The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 198 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)
The Lancaster 198 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 198 unique:  We are pleased to present to you this beautiful watch originally produced by the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 198. This piece has a way of grabbing your attention from across the room to draw you in and explore all of the fine details. The dial features distinct vertical lines throughout with various amounts of aging that give it a very antique feel. Contrasted by these bright and powerful gold-colored numerals that shimmer and catch the light, along with the stunning open-kite hands. This watch has been carefully placed in our machined titanium case, accented with a gold-plated crown and hardware. As we turn the watch over to reveal the movement through our unique exhibition back, we are in love with the shape and design of the different bridge plates. The curvature and shape of all the different design elements keep your eye moving throughout the piece, exploring all 23 jewels and gold-plated gears of this exquisite watch.

This watch was originally produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1927 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In this same year, the first successful transatlantic telephone call was made from London to New York. This incredible event marked a significant milestone in human history and demonstrated how powerful communication can be. It meant that for the first time, people were able to connect with each other over vast distances and create bonds between countries that had never existed before.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3008149
  • Manufacture Year: 1927
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 23 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 198 unique:  We are pleased to present to you this beautiful watch originally produced by the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 198. This piece has a way of grabbing your attention from across the room to draw you in and explore all of the fine details. The dial features distinct vertical lines throughout with various amounts of aging that give it a very antique feel. Contrasted by these bright and powerful gold-colored numerals that shimmer and catch the light, along with the stunning open-kite hands. This watch has been carefully placed in our machined titanium case, accented with a gold-plated crown and hardware. As we turn the watch over to reveal the movement through our unique exhibition back, we are in love with the shape and design of the different bridge plates. The curvature and shape of all the different design elements keep your eye moving throughout the piece, exploring all 23 jewels and gold-plated gears of this exquisite watch.

This watch was originally produced by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1927 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In this same year, the first successful transatlantic telephone call was made from London to New York. This incredible event marked a significant milestone in human history and demonstrated how powerful communication can be. It meant that for the first time, people were able to connect with each other over vast distances and create bonds between countries that had never existed before.

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