The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 091 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)
The Lancaster 091 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Lancaster 091 is the 91st 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 091 Unique: Today we have the pleasure of presenting yet another fantastic timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company. We love the intricate design on this double sunk dial, accented by these amazing antique spade hands. We contrasted this crisp white dial with our black DLC titanium case, bringing out the bold numerals and minute indicators. We went with an olive band to continue some of the dark design elements and topped it off with a nickel-plated crown and hardware. The movement is decorated with a signature design of subtle Geneva lines all across the ¾ bridge plate, as well as some spiral patterned accents. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance bring excitement from beneath, powered by 17 ruby jewels, screw-set with stainless steel hardware. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1923. In this same year, the New York Yankees won their very first World Series Title, defeating the New York Giants four games to two.

1923

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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: DLC 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 091 is the 91st 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 091 Unique: Today we have the pleasure of presenting yet another fantastic timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company. We love the intricate design on this double sunk dial, accented by these amazing antique spade hands. We contrasted this crisp white dial with our black DLC titanium case, bringing out the bold numerals and minute indicators. We went with an olive band to continue some of the dark design elements and topped it off with a nickel-plated crown and hardware. The movement is decorated with a signature design of subtle Geneva lines all across the ¾ bridge plate, as well as some spiral patterned accents. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance bring excitement from beneath, powered by 17 ruby jewels, screw-set with stainless steel hardware. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1923. In this same year, the New York Yankees won their very first World Series Title, defeating the New York Giants four games to two.

1923

3210759

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