The Lancaster 036 (43mm)
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The Lancaster 036 (43mm)

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The Lancaster 036 (43mm)
The Lancaster 036 (43mm)
The Lancaster 036 (43mm)
The Lancaster 036 (43mm)
The Lancaster 036 (43mm)
The Lancaster 036 (43mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 036 unique: Featuring a 10-size 1940 pocket watch from Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 029 is a great example of the diversity and enduring style of American watchmaking and manufacturing. At 43mm, this is the smallest conversion we can make, but the impact of this piece is eye-catching nonetheless. Our machined stainless steel case and crown contrast the dial's gold numerals and sharp pointed hands as well as the movement's gold-plated gears visible through the open case back. A natural leather strap draws these finishes out even more, resulting in a watch that is simultaneously luxurious and comfortable. 

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: 43mm
    • Thickness: 10mm
    • Lug to Lug: 50mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: X66648
  • Manufacture Year: 1940
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 10s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Lancaster 036 unique: Featuring a 10-size 1940 pocket watch from Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 029 is a great example of the diversity and enduring style of American watchmaking and manufacturing. At 43mm, this is the smallest conversion we can make, but the impact of this piece is eye-catching nonetheless. Our machined stainless steel case and crown contrast the dial's gold numerals and sharp pointed hands as well as the movement's gold-plated gears visible through the open case back. A natural leather strap draws these finishes out even more, resulting in a watch that is simultaneously luxurious and comfortable. 

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