The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
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The Lancaster 050 (45mm)

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The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
The Lancaster 050 (45mm)
The Lancaster 050 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 050 unique: This week's unique release is a Hamilton pocket watch conversion that features a 99-year-old dial, hands, and movement in a sturdy and stylish stainless steel Vortic watch case. The coin-edged bezel was chosen to highlight the classical aesthetic of the highly patinaed dial's blocky, Art Deco numerals and Grecian inner-dial border pattern. The angles of the stainless steel crown's knurling also complement the straight lines and hard corners of the numeric indices and the Hamilton brand signature's font.


The raised gold numerals and dial-center give the dial a three-dimensional appearance not common in modern watches, and the sunk seconds subdial provides an even greater visual contrast. There is no mistaking this watch dial as antique, especially with its early 20th-century kite hands, which have been heat-blued in an undeniable vintage style that was mastered by the watchmakers and craftsmen of that era.


The movement is also clearly the work of a master, as the spiral bridge polishing and expert engraving are both stunning, even by modern standards. The high-grade Hamilton 902 movement even features a jeweled mainspring barrel, another uncommon and beautiful feature in a watch full of them.


Holding the watch securely to your wrist with robust strap-bars manufactured here in our workshop is an American-made oxblood Cordovan watch strap that looks as fantastic as it feels.


We are proud to showcase the history of American watchmaking with our one-of-a-kind watch conversions, and this is one that makes it very easy to understand why we do what we do!

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: 2024
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • 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: 3053000
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Lancaster 050 unique: This week's unique release is a Hamilton pocket watch conversion that features a 99-year-old dial, hands, and movement in a sturdy and stylish stainless steel Vortic watch case. The coin-edged bezel was chosen to highlight the classical aesthetic of the highly patinaed dial's blocky, Art Deco numerals and Grecian inner-dial border pattern. The angles of the stainless steel crown's knurling also complement the straight lines and hard corners of the numeric indices and the Hamilton brand signature's font.


The raised gold numerals and dial-center give the dial a three-dimensional appearance not common in modern watches, and the sunk seconds subdial provides an even greater visual contrast. There is no mistaking this watch dial as antique, especially with its early 20th-century kite hands, which have been heat-blued in an undeniable vintage style that was mastered by the watchmakers and craftsmen of that era.


The movement is also clearly the work of a master, as the spiral bridge polishing and expert engraving are both stunning, even by modern standards. The high-grade Hamilton 902 movement even features a jeweled mainspring barrel, another uncommon and beautiful feature in a watch full of them.


Holding the watch securely to your wrist with robust strap-bars manufactured here in our workshop is an American-made oxblood Cordovan watch strap that looks as fantastic as it feels.


We are proud to showcase the history of American watchmaking with our one-of-a-kind watch conversions, and this is one that makes it very easy to understand why we do what we do!

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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