The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 123 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)
The Lancaster 123 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 123 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this handsome piece from the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 123. Originally manufactured in 1933 by the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 123 features a classic watch face design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold details. This watch has been preserved incredibly despite its age and looks brand new. Our Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) case complements the dial and subdial wonderfully, and our highly durable and scratch-resistant coating accentuates the boldness of this timepiece. Powered by 17 jewels in screw settings, this 912-grade timepiece is a marvel. Lastly, our Olive leather strap complements the case and dial of this timepiece, giving it a composition unlike any other. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1933 — the same year that the epic King Kong film premiered at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in New York City. The director, Merian C. Cooper, envisioned the movie's final scene first and developed the rest of the story working backward from the climax.

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: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3388495
  • Manufacture Year: 1933
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 123 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this handsome piece from the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 123. Originally manufactured in 1933 by the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 123 features a classic watch face design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold details. This watch has been preserved incredibly despite its age and looks brand new. Our Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) case complements the dial and subdial wonderfully, and our highly durable and scratch-resistant coating accentuates the boldness of this timepiece. Powered by 17 jewels in screw settings, this 912-grade timepiece is a marvel. Lastly, our Olive leather strap complements the case and dial of this timepiece, giving it a composition unlike any other. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1933 — the same year that the epic King Kong film premiered at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in New York City. The director, Merian C. Cooper, envisioned the movie's final scene first and developed the rest of the story working backward from the climax.

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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