The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 086 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)
The Lancaster 086 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Lancaster 086 is the 86th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Lancaster" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Lancaster 086 Unique: This fantastic Hamilton watch gave us the opportunity to showcase our sandblasted titanium case. The soft but polished case perfectly emphasizes the striking dark numerals and bold hands of the dial. It's all about the small details with this double-sunk dial, ornate central design, and small minute indicators around the outside of the numerals. Silver-plated crown and hardware with a stone strap give this watch a clean look without distracting from its flashy dial. The movement is run by 17 screw set jewels built into a large ¾ build plate, which has been intricately machined with bold horizontal lines and adorned with more silver hardware. This watch was originally manufactured in 1934 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the same year, John Dillenger, a notorious bank robber, was at large. He broke out of jail in Indiana using a wooden pistol and quickly robbed another bank with his gang a week later in Iowa.

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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: 2021
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Lancaster 086 is the 86th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Lancaster" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Lancaster 086 Unique: This fantastic Hamilton watch gave us the opportunity to showcase our sandblasted titanium case. The soft but polished case perfectly emphasizes the striking dark numerals and bold hands of the dial. It's all about the small details with this double-sunk dial, ornate central design, and small minute indicators around the outside of the numerals. Silver-plated crown and hardware with a stone strap give this watch a clean look without distracting from its flashy dial. The movement is run by 17 screw set jewels built into a large ¾ build plate, which has been intricately machined with bold horizontal lines and adorned with more silver hardware. This watch was originally manufactured in 1934 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the same year, John Dillenger, a notorious bank robber, was at large. He broke out of jail in Indiana using a wooden pistol and quickly robbed another bank with his gang a week later in Iowa.

1934

3408118

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