The Lancaster 089 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 089 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 089 (47mm)
The Lancaster 089 (47mm)
The Lancaster 089 (47mm)
The Lancaster 089 (47mm)
The Lancaster 089 (47mm)
The Lancaster 089 (47mm)
The Lancaster 089 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Lancaster 089 is the 89th 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 089 Unique: We look forward to the pleasure of releasing another incredible watch from our Lancaster line, and this one, in particular, has us truly in awe. The dial on this beautiful Hamilton has all the elements of high class and sophistication, with just the right amount of wear to show its age through the years. We dressed up this amazing timepiece in our machined titanium case, topped off with our nickel-plated crown and hardware to match. The stone band lets the dark numerals and exquisite kite-shaped hands contrast and stand out very nicely. The movement at the heart of this watch is truly something worth showing off. The bridge plate design helps this special movement really stand out, adorned with 23 jewels throughout, screw-set with stainless steel hardware. The unique shape of this bridge allows for easy viewing of the rose gold gears that lie beneath and power this antique. This movement was originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1928. In this same year, the third Mickey Mouse film was released, Steamboat Willie. This was the first film to be released with sound.

1928

3010018

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: 23 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Lancaster 089 is the 89th 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 089 Unique: We look forward to the pleasure of releasing another incredible watch from our Lancaster line, and this one, in particular, has us truly in awe. The dial on this beautiful Hamilton has all the elements of high class and sophistication, with just the right amount of wear to show its age through the years. We dressed up this amazing timepiece in our machined titanium case, topped off with our nickel-plated crown and hardware to match. The stone band lets the dark numerals and exquisite kite-shaped hands contrast and stand out very nicely. The movement at the heart of this watch is truly something worth showing off. The bridge plate design helps this special movement really stand out, adorned with 23 jewels throughout, screw-set with stainless steel hardware. The unique shape of this bridge allows for easy viewing of the rose gold gears that lie beneath and power this antique. This movement was originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1928. In this same year, the third Mickey Mouse film was released, Steamboat Willie. This was the first film to be released with sound.

1928

3010018

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