Hamilton Announces World’s First Electric Wristwatch

Hamilton Electric Wristwatch 1957

The Hamilton Watch Company announced the world’s first electric wristwatch today … in 1957. On January 3, 1957, Hamilton released “The watch of the future!” upon 1950s consumers enthralled with the novel idea of a watch that would never need winding. The Hamilton 500 battery powered marvels were instantly a commercial success, a technological milestone … [Read More]