The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 079 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)
The Lancaster 079 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 079 unique: Today we happily present this fantastic example from the Hamilton Watch Company, our very own Lancaster 079. We love the aged motif of this dial along with the incredibly detailed design in the center. We appreciate the wear and tear that has accrued through the years, and really enjoy the look of the antique watch combined with our modern case that has this wonderfully crisp and clean facade. A bright nickel-plated crown and stout strap stand out and tie everything together nicely along with nickel-plated hardware and buckle. As we turn the watch over we are once again stunned by the tranquility of this 916-grade movement from Hamilton, showcasing their signature Geneva line design all across this large build plate. Copper accents are seen all throughout the text and fittings of all 17 screw-set jewels. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel add to the precious metal that shows off inside of this movement. This watch was originally manufactured in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1924 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In the same year in the United States, the first foreign language course was broadcasted on the radio.

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: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3110177
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 079 unique: Today we happily present this fantastic example from the Hamilton Watch Company, our very own Lancaster 079. We love the aged motif of this dial along with the incredibly detailed design in the center. We appreciate the wear and tear that has accrued through the years, and really enjoy the look of the antique watch combined with our modern case that has this wonderfully crisp and clean facade. A bright nickel-plated crown and stout strap stand out and tie everything together nicely along with nickel-plated hardware and buckle. As we turn the watch over we are once again stunned by the tranquility of this 916-grade movement from Hamilton, showcasing their signature Geneva line design all across this large build plate. Copper accents are seen all throughout the text and fittings of all 17 screw-set jewels. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel add to the precious metal that shows off inside of this movement. This watch was originally manufactured in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1924 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In the same year in the United States, the first foreign language course was broadcasted on the radio.

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