The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 132 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)
The Lancaster 132 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 132 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this one-of-kind piece initially manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1928 — the Lancaster 132. The pocket watch’s dial features an antique-looking, tan background with highly unique and rustic gold-colored numerals. The piece also sports dark violet minute and hour hands that draw even more attention to the breathtakingly distinct dial. We matched the pocket watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and gold-plated crown. The crown pairs excellently with the dial’s unforgettable numerals. The back of the watch features 918-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring, ¾ plate, and three adjustable positions. You can also see its gold-plated gears powered by 19 ruby jewels with matching gold screw settings. To tie the piece together, we added a hand-crafted, comfortable Stout leather watch strap and a gold-plated buckle resembling the crown and numerals. The Hamilton Watch Company manufactured this piece in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1928 — the same year President Calvin Coolidge approved the Boulder Canyon Project, leading to the construction of the Hoover Dam. Before the Hoover Dam’s construction, the Colorado River frequently flooded and destroyed farms in California. The dam cost over 49 million dollars to construct at the time, which is worth over $680 million today. Congress referred to the dam as the Hoover Dam because Herbert Hoover was president during the first years of its construction. During the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, the dam was called the Boulder Dam, but Congress officially named the dam after Herbert Hoover in 1947.

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: 3135246
  • Manufacture Year: 1928
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 132 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this one-of-kind piece initially manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1928 — the Lancaster 132. The pocket watch’s dial features an antique-looking, tan background with highly unique and rustic gold-colored numerals. The piece also sports dark violet minute and hour hands that draw even more attention to the breathtakingly distinct dial. We matched the pocket watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and gold-plated crown. The crown pairs excellently with the dial’s unforgettable numerals. The back of the watch features 918-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring, ¾ plate, and three adjustable positions. You can also see its gold-plated gears powered by 19 ruby jewels with matching gold screw settings. To tie the piece together, we added a hand-crafted, comfortable Stout leather watch strap and a gold-plated buckle resembling the crown and numerals. The Hamilton Watch Company manufactured this piece in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1928 — the same year President Calvin Coolidge approved the Boulder Canyon Project, leading to the construction of the Hoover Dam. Before the Hoover Dam’s construction, the Colorado River frequently flooded and destroyed farms in California. The dam cost over 49 million dollars to construct at the time, which is worth over $680 million today. Congress referred to the dam as the Hoover Dam because Herbert Hoover was president during the first years of its construction. During the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, the dam was called the Boulder Dam, but Congress officially named the dam after Herbert Hoover in 1947.

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