The Lancaster 090 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 090 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 090 (47mm)
The Lancaster 090 (47mm)
The Lancaster 090 (47mm)
The Lancaster 090 (47mm)
The Lancaster 090 (47mm)
The Lancaster 090 (47mm)
The Lancaster 090 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Lancaster 090 is the 90th 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 090 Unique: We are so happy to add the Lancaster 090 to our fabulous collection. This watch has the perfect combination of style and character and we could not be more excited about how well it turned out. This rustic dial has the right amount of wear as well as a unique interior design and light minute indicators around the outside. Our DLC titanium case and a moss strap give contrast to the soft feel of the dial, while the gold-plated crown and hardware match the second-hand indicator. There is something strong and powerful about the large build plates of these Hamilton 912 movements that stands out from other styles of this period. With such a large area covering up much of the gears and inner workings of this 17 jewel movement, the manufacturer had the opportunity to show off the intricate machining of the Geneva lines that flow across the entire build plate. A brass balance wheel blends in well with the gold plate gears, while the stainless steel hardware accentuates the rest of the bright features within this amazing watch. Originally this movement was manufactured in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1923 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In this same year, the first successful flight of a rotorcraft by Juan de la Cierva. Better known today as a helicopter, a rotorcraft is defined as any heavier than air flying craft propelled by a vertical mast with rotary style wings or blades. It was almost immediately showcased to the military in the very same month.

1923

3441873

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: DLC 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 090 is the 90th 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 090 Unique: We are so happy to add the Lancaster 090 to our fabulous collection. This watch has the perfect combination of style and character and we could not be more excited about how well it turned out. This rustic dial has the right amount of wear as well as a unique interior design and light minute indicators around the outside. Our DLC titanium case and a moss strap give contrast to the soft feel of the dial, while the gold-plated crown and hardware match the second-hand indicator. There is something strong and powerful about the large build plates of these Hamilton 912 movements that stands out from other styles of this period. With such a large area covering up much of the gears and inner workings of this 17 jewel movement, the manufacturer had the opportunity to show off the intricate machining of the Geneva lines that flow across the entire build plate. A brass balance wheel blends in well with the gold plate gears, while the stainless steel hardware accentuates the rest of the bright features within this amazing watch. Originally this movement was manufactured in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1923 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In this same year, the first successful flight of a rotorcraft by Juan de la Cierva. Better known today as a helicopter, a rotorcraft is defined as any heavier than air flying craft propelled by a vertical mast with rotary style wings or blades. It was almost immediately showcased to the military in the very same month.

1923

3441873

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