3rd Day of January

1957 – The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch

The Hamilton Watch Company is a Swiss manufacturer of wristwatches based in Bienne, Switzerland.

Through a series of mergers and acquisitions, the Hamilton Watch Company eventually became integrated into the Swatch Group, the world’s largest watch manufacturing and marketing conglomerate.

1957 – The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch

On 3rd January 1957, Hamilton introduced the world’s first electric watch, the Hamilton Electric 500.

It was available in a variety of non-traditional asymmetrical case styles including the Ventura that was designed by Richard Arbib.

Extra Note: The watch was worn by Elvis Presley, who also featured it the movie Blue Hawaii.

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