The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 150 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)
The Lancaster 150 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 150 unique:

Today we are excited to bring you this magnificent timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 150. We love the character that is displayed on this antique dial, showing the true age of this watch. The styling of the vertical lines that have been carefully machined onto the dial leads your eye to the outer edge where we find 60 small minute indicators. Gold-colored numerals pair well with our gold-plated crown and hardware topped off with our olive green strap. As we turn this watch over to reveal the movement within, right away we are drawn to more gold-plated elements, with these wonderful gears peaking through this large ¾ build plate. The damaskeened lines all across this unique plate design show the true craftsmanship of the time and are something we really love and appreciate from Hamilton. 17 screw-set jewels bring a little more visual charm to this beautiful display, with the nickel-plated hardware giving them a little extra flash to complement the precious metal throughout. This watch was originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1923. In Egypt this same year, King Tutankhamun's tomb was opened by Howard Carter. He began his work in Egypt back in 1891, with a number of different projects throughout that time, as well as a brief break during WWI when all operations were put on hold. Carter and his team eventually found the entry steps to Tutankhamun’s tomb in November of 1922 and didn’t make their way into the burial chamber until February 1923. Work on the tomb continued and wasn’t completed until 1932, ten years later. 

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: 3100995
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 150 unique:

Today we are excited to bring you this magnificent timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 150. We love the character that is displayed on this antique dial, showing the true age of this watch. The styling of the vertical lines that have been carefully machined onto the dial leads your eye to the outer edge where we find 60 small minute indicators. Gold-colored numerals pair well with our gold-plated crown and hardware topped off with our olive green strap. As we turn this watch over to reveal the movement within, right away we are drawn to more gold-plated elements, with these wonderful gears peaking through this large ¾ build plate. The damaskeened lines all across this unique plate design show the true craftsmanship of the time and are something we really love and appreciate from Hamilton. 17 screw-set jewels bring a little more visual charm to this beautiful display, with the nickel-plated hardware giving them a little extra flash to complement the precious metal throughout. This watch was originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1923. In Egypt this same year, King Tutankhamun's tomb was opened by Howard Carter. He began his work in Egypt back in 1891, with a number of different projects throughout that time, as well as a brief break during WWI when all operations were put on hold. Carter and his team eventually found the entry steps to Tutankhamun’s tomb in November of 1922 and didn’t make their way into the burial chamber until February 1923. Work on the tomb continued and wasn’t completed until 1932, ten years later. 

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