Found this recently while visiting my grandmother. My grandfather's Hamilton Pacer. It was the last watch he bought before he lost his site. It was purchased in Bowling Green VA, in the mid 60s and according to my grandmother "it broke the bank, but he was so proud of it". It probably hasn't run in 40 years. The band is some sort of Speidel expanding bracelet. We're not sure if that was original.
I'm thinking of sending it to Rene Rondeau for a checkup and cleanup...
Anyone know how you open the back on a pacer, or how if you can tell if it's a 505 or 500 movement without opening it (I read that the case changed to accommodate the new movement) I would guess this is a 505 based on the time it was purchased.
Anyhow, pretty cool! I also found some of my great-grandfather's pocket watches, 2 of which have serial numbers dating to 1898 and still worked.