employees a watch after a certain amount of time - 15 years perhaps?

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Re: Electric Desk Clock

#10 Post by hamiltonelectric » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:45 am

Yes, the gold watch was for 15 years. Thereafter employees got jewelry.

That seems out of balance somehow!

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