The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 142 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)
The Lancaster 142 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 142 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this one-of-a-kind piece originally produced by the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 142. The watch boasts a breathtaking cream-colored dial with dark blue arrow watch hands and rustic-style golden numerals. We paired the historic pocket watch with our powerful and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and a gold-plated crown matching the dial’s numerals. The unique Machined Titanium case features a rear display that reveals the piece’s stunning gold-plated gears and other inner workings. The back of the watch has a 912-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, black inlay color, and pendant setting. The watch also shows off 17 luxurious screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. To top off the final product, we equipped the Lancaster 142 with our hand-crafted Rye leather watch strap, which goes perfectly with the dial’s color scheme. The Hamilton Watch Company manufactured the original pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1935 — the same year that George Herman “Babe” Ruth hit his final home run in Major League Baseball. On May 25, 1935, the Boston Braves went head-to-head with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. Although the Pirates beat the Braves 11-7, Ruth played a phenomenal game with six runs, including three home runs. Ruth retired from the MLB only eight days later on June 2, 1935. His home run record of 714 remained untouched until Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th home run on April 8, 1974.

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: 3410685
  • Manufacture Year: 1935
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 142 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this one-of-a-kind piece originally produced by the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 142. The watch boasts a breathtaking cream-colored dial with dark blue arrow watch hands and rustic-style golden numerals. We paired the historic pocket watch with our powerful and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and a gold-plated crown matching the dial’s numerals. The unique Machined Titanium case features a rear display that reveals the piece’s stunning gold-plated gears and other inner workings. The back of the watch has a 912-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, black inlay color, and pendant setting. The watch also shows off 17 luxurious screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. To top off the final product, we equipped the Lancaster 142 with our hand-crafted Rye leather watch strap, which goes perfectly with the dial’s color scheme. The Hamilton Watch Company manufactured the original pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1935 — the same year that George Herman “Babe” Ruth hit his final home run in Major League Baseball. On May 25, 1935, the Boston Braves went head-to-head with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. Although the Pirates beat the Braves 11-7, Ruth played a phenomenal game with six runs, including three home runs. Ruth retired from the MLB only eight days later on June 2, 1935. His home run record of 714 remained untouched until Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th home run on April 8, 1974.

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