The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 197 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)
The Lancaster 197 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 197 unique: We are excited to introduce the Lancaster 197, a wristwatch conversion that showcases our passion for preserving history and innovation. This one-of-a-kind timepiece is built from an antique 21-jewel Hamilton Watch Company pocket watch first built in 1932. It boasts a sandblasted and kiln-blued titanium case that gives it a unique and stunning finish.

The Lancaster 197 also features a gold-plated crown, blue leather strap, and gold-plated gears, making it an elegant yet modern timepiece. As part of Vortic's American Artisan Series, this watch is a testament to our commitment to sustainable watchmaking and our passion for preserving American watchmaking heritage. This pocket watch conversion is not just a watch, but a work of art that blends vintage and modern aesthetics to create a unique masterpiece.

If you're looking for a wristwatch that tells a story, the Lancaster 197 by Vortic Watch Company is a perfect choice. Every detail of this watch is crafted with precision and care, and it is a true reflection of our dedication to preserving history and pushing the boundaries of innovation. Join us in celebrating American watchmaking by owning a piece of history with the Lancaster 197.

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
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3062915
  • Manufacture Year: 1932
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Lancaster 197 unique: We are excited to introduce the Lancaster 197, a wristwatch conversion that showcases our passion for preserving history and innovation. This one-of-a-kind timepiece is built from an antique 21-jewel Hamilton Watch Company pocket watch first built in 1932. It boasts a sandblasted and kiln-blued titanium case that gives it a unique and stunning finish.

The Lancaster 197 also features a gold-plated crown, blue leather strap, and gold-plated gears, making it an elegant yet modern timepiece. As part of Vortic's American Artisan Series, this watch is a testament to our commitment to sustainable watchmaking and our passion for preserving American watchmaking heritage. This pocket watch conversion is not just a watch, but a work of art that blends vintage and modern aesthetics to create a unique masterpiece.

If you're looking for a wristwatch that tells a story, the Lancaster 197 by Vortic Watch Company is a perfect choice. Every detail of this watch is crafted with precision and care, and it is a true reflection of our dedication to preserving history and pushing the boundaries of innovation. Join us in celebrating American watchmaking by owning a piece of history with the Lancaster 197.

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