The Lancaster 052 (43mm)
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The Lancaster 052 (43mm)

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The Lancaster 052 (43mm)
The Lancaster 052 (43mm)
The Lancaster 052 (43mm)
The Lancaster 052 (43mm)
The Lancaster 052 (43mm)
The Lancaster 052 (43mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 052 unique: At first glance, the Lancaster 052 typifies the classic and simple feel of many antique pocket watches, but upon closer inspection, this piece reveals some stunning details and, of course, plenty of history. We’ve restored a 10-size Hamilton pocket watch, originally manufactured in 1942, and converted it into a wearable timepiece in our 43mm stainless steel case. Within, raised gold numerals accent a matte cream-colored dial, catching the light alongside blued steel dauphine hands. The lustrous theme continues as the watch is flipped over: our open case back reveals an original 17-jewel movement contrasted by gold-plated gears and brass jewel settings. To complete the look, we paired this watch with a tobacco leather strap and silver buckle to match the case.


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: 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: x96095
  • Manufacture Year: 1942
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 10s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Lancaster 052 unique: At first glance, the Lancaster 052 typifies the classic and simple feel of many antique pocket watches, but upon closer inspection, this piece reveals some stunning details and, of course, plenty of history. We’ve restored a 10-size Hamilton pocket watch, originally manufactured in 1942, and converted it into a wearable timepiece in our 43mm stainless steel case. Within, raised gold numerals accent a matte cream-colored dial, catching the light alongside blued steel dauphine hands. The lustrous theme continues as the watch is flipped over: our open case back reveals an original 17-jewel movement contrasted by gold-plated gears and brass jewel settings. To complete the look, we paired this watch with a tobacco leather strap and silver buckle to match the case.


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The Strap

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