Who we are
Vortic Watch Company's American Artisan Series features salvaged and restored antique American pocket watches expertly preserved into one-of-a-kind wristwatches.
We are one of the only wristwatch manufacturing companies in the United States and build these timepieces by hand in Fort Collins, Colorado.
What We Do
The American Artisan Series
Since it's difficult to find and restore the antique American pocket watches, we can only make a couple hundred watches each year. For this reason, we have our Watch of the Week program. Visit our store daily to see a new and unique piece. Don't wait too long though, as they sell quickly and there's only one of each!
Convert Your Watch
The first question we always get is: "what if I have a pocket watch from my Grandfather?"
If you already own a pocket watch and are considering converting it into a wristwatch, we can help! In fact, we're the only company that can expertly preserve your family heirloom pocket watch into a wristwatch.
Colorado Watch Company
If you're interested in a smaller, modern, fully automatic watch Built in the USA and made to last a lifetime, check out our new brand, Colorado Watch Company!
After our successful Kickstarter Campaign in late 2023, we're hard at work building the infrastructure to manufacture thousands of watches here in our facility. We'll be accepting orders soon, so make sure you're on the list.
Colorado Watch Company
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Our new brand, Colorado Watch Company has completed a successful Kickstarter campaign and we're producing the watches now! Sign up for our waiting list so you can order one soon.
I have several vintages watches , including my grandfather's 1907 Elgin pocket watch. I have always loved looking at the amazing mechanisms inside and thought it was a shame to have them hidden away in the case . My new watch , the Springfield, Made by the Illinois watch company is a striking watch, made so much better by the display of its amazing mechanism. A great addition to my collection!
My favorite watch so far with most excellent customer service personally BY THE COMPANY FOUNDER helping me receive it before Christmas.
Could not possibly be more pleased with all 3 watches…so unique, historic and beautiful!!!!
Thank you Vortic!
The Military Edition - 2023 Special Edition
If you are like me, you see the Vortic watches and you get that goose bump sensation and your heart beats a bit faster and you wonder if they are really as wonderful and beautiful and eye-catching as they appear. They are, believe me. I now proudly own two Vortic watches and certainly plan to purchase more. These are all statement pieces of the highest quality. You will not be disappointed one bit.
This watch is beautiful in all black and the red stitching on the watch band really pops. It’s simply awesome. It brings the collection together really well. Te one draw back I have is that I wish they would’ve kept the Military Edition and year on the clasp like the two years prior. It was a nice additional custom touch that played in well with the watches story. These new clasps don’t go well with the uniqueness of the piece, they look very generic and non flattering with the rest of the watches combined make up.
I received immediate positive comments and intrigue the moment I started wearing the watch - from the material, history, look, size and of course where to get.
People were extremely impressed by the overall look as well as displaying the functions on the inner side.
For me, it represents a piece of history that I can wear and enjoy. Being a military veteran, it embraces much of the values that resonated during my career - if you are going to do something- do it right! This watch symbolizes this for me.
I will cherish this watch and wear with pride!
Stunning work of art which honors history
Such a great watch, and the experience of picking it up and unpacking the watch really add to the enjoyment. What a good group of guys!
Its amazing knowing you're wearing a piece of history. The quality is immediately recognized, truly makes a statement to anyone that sees it!
Absolutely stunning watch. I had researched online for months. After seeing the watches in person at the Fountain Hills festival I knew I had to have one. The Boston 472 was made in 1924, the year my grandfather was born in Boston so it was meant to be. The compliments have been pouring in, and I’m already eyeing my next timepiece from Vortic!
I purchased two of the Military 5th Editions. I gave one to my brother who is a US Navy veteran as an early Christmas present, and I kept one for myself. He loved the watch and was very moved by the history and provenance of the watch. He switched the watch strap to the military canvas strap. I kept the black strap with red stitching. I liked that this model had the seconds hand painted red as well as the detail tool work on the four corners of the watch. I really like that the watch is wound at the 12 o clock. The presentation was very cool as well.
Highly recommend to anyone that wants a unique piece of American history and a beautiful watch, representing American craftsmanship and ingenuity.
As soon as I saw the 2023 design, I knew that I needed take a shot at getting one. I set an alarm so I was ready to respond as soon as the email went out. I have worn it everyday since receiving the watch and it has worked like "clockwork". I multi-metal case and housing is very sharp. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Congrats to the Vortic team for their superior craftmenship and efforts around this watch.
What a pleasure. Must admit it was a rebound purchase when I failed to secure one of the Special Edition Military watches this year. That said it's a beautiful piece. A beautifully restored American antique pocket watch repackaged into a modern wrist watch. So much more meaningful that an expensive Swiss gadget.
I can’t say enough about the craftsmanship and overall aesthetics of the watch. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. It definitely is a conversation piece every time I wear it. The team at Vortic never ceases to amaze me. I hope to buy myself another one soon.