The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 160 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)
The Lancaster 160 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 160 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to show you this splendid watch that was initially produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1928 — the Lancaster 160. The piece’s antique pocket watch features a stunning cream-colored dial with homely black numerals and a matching subdial. As you can see, the front of the watch also boasts exquisite violet gothic hands. We paired this historic pocket watch with our robust Sandblasted Titanium case and equipped it with a glimmering nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can behold the piece’s 912-grade open-face movement with a Reed regulator and black inlay color. This watch also boasts additional breathtaking qualities, such as its gold-plated gears and 17 screw-set jewels. Finally, we complemented this eye-catching and stylish watch with our comfortable Black leather watch strap. The dark strap handsomely juxtaposes the piece’s bright, attractive dial and case.

The Hamilton Watch Company originally manufactured this enviable watch in 1928 — the same year American anthropologist Margaret Mead authored the groundbreaking book Coming of Age in Samoa, which primarily focuses on the development of adolescent girls in the Samoan Island Taʻū. Although the book generated controversy through the years and has been criticized for not meeting contemporary anthropological standards, it’s considered a landmark anthropologic text because Mead spent a great deal of time in the field researching her subject matter — which was not common at the time. At age 23, Mead spent nine months in Taʻū and interviewed and observed 68 girls between the ages of 9 and 20 to formulate her theories.

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: 3303468
  • Manufacture Year: 1928
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 160 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to show you this splendid watch that was initially produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1928 — the Lancaster 160. The piece’s antique pocket watch features a stunning cream-colored dial with homely black numerals and a matching subdial. As you can see, the front of the watch also boasts exquisite violet gothic hands. We paired this historic pocket watch with our robust Sandblasted Titanium case and equipped it with a glimmering nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can behold the piece’s 912-grade open-face movement with a Reed regulator and black inlay color. This watch also boasts additional breathtaking qualities, such as its gold-plated gears and 17 screw-set jewels. Finally, we complemented this eye-catching and stylish watch with our comfortable Black leather watch strap. The dark strap handsomely juxtaposes the piece’s bright, attractive dial and case.

The Hamilton Watch Company originally manufactured this enviable watch in 1928 — the same year American anthropologist Margaret Mead authored the groundbreaking book Coming of Age in Samoa, which primarily focuses on the development of adolescent girls in the Samoan Island Taʻū. Although the book generated controversy through the years and has been criticized for not meeting contemporary anthropological standards, it’s considered a landmark anthropologic text because Mead spent a great deal of time in the field researching her subject matter — which was not common at the time. At age 23, Mead spent nine months in Taʻū and interviewed and observed 68 girls between the ages of 9 and 20 to formulate her theories.

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