The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)
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The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)

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The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)
The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)
The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)
The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)
The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)
The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)
The Victory Watch - First Batch - 21j (43mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Victory Watch unique: We are excited to finally debut our Victory Watch!

The Victory Watch is the first and only 10-size antique pocket watch movement we've ever converted into a wristwatch. It's significant for a few reasons, first that it's only 43mm in size, making it the smallest American Artisan Series watch available at Vortic. 

Secondly, we call this the Victory Watch because we found a handful of these smaller Hamilton movements in the midst of being sued by the SWATCH Group. We thought they were fantastic, but due to the legal battle, it didn't make sense for us to spend the time and energy developing a custom, new case size just for these movements. Had we lost the lawsuit, all that time would have been wasted. 

Now that we've won, we can celebrate that victory with this very special watch, and offer it to our loyal customers who helped and supported us through the legal battle.

This piece features the 21jewel version of the 10size Hamilton movement and a dial with a black minute track around the edge. The movement is called the 921 and was manufactured in approximately 1936. We used a stainless steel case and crown as well as our Black Horween strap to make what we think might be the most elegant watch Vortic's ever built!

We have just (2) of these 21jewel models in our first batch, and we think they may go quickly!

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
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Material: stainless steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: domed sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: black shell cordovan by Horween

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Company
  • Serial Number: varies
  • Manufacture Year: 1936
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 10s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Victory Watch unique: We are excited to finally debut our Victory Watch!

The Victory Watch is the first and only 10-size antique pocket watch movement we've ever converted into a wristwatch. It's significant for a few reasons, first that it's only 43mm in size, making it the smallest American Artisan Series watch available at Vortic. 

Secondly, we call this the Victory Watch because we found a handful of these smaller Hamilton movements in the midst of being sued by the SWATCH Group. We thought they were fantastic, but due to the legal battle, it didn't make sense for us to spend the time and energy developing a custom, new case size just for these movements. Had we lost the lawsuit, all that time would have been wasted. 

Now that we've won, we can celebrate that victory with this very special watch, and offer it to our loyal customers who helped and supported us through the legal battle.

This piece features the 21jewel version of the 10size Hamilton movement and a dial with a black minute track around the edge. The movement is called the 921 and was manufactured in approximately 1936. We used a stainless steel case and crown as well as our Black Horween strap to make what we think might be the most elegant watch Vortic's ever built!

We have just (2) of these 21jewel models in our first batch, and we think they may go quickly!

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