The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 195 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)
The Lancaster 195 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 195 unique: We are thrilled to present the Lancaster 195, built from an antique 17-jewel pocket watch originally crafted in 1931 by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This stunning dial boasts an ornate sunburst design, complemented by gothic blued-steel hands and sophisticated numerals. When turned over, the watch's exhibition back reveals shining gold-plated gears amid undulating Côtes de Genève. We've produced a radiant gilded titanium case and paired it with a knurled nickel crown and a moss leather strap. The result is a luminous, elegant, and polished timepiece that embodies the rich history and craftsmanship of the Hamilton Watch Company.

The original pocket watch enshrined in this piece was produced in 1931. Opened the same year, the Empire State Building in New York City is a symbol of American luxury. The construction of the 1,454-foot-tall building took just over a year and involved thousands of workers. Its opulent interior features marble walls, gold accents, and Art Deco-inspired details. Initially, the building was a popular destination for wealthy New Yorkers and tourists, offering breathtaking views of the city and housing luxurious offices, restaurants, and shops. Today, the Empire State Building remains a beloved icon of American architecture and luxury, attracting history buffs and design enthusiasts alike.

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: 3352681
  • Manufacture Year: 1931
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 195 unique: We are thrilled to present the Lancaster 195, built from an antique 17-jewel pocket watch originally crafted in 1931 by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This stunning dial boasts an ornate sunburst design, complemented by gothic blued-steel hands and sophisticated numerals. When turned over, the watch's exhibition back reveals shining gold-plated gears amid undulating Côtes de Genève. We've produced a radiant gilded titanium case and paired it with a knurled nickel crown and a moss leather strap. The result is a luminous, elegant, and polished timepiece that embodies the rich history and craftsmanship of the Hamilton Watch Company.

The original pocket watch enshrined in this piece was produced in 1931. Opened the same year, the Empire State Building in New York City is a symbol of American luxury. The construction of the 1,454-foot-tall building took just over a year and involved thousands of workers. Its opulent interior features marble walls, gold accents, and Art Deco-inspired details. Initially, the building was a popular destination for wealthy New Yorkers and tourists, offering breathtaking views of the city and housing luxurious offices, restaurants, and shops. Today, the Empire State Building remains a beloved icon of American architecture and luxury, attracting history buffs and design enthusiasts alike.

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