The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 136 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)
The Lancaster 136 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 136 unique: Today, we're delighted to showcase this distinct, antique piece initially manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1931 — the Lancaster 136. The watch's dial features a cream-colored background with an elegant design underneath its mustard numerals, and the edge of the dial sports stylish white dots. The piece also features a violet hour hand and blue minute hand, which glimmer vividly on top of the historic dial. We paired the original pocket watch with our powerful Gunmetal and copper crown, both of which look stunning with the watch's historic, one-of-a-kind dial. We also equipped the pocket watch with our handcrafted and comfortable Tobacco leather watch strap, which matches the copper crown while emphasizing the piece's antique and rustic style. The back of the watch exhibits a 912-grade open-face movement with a Reed regulator, gold-plated gears, and 17 sumptuous jewels. The watch also features a historic "Hamilton Watch Co." engraving that corroborates the piece's significant age. The Hamilton Watch Company originally produced this piece in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1931 — the same year that Starrett Brothers and Eken finished construction on the Empire State Building. The architectural firm Shreve, Land, and Harmon designed the building in the Art Deco style, a common architectural style in New York City at that time. The Empire State Building was the first building to feature over 100 floors, and it was the world's tallest building until 1971, when construction concluded on the Northern World Trade Center tower.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3347557
  • Manufacture Year: 1931
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 136 unique: Today, we're delighted to showcase this distinct, antique piece initially manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1931 — the Lancaster 136. The watch's dial features a cream-colored background with an elegant design underneath its mustard numerals, and the edge of the dial sports stylish white dots. The piece also features a violet hour hand and blue minute hand, which glimmer vividly on top of the historic dial. We paired the original pocket watch with our powerful Gunmetal and copper crown, both of which look stunning with the watch's historic, one-of-a-kind dial. We also equipped the pocket watch with our handcrafted and comfortable Tobacco leather watch strap, which matches the copper crown while emphasizing the piece's antique and rustic style. The back of the watch exhibits a 912-grade open-face movement with a Reed regulator, gold-plated gears, and 17 sumptuous jewels. The watch also features a historic "Hamilton Watch Co." engraving that corroborates the piece's significant age. The Hamilton Watch Company originally produced this piece in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1931 — the same year that Starrett Brothers and Eken finished construction on the Empire State Building. The architectural firm Shreve, Land, and Harmon designed the building in the Art Deco style, a common architectural style in New York City at that time. The Empire State Building was the first building to feature over 100 floors, and it was the world's tallest building until 1971, when construction concluded on the Northern World Trade Center tower.

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