The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 147 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)
The Lancaster 147 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 147 unique: Today, we’re pleased to feature this remarkable watch originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 147. The watch boasts a breathtaking dial with uniquely-stylized black numerals that look stunning against its cream-colored background. The dial also features gothic hands with a blue hour hand and bronze-colored minute hand. We matched the watch with our robust, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and equipped it with a copper crown. On the back of the watch, you can view this timepiece’s breathtaking 912-grade open-face movement with a reed regulator, pendant setting, and nickel finish. The watch also boasts impressive gold-plated gears and 17 screw-set jewels. To top it all off, we paired this one-of-a-kind watch with our Mojave leather watch strap, complementing its eye-catching, antique dial. The Hamilton Watch Company initially produced the Lancaster 147’s pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1937 — the same year the Golden Gate Bridge opened. Joseph Strauss designed this iconic bridge in 1917, and it took him over ten years to receive approval for its construction. Architect Irving Morrow designed some of the most noteworthy elements of the Golden Gate Bridge, including the shape of its bridge towers and its Art Deco influence, and he also picked the International Orange color. Initially, the US Navy wanted the bridge to include black and yellow stripes to increase its visibility for ships.

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: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3446511
  • Manufacture Year: 1937
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 147 unique: Today, we’re pleased to feature this remarkable watch originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 147. The watch boasts a breathtaking dial with uniquely-stylized black numerals that look stunning against its cream-colored background. The dial also features gothic hands with a blue hour hand and bronze-colored minute hand. We matched the watch with our robust, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and equipped it with a copper crown. On the back of the watch, you can view this timepiece’s breathtaking 912-grade open-face movement with a reed regulator, pendant setting, and nickel finish. The watch also boasts impressive gold-plated gears and 17 screw-set jewels. To top it all off, we paired this one-of-a-kind watch with our Mojave leather watch strap, complementing its eye-catching, antique dial. The Hamilton Watch Company initially produced the Lancaster 147’s pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1937 — the same year the Golden Gate Bridge opened. Joseph Strauss designed this iconic bridge in 1917, and it took him over ten years to receive approval for its construction. Architect Irving Morrow designed some of the most noteworthy elements of the Golden Gate Bridge, including the shape of its bridge towers and its Art Deco influence, and he also picked the International Orange color. Initially, the US Navy wanted the bridge to include black and yellow stripes to increase its visibility for ships.

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