As a longtime collector of watches, I take my Hamilton collection very personally. I have written extensively in magazines and periodicals about the history of the Hamilton Watch Co., and am considered an expert on the subject worldwide. I am currently working on my third book about Hamilton.
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My interest in Hamilton goes back to the 1980s. That interest was piqued when I discovered the unusual design-oriented appeal of the Hamilton electric, which was created in the 1950s by famed designer Richard Arbib. Arbib’s designs grace the walls of fine museums around the world.
I located Arbib in the ’80s and interviewed him, and bought a number of his archival designs, one of which is pictured here. I later stumbled upon the handwritten movement records for the ill-fated Hamilton electric. The illustration and watches shown above reveal why Arbib’s designs are coveted by avid collectors across the globe.
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