The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 104 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)
The Lancaster 104 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 104 unique: Today we are happy to bring you this absolutely beautiful watch from the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 104. We were immediately drawn by this amazingly intricate floral design on the dial, that has been delicately machined to perfection. The numerals have a sharp distinct look that stands out, as well as these beautiful spade hands that contrast well against the soft feel of the face. Minute indicators all around the outside of the dial match the tone of our machined titanium case and create a unified marriage of old and new. Our rye-colored strap and gold plated crown emphasize some of the softer tones of the face and bring everything together nicely. As we turn this watch over to reveal the inside, we are amazed by the details displayed from this 916 movement. Copper inlaid text and gold plated gears give a nice visual balance and flair to pair with this stunning build plate, decorated with Geneva lines all throughout. Decorated with 17 screw-set jewels to keep everything running smoothly, as well as stainless steel hardware that pairs well with the flashy mainspring barrel and crown wheel. This watch was originally produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1926. This is also the same year that the United States established a numbered highway system, marking the world-famous Route 66 for the first time.

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
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3118219
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 104 unique: Today we are happy to bring you this absolutely beautiful watch from the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 104. We were immediately drawn by this amazingly intricate floral design on the dial, that has been delicately machined to perfection. The numerals have a sharp distinct look that stands out, as well as these beautiful spade hands that contrast well against the soft feel of the face. Minute indicators all around the outside of the dial match the tone of our machined titanium case and create a unified marriage of old and new. Our rye-colored strap and gold plated crown emphasize some of the softer tones of the face and bring everything together nicely. As we turn this watch over to reveal the inside, we are amazed by the details displayed from this 916 movement. Copper inlaid text and gold plated gears give a nice visual balance and flair to pair with this stunning build plate, decorated with Geneva lines all throughout. Decorated with 17 screw-set jewels to keep everything running smoothly, as well as stainless steel hardware that pairs well with the flashy mainspring barrel and crown wheel. This watch was originally produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1926. This is also the same year that the United States established a numbered highway system, marking the world-famous Route 66 for the first time.

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