The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 193 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)
The Lancaster 193 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 193 unique: Today we are pleased to bring you this incredible timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This watch is especially unique to our lineup as it has a sub-second dial beneath the main dial, which is something that we don't see a lot of from Hamilton. We love the very sharp and deliberate display, with these very bold and angular numerals. Dark gothic hands add to the appeal and look of this watch, accented with a knurled copper crown and hardware to match. We placed this watch inside our machined titanium case and completed the look with a black cordovan leather strap. As we turn this watch over we recognize the signature look of this uniquely shaped 3/4 bridge plate for this 912 movement. The coordinated lines across the build plates makes for a distinctive look, bringing you in closer to examine the gold-plated gears that hide beneath.

This watch was originally produced by Hamilton in 1934, the same year that the world was witness to a remarkable event: the first flight around the world! Led by Wiley Post and his navigator Harold Gatty, the two set off in their single-engine Lockheed Vega 5b on June 23rd, and returned to the United States on July 1st, having completed a journey of 15,474 miles in 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes. This incredible feat was made even more impressive by the fact that Post and Gatty were the first to circumnavigate the globe without any stops for refueling or rest. It was a momentous occasion that marked a new era of human exploration, and inspired people around the world to dream bigger and reach higher.

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: 3407165
  • Manufacture Year: 1934
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Lancaster 193 unique: Today we are pleased to bring you this incredible timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This watch is especially unique to our lineup as it has a sub-second dial beneath the main dial, which is something that we don't see a lot of from Hamilton. We love the very sharp and deliberate display, with these very bold and angular numerals. Dark gothic hands add to the appeal and look of this watch, accented with a knurled copper crown and hardware to match. We placed this watch inside our machined titanium case and completed the look with a black cordovan leather strap. As we turn this watch over we recognize the signature look of this uniquely shaped 3/4 bridge plate for this 912 movement. The coordinated lines across the build plates makes for a distinctive look, bringing you in closer to examine the gold-plated gears that hide beneath.

This watch was originally produced by Hamilton in 1934, the same year that the world was witness to a remarkable event: the first flight around the world! Led by Wiley Post and his navigator Harold Gatty, the two set off in their single-engine Lockheed Vega 5b on June 23rd, and returned to the United States on July 1st, having completed a journey of 15,474 miles in 8 days, 15 hours and 51 minutes. This incredible feat was made even more impressive by the fact that Post and Gatty were the first to circumnavigate the globe without any stops for refueling or rest. It was a momentous occasion that marked a new era of human exploration, and inspired people around the world to dream bigger and reach higher.

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