The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 183 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)
The Lancaster 183 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 183 unique: We’re delighted to present to you this fashionable and luxurious watch that features a pocket watch released by the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 183. This handsome piece of history features stylish black numerals and violet diamond kite watch hands that look especially striking against the dial’s white background. The front of this watch also features a useful subdial with a glimmering center. We matched this exceptional pocket watch with our powerful Gilded Titanium case and a nickel-plated crown, drawing further attention to this stylish product. On the back of the watch, you can see the pocket watch’s antique 912-grade open-face movement with a Reed regulator, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The watch’s rear side also features sumptuous and robust gold-plated gears as well as 17 screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. We tied the piece together with our comfortable, hand-crafted Black leather watch strap, which juxtaposes its glimmering Gilded Titanium case beautifully.

The Hamilton Watch Company originally manufactured the pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1926 — the same year that the historic Orpheum Theatre opened on S. Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Movie theater architect G. Albert Lansburgh designed this famous theater, and it was the fourth movie theater to bear the name Orpheum, which derives from Orpheus, a poet and philosopher in Greek mythology. In addition to showcasing films, the site also serves as an important shooting location for Hollywood. Some films and television programs that had location shoots at the theater include American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Last Action Hero, Transformers, and The Shape of Water.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3260485
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 183 unique: We’re delighted to present to you this fashionable and luxurious watch that features a pocket watch released by the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 183. This handsome piece of history features stylish black numerals and violet diamond kite watch hands that look especially striking against the dial’s white background. The front of this watch also features a useful subdial with a glimmering center. We matched this exceptional pocket watch with our powerful Gilded Titanium case and a nickel-plated crown, drawing further attention to this stylish product. On the back of the watch, you can see the pocket watch’s antique 912-grade open-face movement with a Reed regulator, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The watch’s rear side also features sumptuous and robust gold-plated gears as well as 17 screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. We tied the piece together with our comfortable, hand-crafted Black leather watch strap, which juxtaposes its glimmering Gilded Titanium case beautifully.

The Hamilton Watch Company originally manufactured the pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1926 — the same year that the historic Orpheum Theatre opened on S. Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Movie theater architect G. Albert Lansburgh designed this famous theater, and it was the fourth movie theater to bear the name Orpheum, which derives from Orpheus, a poet and philosopher in Greek mythology. In addition to showcasing films, the site also serves as an important shooting location for Hollywood. Some films and television programs that had location shoots at the theater include American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Last Action Hero, Transformers, and The Shape of Water.

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