The Lancaster 037 (43mm)
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The Lancaster 037 (43mm)

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The Lancaster 037 (43mm)
The Lancaster 037 (43mm)
The Lancaster 037 (43mm)
The Lancaster 037 (43mm)
The Lancaster 037 (43mm)
The Lancaster 037 (43mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 037 unique: Featuring a 21-jewel Hamilton Watch Company pocket watch from 1944, the Lancaster 037 is a study in superlatives. At 43mm, this is the smallest conversion we're able to make, but the dial is one of the most stunning we've come across in some time. The champagne dial with a matte-finished border is punctuated by gold dauphine hands and Art Nouveau numerals. A stainless steel case and crown and domed crystal enclose this 80-year-old masterpiece, finished with a stitched cordovan black leather strap. Like all of our American Artisan Series watches, this one will never be replicated. 

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: H24236
  • Manufacture Year: 1944
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 10s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Lancaster 037 unique: Featuring a 21-jewel Hamilton Watch Company pocket watch from 1944, the Lancaster 037 is a study in superlatives. At 43mm, this is the smallest conversion we're able to make, but the dial is one of the most stunning we've come across in some time. The champagne dial with a matte-finished border is punctuated by gold dauphine hands and Art Nouveau numerals. A stainless steel case and crown and domed crystal enclose this 80-year-old masterpiece, finished with a stitched cordovan black leather strap. Like all of our American Artisan Series watches, this one will never be replicated. 

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