The Lancaster 014 (45mm)
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The Lancaster 014 (45mm)

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The Lancaster 014 (45mm)
The Lancaster 014 (45mm)
The Lancaster 014 (45mm)
The Lancaster 014 (45mm)
The Lancaster 014 (45mm)
The Lancaster 014 (45mm)
The Lancaster 014 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 014 unique: Contrasted against a bronze case and crown is the silver sub-dial of this 1927 Hameltion pocket watch movement. The soft brown and moss of the strap make this watch a simple but brilliant piece. Over 2,000 watches have been patiently and lovingly crafted behind our doors, and over half of them have passed through the hands of our head watchmaker, Derek. This particular watch is Derek's 1,000th and a masterpiece grade at that. Set with 23 jewels and a gold-plated gear train, this movement is truly fitting of a masterpiece collaboration. You can see the time and care put into this movement and that is reflected in Derek's work as well. 

See an exclusive look behind the scenes on YouTube by watching our new video "The Man Who Built 1,000 Watches" here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzG7oXKok-c

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Hamilton Watch Company. We call this model "The Lancaster" because the company was located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Hamilton is named after famous Pennsylvanian Alexander Hamilton and is the result of multiple re-organizations of attempted watch companies in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1892, Hamilton had a reputation for superior quality and maintained half of the railroad watch market share during some of the most prolific years of American railroad history. During World War II, Hamilton was integral to the production of accurate timepieces for the Military. Deemed "the watch that won the war," the company established an employee-run newsletter so that employees turned soldiers could keep up with life at the factory. While the original factory still stands as luxury apartments, the company stopped producing watches in the US in 1969. Hamilton now produces watches in Switzerland and is owned by the Swatch Group.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Bronze
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3008149
  • Manufacture Year: 1927
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 23 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Lancaster 014 unique: Contrasted against a bronze case and crown is the silver sub-dial of this 1927 Hameltion pocket watch movement. The soft brown and moss of the strap make this watch a simple but brilliant piece. Over 2,000 watches have been patiently and lovingly crafted behind our doors, and over half of them have passed through the hands of our head watchmaker, Derek. This particular watch is Derek's 1,000th and a masterpiece grade at that. Set with 23 jewels and a gold-plated gear train, this movement is truly fitting of a masterpiece collaboration. You can see the time and care put into this movement and that is reflected in Derek's work as well. 

See an exclusive look behind the scenes on YouTube by watching our new video "The Man Who Built 1,000 Watches" here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzG7oXKok-c

The Movement

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The Strap

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