Its founders possessed a good combination of skills: Mr. Like so many infant industries, Adams and Perry did not have enough capital to market their product. During World War II, Hamilton ramped-up production of several models of chronometer to meet the US Armed Forces (particularly the US Navy's) need for an extremely accurate timepiece which could be used for navigation at sea.Lancaster citizens came to their rescue in 1877, raising 5,000, and the reorganized company was renamed the Lancaster Watch Company. Prior to WWII, such highly accurate instruments were only produced abroad. The Hamilton-Sangamo Corporation was formed in 1929 by the Hamilton Watch Company and the Sangamo Electric Company of Springfield, Illinois to market a new line of electric clocks. Miller, vice-president, left Lancaster to become its general manager.Be sure to use the serial number on the movement (the works) of the watch. At Renaissance Watch Repair, we are experts in the repair and restoration of Hamilton watches, and they are one of our personal favorites to work on!We are also always looking for Hamilton watches to purchase.
In fulfilling the railroads' requirements for accuracy, it also filled the needs of the general public for a timepiece of high quality.
Although never extremely active in the manufacture of "Howard" watches, Hamilton has produced small quantities under this brand name.
The Hamilton-Sangamo Corporation was sold in 1931 to General Time Instruments, Inc. Howard Watch Company were acquired by Hamilton in 1931.
The Hamilton Electrics featured not only a revolutionary movement design, but also were known for their avant garde styling, making them among the most collectible watches today.
Also during the mid-fifties Hamilton embarked on a program of expansion and diversification.