The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
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The Lancaster 199 (47mm)

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The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)
The Lancaster 199 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Lancaster 199 unique:  Introducing the Lancaster 199, a wristwatch conversion born from an antique 19-jewel Hamilton Watch Company pocket watch first built in 1931. We, at Vortic Watch Company, are proud to present this one-of-a-kind timepiece as part of our American Artisan Series.

Crafted with precision and care, the Lancaster 199 features a machined titanium case that ensures both durability and a sleek aesthetic. A gold-plated crown and gold-plated gears add a touch of luxury, while the black cordovan leather strap provides a classic finishing touch. This watch is not only an exquisite piece of jewelry but also a work of art that pays homage to the timeless craftsmanship of American watchmaking.

As a pocket watch conversion done by the Vortic Watch Company, the Lancaster 199 is a testament to our passion for preserving history and our commitment to innovative and sustainable watchmaking. This watch is more than just a timekeeper, it's a conversation piece, a family heirloom, and a symbol of American ingenuity. So if you're looking for a unique and timeless wristwatch that tells a story, look no further than the Lancaster 199 by Vortic Watch Company.

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: 3062537
  • Manufacture Year: 1931
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Lancaster 199 unique:  Introducing the Lancaster 199, a wristwatch conversion born from an antique 19-jewel Hamilton Watch Company pocket watch first built in 1931. We, at Vortic Watch Company, are proud to present this one-of-a-kind timepiece as part of our American Artisan Series.

Crafted with precision and care, the Lancaster 199 features a machined titanium case that ensures both durability and a sleek aesthetic. A gold-plated crown and gold-plated gears add a touch of luxury, while the black cordovan leather strap provides a classic finishing touch. This watch is not only an exquisite piece of jewelry but also a work of art that pays homage to the timeless craftsmanship of American watchmaking.

As a pocket watch conversion done by the Vortic Watch Company, the Lancaster 199 is a testament to our passion for preserving history and our commitment to innovative and sustainable watchmaking. This watch is more than just a timekeeper, it's a conversation piece, a family heirloom, and a symbol of American ingenuity. So if you're looking for a unique and timeless wristwatch that tells a story, look no further than the Lancaster 199 by Vortic Watch Company.

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