Hamilton Ladies QED XV
Futuristic and dressy!
The Hamilton QED demonstrates why Hamilton was the leader in American watch design. This tiny little watch features a very rounded eyeball shaped case and crystal that tapers at the top and bottom to an elegant rope style metal bracelet.
LED watches for ladies didn't emerge until 1974 because of the challenge of making modules small enough for ladies' watches. This watch demonstrates a mastery of quartz technology with a tiny little module about the size of a dime! Despite the tiny size of this watch, it is highly functional with a large, bright, readable LED display capable of showing the day of the week using alphanumeric characters.
Not much information about this watch is available. Hamilton made the QED family of watches in a variety of different styles. The mens' QED watch was large and square with art deco styling. The mens' models used modules made by Time Computer and later by FrontierI. When the technology had evolved enough for ladies' models, it was no longer economical to produce LED watches in the United States so all ladies' models were made in Hong Kong. A mid sized ladies' model was first introduced followed by this ultra small ladies' model.
The case back has a few minor scratches and there is one tiny nick on the front bezel that is visible in the photos, but otherwise this sample is as near to perfect as you could hope for.
Face / Hands: Excellent.
All LED digits and segments are complete and bright.
Crystal: Very good.
There is a tiny, almost invisible nick on the edge of the crystal to the right of the Hamilton logo. It is almost perfect.
Band / Bracelet: Excellent.
The original distinctive metal rope like bracelet is in excellent condition.
Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
All functions work perfectly. Digital quartz accuracy.