The Lancaster Railroad 018 (51mm)

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The Lancaster Railroad 018 (51mm)
The Lancaster Railroad 018 (51mm)
The Lancaster Railroad 018 (51mm)
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Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won’t be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch.

Case Style: More info coming soon.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number from the . 

The Lancaster Railroad 018 is the 18th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Lancaster" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Lancaster Railroad 018 Unique: THIS IS THE FIRST LANCASTER MODEL WE HAVE DONE IN YEARS! This watch features a Hamilton movement and dial upcycled into our DLC titanium case (we are in no way affiliated with the Hamilton Watch Company). Despite being almost 100 years old, the crisp clean dial is undeniably modern and fresh. The rich black leather straps, matte black DLC case, and bronze crown bring an understated elegance to this piece of history. The movement was made in 1926, the same year the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg began.

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Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
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  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
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  • Hands: Original
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

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  • Function: Manual Wind
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  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
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—Skyler from Colorado
I received my Vortic Elgin RR watch the other day, and it's fantastic. The case and movement are obviously very high quality. The movement, in fact, never looked better.
—Davis
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—Jeremy from New York

Mission

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American Made

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