The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 153 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)
The Lancaster 153 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 153 unique: Today, we’re delighted to showcase a magnificent piece of history originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 153. This one-of-a-kind wristwatch is powered by an antique pocket watch from 1928. The pocket watch features a unique dial with golden numerals that complement the piece’s light-tan background. The front of the piece also displays distinct violet diamond kite hands as well as a stylish subdial. We matched the dial’s unique colors with our Bronzed Titanium case and equipped it with an eye-catching nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view the timepiece’s 912-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, black inlay color, and pendant setting. The back of the watch also boasts luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 17 screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we equipped this antique watch with our comfortable Stone leather watch strap, drawing further attention to the Lancaster 153’s unforgettable dial and case.

The Hamilton Watch Company initially produced this piece’s pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1928 — the same year Philip Drinker and Louis Agassiz Shaw Jr. invented the iron lung. The device works by varying the air pressure within a tightly enclosed space, stimulating a person’s breathing. Medical professionals first used the iron lung on an eight-year-old girl dying of respiratory failure as a result of polio. The device stimulated her breathing within only a minute and prevented her death. Because of contemporary medical inventions and the widespread eradication of polio, medical professionals no longer use the iron lung, but the device saved thousands of people during the 20th century.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3290068
  • Manufacture Year: 1928
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 153 unique: Today, we’re delighted to showcase a magnificent piece of history originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 153. This one-of-a-kind wristwatch is powered by an antique pocket watch from 1928. The pocket watch features a unique dial with golden numerals that complement the piece’s light-tan background. The front of the piece also displays distinct violet diamond kite hands as well as a stylish subdial. We matched the dial’s unique colors with our Bronzed Titanium case and equipped it with an eye-catching nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view the timepiece’s 912-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, black inlay color, and pendant setting. The back of the watch also boasts luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 17 screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we equipped this antique watch with our comfortable Stone leather watch strap, drawing further attention to the Lancaster 153’s unforgettable dial and case.

The Hamilton Watch Company initially produced this piece’s pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1928 — the same year Philip Drinker and Louis Agassiz Shaw Jr. invented the iron lung. The device works by varying the air pressure within a tightly enclosed space, stimulating a person’s breathing. Medical professionals first used the iron lung on an eight-year-old girl dying of respiratory failure as a result of polio. The device stimulated her breathing within only a minute and prevented her death. Because of contemporary medical inventions and the widespread eradication of polio, medical professionals no longer use the iron lung, but the device saved thousands of people during the 20th century.

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