The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 156 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)
The Lancaster 156 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 156 unique: Today, we are thrilled to bring you another stunning timepiece initially created in 1930 by the Hamilton Watch Co. in Lancaster, PA — the Lancaster 156. This historical watch features a patinated cream-colored face accompanied by stylized black Monrocq Freres numerals. The purple-tinted diamond kite-shaped hands also add to the watch’s gorgeous antique display. We encased this movement in our machined titanium case and topped it off with a gold-plated crown to further highlight the hues of the face. As you turn the watch over, you can view the glimmering machined nickel ¾ plate and matching outer gears through our unique clear-backed case. This magnificent 912-grade movement also showcases 17 gleaming screw-set jewels and stunning gilded inner gears. Additionally, this watch features a double roller and reed regulator. To complement this watch’s gorgeous antique movement and machined titanium finish, we added our comfortable olive strap.

In January of 1930, the same year that the Hamilton Watch Co. produced this stunning timepiece, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met for the first time at Clarence Clay’s house. The crime spree of this infamous duo lasted for four years and led to one of the most iconic manhunts in American history. Bonnie and Clyde’s rap sheet included multiple prison breaks, robberies, and murders across Texas and Louisiana. Their wild ride ended abruptly in 1934 as Texas Rangers and Louisiana State Police ambushed them along a highway in Sailes, Louisiana. The posse opened fire on Bonnie and Clyde as they approached in an automobile — killing them instantly.

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: 3331889
  • Manufacture Year: 1930
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 156 unique: Today, we are thrilled to bring you another stunning timepiece initially created in 1930 by the Hamilton Watch Co. in Lancaster, PA — the Lancaster 156. This historical watch features a patinated cream-colored face accompanied by stylized black Monrocq Freres numerals. The purple-tinted diamond kite-shaped hands also add to the watch’s gorgeous antique display. We encased this movement in our machined titanium case and topped it off with a gold-plated crown to further highlight the hues of the face. As you turn the watch over, you can view the glimmering machined nickel ¾ plate and matching outer gears through our unique clear-backed case. This magnificent 912-grade movement also showcases 17 gleaming screw-set jewels and stunning gilded inner gears. Additionally, this watch features a double roller and reed regulator. To complement this watch’s gorgeous antique movement and machined titanium finish, we added our comfortable olive strap.

In January of 1930, the same year that the Hamilton Watch Co. produced this stunning timepiece, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow met for the first time at Clarence Clay’s house. The crime spree of this infamous duo lasted for four years and led to one of the most iconic manhunts in American history. Bonnie and Clyde’s rap sheet included multiple prison breaks, robberies, and murders across Texas and Louisiana. Their wild ride ended abruptly in 1934 as Texas Rangers and Louisiana State Police ambushed them along a highway in Sailes, Louisiana. The posse opened fire on Bonnie and Clyde as they approached in an automobile — killing them instantly.

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