The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 094 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)
The Lancaster 094 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Lancaster 094 is the 94th 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 094 Unique: We are pleased to present to you this amazing example of class and elegance from the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 094. With such a bold and clean dial as this, we knew right away that we would set this movement in our black DLC case and finish it off with our black cordovan strap. The lovely stitching continues the black and white color scheme throughout, accented nicely with our nickel-plated crown and hardware. This 912 movement from Hamilton stands out with this large ¾ build plate, showcasing these carefully machined Geneva lines all across the movement. Tucked neatly beneath are gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel, all powered by 17 beautiful jewels. This watch is a timeless classic that we are incredibly happy to be able to give new life to it once again and for years and years to come. Produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1929 this watch was created during the United States stock market crash right before the Great Depression. The 1920s were a prosperous time of growth and wealth, perhaps this watch was the perfect image to cap off a great few years before things started to take a downward turn.

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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 094 is the 94th 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 094 Unique: We are pleased to present to you this amazing example of class and elegance from the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 094. With such a bold and clean dial as this, we knew right away that we would set this movement in our black DLC case and finish it off with our black cordovan strap. The lovely stitching continues the black and white color scheme throughout, accented nicely with our nickel-plated crown and hardware. This 912 movement from Hamilton stands out with this large ¾ build plate, showcasing these carefully machined Geneva lines all across the movement. Tucked neatly beneath are gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel, all powered by 17 beautiful jewels. This watch is a timeless classic that we are incredibly happy to be able to give new life to it once again and for years and years to come. Produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1929 this watch was created during the United States stock market crash right before the Great Depression. The 1920s were a prosperous time of growth and wealth, perhaps this watch was the perfect image to cap off a great few years before things started to take a downward turn.

1929

3313739

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