The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 113 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)
The Lancaster 113 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 113 unique: Today we are happy to introduce this fantastic example from the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 113. This watch features such an incredibly distinctive single-sunk dial with a gold-colored portion of the second indicator that really makes it stand out against the rest of the white dial. Some subtle aging around the edges of the numerals reminds us just how old this watch is, originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1936. The machined titanium case with nickel-plated crown and hardware makes every pop nicely and stand out in a crowd. Our olive strap softens off the look and gives this watch a natural quality. The movement that powers this watch shows us the true craftsmanship available at the time, showcased nicely on this 912-grade piece. Geneva lines have been carefully machined across all of the build plate surfaces, giving this watch a uniform design all throughout. 17 screw-set jewels as well as gold plated gears and stainless steel hardware all play their role in guiding the viewer around to the different elements that actually give this watch life. At the same time that this watch was being produced by Hamilton, we also saw the very first superhero to be depicted in a skin-tight costume and mask. Lee Falk created The Phantom and produced it as a daily newspaper strip; he continued to work on the project until his death in 1999.

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: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3436784
  • Manufacture Year: 1936
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 113 unique: Today we are happy to introduce this fantastic example from the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 113. This watch features such an incredibly distinctive single-sunk dial with a gold-colored portion of the second indicator that really makes it stand out against the rest of the white dial. Some subtle aging around the edges of the numerals reminds us just how old this watch is, originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1936. The machined titanium case with nickel-plated crown and hardware makes every pop nicely and stand out in a crowd. Our olive strap softens off the look and gives this watch a natural quality. The movement that powers this watch shows us the true craftsmanship available at the time, showcased nicely on this 912-grade piece. Geneva lines have been carefully machined across all of the build plate surfaces, giving this watch a uniform design all throughout. 17 screw-set jewels as well as gold plated gears and stainless steel hardware all play their role in guiding the viewer around to the different elements that actually give this watch life. At the same time that this watch was being produced by Hamilton, we also saw the very first superhero to be depicted in a skin-tight costume and mask. Lee Falk created The Phantom and produced it as a daily newspaper strip; he continued to work on the project until his death in 1999.

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