The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 122 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)
The Lancaster 122 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 122 unique: Today, we are proud to present this marvelous piece from the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 122. Originally manufactured in 1932 by the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 122 features a whimsical watch face design, gold type numbers, and a clear display case, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The unique hand design on the dial shares a resemblance with sailboats, further emphasized by the fuzzy striations and gold-type numbers. Our PVD Zircon Gold case accentuates the studded border and brings out the luster of the subdial spectacularly, and our incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating preserves the complexity of this timepiece. Powered by 21 ruby jewels in gold screw settings, this 904-grade timepiece is a true marvel. Lastly, our Olive leather strap complements the gold-type numbers wonderfully. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1932— the same year that the 1st U.S. radio broadcast from a moving train was recorded. The program was aired over WABC from a train making its rounds from Baltimore to Ohio. The variety show was hosted by Belle Baker, making history as the first person in the United States to be aired from a moving train.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3062963
  • Manufacture Year: 1932
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 122 unique: Today, we are proud to present this marvelous piece from the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 122. Originally manufactured in 1932 by the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 122 features a whimsical watch face design, gold type numbers, and a clear display case, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The unique hand design on the dial shares a resemblance with sailboats, further emphasized by the fuzzy striations and gold-type numbers. Our PVD Zircon Gold case accentuates the studded border and brings out the luster of the subdial spectacularly, and our incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating preserves the complexity of this timepiece. Powered by 21 ruby jewels in gold screw settings, this 904-grade timepiece is a true marvel. Lastly, our Olive leather strap complements the gold-type numbers wonderfully. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1932— the same year that the 1st U.S. radio broadcast from a moving train was recorded. The program was aired over WABC from a train making its rounds from Baltimore to Ohio. The variety show was hosted by Belle Baker, making history as the first person in the United States to be aired from a moving train.

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