The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 109 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)
The Lancaster 109 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 109 unique: For Today’s Watch of the Day we bring you this amazing watch from the Hamilton Watch Company, our very own Lancaster 109. We are immediately drawn in to explore the intricate designs within the center of the dial, as well as the very uniquely shaped numerals all around the outer edge. We chose our sandblasted titanium case to compliment the soft feel of this slightly aged dial. Our copper crown and tobacco strap bring a great deal of contrast and color to brighten up the vintage look of this beautiful watch, as well as copper hardware throughout. As we turn the watch over to reveal the movement inside, we are blown away by fine details. Inlaid text matches the copper settings that hold in the 17 screw-set jewels, while the gold-plated gears peek through from beneath. The build plate has been carefully machined with these spectacular Geneva lines, while the mainspring barrel and crown wheel show off this wonderful spiral pattern. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1925 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In this same year, a man by the name of Frank Heath embarked on a two-year journey to visit all 48 states across the nation, on his beloved horse Gypsy Queen.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3114101
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 109 unique: For Today’s Watch of the Day we bring you this amazing watch from the Hamilton Watch Company, our very own Lancaster 109. We are immediately drawn in to explore the intricate designs within the center of the dial, as well as the very uniquely shaped numerals all around the outer edge. We chose our sandblasted titanium case to compliment the soft feel of this slightly aged dial. Our copper crown and tobacco strap bring a great deal of contrast and color to brighten up the vintage look of this beautiful watch, as well as copper hardware throughout. As we turn the watch over to reveal the movement inside, we are blown away by fine details. Inlaid text matches the copper settings that hold in the 17 screw-set jewels, while the gold-plated gears peek through from beneath. The build plate has been carefully machined with these spectacular Geneva lines, while the mainspring barrel and crown wheel show off this wonderful spiral pattern. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1925 by the Hamilton Watch Company. In this same year, a man by the name of Frank Heath embarked on a two-year journey to visit all 48 states across the nation, on his beloved horse Gypsy Queen.

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