The Lancaster 141 (46mm)

The Lancaster 141 (46mm)

The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)
The Lancaster 141 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch made by Hamilton Watch Company. We call this model "The Lancaster" because the company was located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

What makes the Lancaster 141 unique: Today, we're excited to feature this highly luxurious and historic watch initially produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1928 — the Lancaster 141. The timepiece boasts an elegant, light-gold dial with an intricate center design. The watch face also features stylized numerals and stunning blue watch hands that add even more sophistication. We paired the Hamilton Watch company's original pocket watch with our powerful, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we equipped it with a gold-plated crown that complements the gold-colored dial. The Machined Titanium case has an open back that showcases the watch's gold-plated gears and 17 screw-set jewels. The back of the watch also displays a 912-grade open-face movement with a ¾ plate and reed regulator. Finally, we matched the Lancaster 141 with our exquisite and comfortable Merlot leather watch strap, making the final product look even more splendid. The Hamilton Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in 1928 — the same year that Pedro Flores opened the first yo-yo manufacturing company in Santa Barbara, California. Although the yo-yo dates back to ancient Greece, Flores introduced a new stringing design that made the yo-yo's movement smoother and more stable. The yo-yo became such a hot seller that by the end of 1929, Flores' three factories produced 300,000 models daily.

Case Style:This case has been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. The case is intentionally left unpolished so the intricate tool marks made during the milling process remain visible. Titanium is the ultimate material for strength to weight ratio. Titanium has a darker look than steel, and due to its low thermal conductivity, feels warm to the touch. These characteristics create an enduring, highly wearable, distinctive piece.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number 3303389 from the Hamilton Watch Company. 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
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number:  3303389
  • Manufacture Year:  1928
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17j
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio
What makes the Lancaster 141 unique: Today, we're excited to feature this highly luxurious and historic watch initially produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1928 — the Lancaster 141. The timepiece boasts an elegant, light-gold dial with an intricate center design. The watch face also features stylized numerals and stunning blue watch hands that add even more sophistication. We paired the Hamilton Watch company's original pocket watch with our powerful, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we equipped it with a gold-plated crown that complements the gold-colored dial. The Machined Titanium case has an open back that showcases the watch's gold-plated gears and 17 screw-set jewels. The back of the watch also displays a 912-grade open-face movement with a ¾ plate and reed regulator. Finally, we matched the Lancaster 141 with our exquisite and comfortable Merlot leather watch strap, making the final product look even more splendid. The Hamilton Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in 1928 — the same year that Pedro Flores opened the first yo-yo manufacturing company in Santa Barbara, California. Although the yo-yo dates back to ancient Greece, Flores introduced a new stringing design that made the yo-yo's movement smoother and more stable. The yo-yo became such a hot seller that by the end of 1929, Flores' three factories produced 300,000 models daily.

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