The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 098 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)
The Lancaster 098 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Lancaster 098 is the 98th 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 098 Unique: Today we are happy to bring you this amazing timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 098. We love the look and feel of this watch, with such a wonderfully aged dial that is complemented by our sandblasted titanium case, giving this antique watch a classically aged appearance. These brilliant open-spade hands bring a strong contrast and stand out nicely against this double sunk dial. We paired our gold crown and hardware, helping to bring attention to the fantastic gold numerals around the face. The rye strap ties everything together nicely, completing this vintage earth tone aesthetic. The movement powering this watch has all of the design elements and reliability that we appreciate from Hamilton’s 912 line. A large build plate takes over the space visually, leaving only small glimpses of the gold-plated gears beneath. Wide patterned Geneva lines all throughout, with a fantastic spiral pattern carefully machined onto the mainspring barrel and crown wheel. 17-screw set jewels help the gears spin freely, while stainless hardware caps off the overall powerful look and feel of this beautiful watch. Originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1935, which is also the same year that Major League Baseball had its first night game. The game was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. This event was such a big deal that President Franklin D. Roosevelt even threw the ceremonial first pitch from the White House lawn in Washington, D.C.

1935

3419322

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: Sandblasted 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 098 is the 98th 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 098 Unique: Today we are happy to bring you this amazing timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 098. We love the look and feel of this watch, with such a wonderfully aged dial that is complemented by our sandblasted titanium case, giving this antique watch a classically aged appearance. These brilliant open-spade hands bring a strong contrast and stand out nicely against this double sunk dial. We paired our gold crown and hardware, helping to bring attention to the fantastic gold numerals around the face. The rye strap ties everything together nicely, completing this vintage earth tone aesthetic. The movement powering this watch has all of the design elements and reliability that we appreciate from Hamilton’s 912 line. A large build plate takes over the space visually, leaving only small glimpses of the gold-plated gears beneath. Wide patterned Geneva lines all throughout, with a fantastic spiral pattern carefully machined onto the mainspring barrel and crown wheel. 17-screw set jewels help the gears spin freely, while stainless hardware caps off the overall powerful look and feel of this beautiful watch. Originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1935, which is also the same year that Major League Baseball had its first night game. The game was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. This event was such a big deal that President Franklin D. Roosevelt even threw the ceremonial first pitch from the White House lawn in Washington, D.C.

1935

3419322

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