The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 192 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)
The Lancaster 192 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 192 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this one-of-a-kind piece initially manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1936 — the Lancaster 192. The pocket watch’s dial features an antique-looking, light background, a highly unique and decorated center design, and aged black numerals. The piece also features dark blue open-kite minute and hour hands that draw even more attention to the breathtakingly distinct dial. We matched the pocket watch with our Machined Titanium case and copper crown. On The back of the watch, you can see the 912-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring, and a large ¾ plate. You can also see its gold-plated gears and 19 ruby jewels with nickel-plated screw settings. To tie the piece together, we added a hand-crafted, natural-colored leather watch strap with a nickel-plated buckle.

This watch was originally produced in 1936 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the Hamilton Watch Company. Also in 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River. It was an incredible feat of engineering and cost over $49 million to build. The dam was a major source of hydroelectric power for the region and was a major factor in the development of the Southwest. It was the largest concrete structure ever built at the time, and its construction employed thousands of workers from all over the country. The construction of the Hoover Dam was a major milestone in the history of the United States, and it continues to provide power to millions of people in the region today.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3432182
  • Manufacture Year: 1936
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Lancaster 192 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this one-of-a-kind piece initially manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1936 — the Lancaster 192. The pocket watch’s dial features an antique-looking, light background, a highly unique and decorated center design, and aged black numerals. The piece also features dark blue open-kite minute and hour hands that draw even more attention to the breathtakingly distinct dial. We matched the pocket watch with our Machined Titanium case and copper crown. On The back of the watch, you can see the 912-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring, and a large ¾ plate. You can also see its gold-plated gears and 19 ruby jewels with nickel-plated screw settings. To tie the piece together, we added a hand-crafted, natural-colored leather watch strap with a nickel-plated buckle.

This watch was originally produced in 1936 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the Hamilton Watch Company. Also in 1936, the Hoover Dam was completed in the Black Canyon on the Colorado River. It was an incredible feat of engineering and cost over $49 million to build. The dam was a major source of hydroelectric power for the region and was a major factor in the development of the Southwest. It was the largest concrete structure ever built at the time, and its construction employed thousands of workers from all over the country. The construction of the Hoover Dam was a major milestone in the history of the United States, and it continues to provide power to millions of people in the region today.

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