The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 187 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)
The Lancaster 187 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 187 unique: We’re excited to feature this stunning watch that was initially released by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1928 — the Lancaster 187. This handsome piece of American manufacturing history features a tan dial and a sophisticated circular design pattern accompanied by violet gothic watch hands, stylishly-bold black numerals, and a matching subdial. We paired this remarkable pocket watch with our Sandblasted Titanium case and topped it off with a stunning nickel-plated crown. This case also features a custom polished front bezel to add emphasis around the face and pronounce the domed crystal. On the watch’s rear side, you can view its historic 912-grade open-face movement with a Reed regulator, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The movement also displays a ¾ plate with 17 screw-set jewels and gold-plated gears. Finally, we tied the piece together by equipping it with our artisan-designed Oxblood Cordovan leather watch strap.

The Hamilton Watch Company originally manufactured this elegant pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1928 — the same year that the Ford River Rouge complex was completed in Dearborn, Michigan. Acclaimed American industrial architect Albert Kahn designed this groundbreaking automobile factory complex that features 93 buildings and is 1.5 miles wide by 1 mile long. At the time, it was the world’s largest integrated factory. Although the plant primarily produced Ford vehicles through the years — including the Ford Model A, Ford Mustang, Mercury Cougar, and Ford F-150 — it also played an important part in America’s war efforts during World War II. It produced aircraft engines, aircraft parts and components, armor plates, and jeeps. In 1978, the site was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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: 3287397
  • Manufacture Year: 1928
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 187 unique: We’re excited to feature this stunning watch that was initially released by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1928 — the Lancaster 187. This handsome piece of American manufacturing history features a tan dial and a sophisticated circular design pattern accompanied by violet gothic watch hands, stylishly-bold black numerals, and a matching subdial. We paired this remarkable pocket watch with our Sandblasted Titanium case and topped it off with a stunning nickel-plated crown. This case also features a custom polished front bezel to add emphasis around the face and pronounce the domed crystal. On the watch’s rear side, you can view its historic 912-grade open-face movement with a Reed regulator, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The movement also displays a ¾ plate with 17 screw-set jewels and gold-plated gears. Finally, we tied the piece together by equipping it with our artisan-designed Oxblood Cordovan leather watch strap.

The Hamilton Watch Company originally manufactured this elegant pocket watch in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1928 — the same year that the Ford River Rouge complex was completed in Dearborn, Michigan. Acclaimed American industrial architect Albert Kahn designed this groundbreaking automobile factory complex that features 93 buildings and is 1.5 miles wide by 1 mile long. At the time, it was the world’s largest integrated factory. Although the plant primarily produced Ford vehicles through the years — including the Ford Model A, Ford Mustang, Mercury Cougar, and Ford F-150 — it also played an important part in America’s war efforts during World War II. It produced aircraft engines, aircraft parts and components, armor plates, and jeeps. In 1978, the site was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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