The Lancaster 087 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 087 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 087 (47mm)
The Lancaster 087 (47mm)
The Lancaster 087 (47mm)
The Lancaster 087 (47mm)
The Lancaster 087 (47mm)
The Lancaster 087 (47mm)
The Lancaster 087 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Lancaster 087 is the 87th 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 087 Unique: We love the sharp, crisp lines of the numerals, with these very pronounced blue-steel hands on The Lancaster 087. The contrast of the two-tone gold in the single sunk dial matches well with our gold-plated crown. We paired the gold and black of the dial with our black cordovan strap and cased the watch in raw machined titanium. This 916 movement is built on a spectacular ¾ build plate, carefully adorned with these stunning Geneva lines. Spiral machining on the ratchet and mainspring wheels does a great job of giving visual contrast to the main plate. You can also see gold-plated gears showing through the large build plate, powered by 17 screw-set jewels. This watch was originally manufactured in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1928 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In this same year, Charles Lindenburg was presented with the medal of honor for completing the very first transatlantic flight.

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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: Gold 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 087 is the 87th 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 087 Unique: We love the sharp, crisp lines of the numerals, with these very pronounced blue-steel hands on The Lancaster 087. The contrast of the two-tone gold in the single sunk dial matches well with our gold-plated crown. We paired the gold and black of the dial with our black cordovan strap and cased the watch in raw machined titanium. This 916 movement is built on a spectacular ¾ build plate, carefully adorned with these stunning Geneva lines. Spiral machining on the ratchet and mainspring wheels does a great job of giving visual contrast to the main plate. You can also see gold-plated gears showing through the large build plate, powered by 17 screw-set jewels. This watch was originally manufactured in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1928 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In this same year, Charles Lindenburg was presented with the medal of honor for completing the very first transatlantic flight.

1926

3129840

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