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Check out the images below for the Weekly Roundup of last week's Watch of the Daywatches!
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We love the sharp, crisp lines of the numerals, with these very pronounced blue-steel hands on The Lancaster 087. The contrast of the two-tone gold in the single sunk dial matches well with our gold-plated crown. We paired the gold and black of the dial with our black cordovan strap and cased the watch in raw machined titanium.
This 916 movement is built on a spectacular ¾ build plate, carefully adorned with these stunning Geneva lines. Spiral machining on the ratchet and mainspring wheels does a great job of giving visual contrast to the main plate. You can also see gold-plated gears showing through the large build plate, powered by 17 screw-set jewels.
This watch was originally manufactured in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1928 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In this same year, Charles Lindenburg was presented with the medal of honor for completing the very first transatlantic flight.
Today we are excited to present this wonderful timepiece from the Elgin National Watch Company. The dial reminds us of a cool night sky, with the hint of a warm moonlight glow. The contrast of the warm gold tones from the hands and crown against the dark face accentuates the age of the watch. We cased this watch in our black DLC and used a black band to match the dark visual feel. The gold theme continues from the dial with this amazing movement, featuring a brass balance and gold plated gears, as well as gold plate jewel caps.
17 beautiful screw-set jewels are at the heart of what powers this watch, adding some visual interest to this aging movement. We love how the build plate has a similar amount of wear and tear as the dial, truly expressing the age of this watch. This watch was manufactured in Elgin, Illinois in 1924. In this same year, our Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act, granting citizenship to all Native-born Americans born within US soil.
We look forward to the pleasure of releasing another incredible watch from our Lancaster line, and this one, in particular, has us truly in awe. The dial on this beautiful Hamilton has all the elements of high class and sophistication, with just the right amount of wear to show its age through the years. We dressed up this amazing timepiece in our machined titanium case, topped off with our nickel-plated crown and hardware to match. The stone band lets the dark numerals and exquisite kite-shaped hands contrast and stand out very nicely.
The movement at the heart of this watch is truly something worth showing off. The bridge plate design helps this special movement really stand out, adorned with 23 jewels throughout, screw-set with stainless steel hardware. The unique shape of this bridge allows for easy viewing of the rose gold gears that lie beneath and power this antique. This movement was originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1928. In this same year, the third Mickey Mouse film was released, Steamboat Willie. This was the first film to be released with sound.
We are elated to present this spectacular timepiece from the Ball Watch Company. We knew right away that our DLC case and black strap would be the perfect way to compliment this spectacularly designed dial. The incredibly intricate texture of this dial is a signature look from Ball and is something worth taking a second look at. These dark gothic style hands and numerals continue the theme and really let the small details in the dial stand out.
The eye catching features continue on our open back design, to showcase this beautiful movement. A circular design all throughout the ¾ build plate has been delicately machined then inlaid with copper to accentuate the lettering. 19 screw-set jewels and rose gold gears add some flair, while this brass balance wheel and double roller escapement keep everything working together seamlessly.
Webb C. Ball became obsessed with accuracy for his watches, and created a set of standards for all watches to be held to in order to maintain perfectly accurate time for railroad engineers. He personally oversaw 125,000 plus miles of tracks all across the United States. Most trains traveling across the country share the same tracks and have to cross each other at very specific times, making the pocket watch one of their most important tools. The phrase “On the Ball” is said to have derived from referencing the incredible accuracy of these ball watches, being the standard for all railroad engineers at the time.
We are absolutely taken aback by this astounding watch from the Hamilton Watch Company out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Stark black numerals jump out from the dial, while the minute indicators around the outside bring a soft touch to the finer details. The bold open kite hands contrast the face well, with a rounded nickel crown to top it off. Our machined titanium DLC case helps show off the stunning features of this watch and goes perfectly with our navy strap.
This 912 grade Hamilton movement is built upon this signature ¾ build plate with these eye-catching Geneva lines. Gold-plated gears peek out from behind the bridge, while the Reed regulator and double roller escapement keep the brass balance on track. Originally manufactured by Hamilton in 1931, the same year that they patented their signature Elinvar Hairspring, something they would use in all of their models moving forward. This is the same year that the Empire State Building completed construction in New York. The building stands at 1,454 ft tall and remained as the world’s tallest building until the construction of the World Trade Center in 1970.
We are delighted to present this gorgeous Elgin timepiece, wonderfully housed in our machined bronze case displaying a custom-aged patina. In our opinion, this watch exudes class without overstating its beauty. The soft finish of the bronze plays well with the copper crown and moss strap, topped off with gold hardware throughout.
The movement powering this watch is not shy to show off the finer details, with 17 screw-set jewels throughout this intricately machined build plate. We love the signature flowery design on the regulator, a calling card of Elgin watches from this time. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel round out the finer details and create an intrigue of what lies beneath. This watch was originally manufactured in Elgin, Illinois in 1912.
On the other side of the country at this time, New Mexico was voted in by Congress as the 47th state. The area was originally named Nuevo México by Spanish settlers, and thus later earned the name New Mexico based on this, long before the country of Mexico had been named.