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    Hamilton Rare "Pacer" Museum Display, René Rondeau Collection
    Measures 10 inches tall, Hamilton museum display featuring an unused Pacer (with dummy movement) fitted with Ventura dial and two-tone strap, along with a prototype movement (serial #583) encased in Lucite and a battery also encased in Lucite, with explanatory text. These were given to about 20 museums around the world, each with a custom-engraved plaque. This one was de-accessioned by the Dayton Museum of Natural History about 20 years ago. With modern plexiglass display case.

    Note: Featured in "The Watch of the Future" (pages 51 and 52), this display is one promoted in 1958 by Robert Gunder, director of advertising and promotion. Gunder wrote letters to museums offering to donate a special display. He pointed out that "It is our belief that the first electric watch deserves to take its place alongside the first spring driven watch in the modern museums."

    Condition Report*: Type: Hamilton Rare "Pacer" Museum Display, René Rondeau Collection
    Condition: very good condition
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    October, 2015
    29th Thursday
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