Our Two's-Day Request

Our Two's-Day Request

Two Requests For Your This Twos-Day

 

Today is Tuesday, 2/22/22. How cool is that!?

We have two asks of you today. Both involve replying to, or forwarding this email.

First, WE ARE HIRING! We need more watchmakers to help us restore the antique American pocket watch movements we have and to assemble these Vortic watches. We've found that our best people have come from referrals. If you or anyone you know is a certified watchmaker and is looking for a new job, please reach out to us. Feel free to forward this message or reply to our co-founder and CEO, R.T. Custer (rt@vorticwatches.com). All positions are salaried, and you'd work in our new facility currently under construction in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado.

 
 

Secondly, we're applying for an Advanced Manufacturing grant from the state of Colorado and need your assistance! We need a few letters of reference from our customers. If you'd be willing to write a quick letter about your experience purchasing a watch from Vortic Watch Company, we'll get it to the right place. We're happy to send an example or provide a template. The goal of the funding is to create more American jobs, specifically highly technical jobs like watchmakers and machinists here in Colorado.

If you're interested in helping us with this, please reply to this email or reach out to R.T. via email at rt@vorticwatches.com.

 
 
 
 

Here's your Weekly Roundup!

Every Tuesday we send this Weekly Roundup of our most recent Watch of the Day watches. Most watches sell within minutes or hours, so be sure to check the website each day at noon Mountain Time or follow us on social media to get more frequent updates!

 

Click the images of the watches to learn more about them.  Make sure to check the website at 12 PM Mountain Time for the Watch of the Day!

 
 

Today, we are excited to introduce this incredible piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 431. Originally manufactured in 1922 by Waltham, the Boston 431 features a stylish watch dial, gold-type numbers, and a clear back, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The bricks of gold that outline the dial speak to the weight of history this watch has been through. Our Machined Titanium case complements the gold type numbers wonderfully and brings out the navy blue hands of the piece.

Powered by 17 jewels in screw-settings, this 225-grade timepiece has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Lastly, our Natural leather strap brings unity to this piece. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1922 — the same year that KQV-AM began its radio transmissions in Pittsburgh, PA. KQV was powered by 5,000 watts during the day, but to avoid interfering with other stations on 1410-AM, it reduced its power to 75 watts at night.

 

We are excited to introduce this stunning piece from the Hamilton Watch Company — the Lancaster 125. Originally manufactured in 1936 by the Hamilton Watch Company, the Lancaster 125 features an alabaster watch face design, gold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold details. This watch has been preserved incredibly, making it stunning to the eye. Our Machined Titanium case complements the dial and subdial wonderfully, and our highly durable and scratch-resistant coating accentuates the beauty of this timepiece.

Powered by 17 jewels in screw settings, this 912-grade timepiece is exemplary. Lastly, our Yukon leather strap accentuates the Roman numerals and studded border, giving it a composition unlike any other.

This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1936 — the same year that the 1st electron tube to enable night vision was described in St. Louis, Missouri. Night vision was originally reserved for the military and special agencies, but after manufacturing costs were lowered, a consumer market was created. Nowadays, night vision has many utilities, such as night fishing, wildlife observation, and rescue missions.

 

We are proud to introduce this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 471. Originally manufactured in 1926 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 471 features an embellished watch face design, gold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with bronze and gold details. When we look at the back, we can see The Master engraved beautifully on the bridge plate. Our PVD Zircon case complements the gold type numbers and hands wonderfully and preserves the history of this exquisite piece with its incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating.

Powered by 21 jewels, this 274-grade timepiece is a true marvel. Lastly, our Stout leather strap connects the whole piece by accentuating the golden studded border exceptionally. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1926 — the same year that Eugene O'Neill's Great God Brown premiered in New York City. The story depicted the search for identity while facing the struggles of betrayal and failure. Learning to cope with these struggles as we are walked through the human psyche is how this penetrating study of a play was staged. 

 

We are thrilled to present this masterpiece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Burlington 022. Originally manufactured in 1916 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Burlington 022 features a classic dial design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The pear-shaped hands of the watch contrast with the black and orange type numbers magnificently, and our Machined Titanium case complements the deep blue hands magnificently, giving them a brilliant shine.

Powered by 21 jewels, this 275-grade timepiece has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Lastly, our Merlot leather strap brings this exceptional timepiece together, accentuating the bold numbers and blue hands even further.

This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1916—the same year that the 1st first blood transfusion using stored and cooled blood was performed. The transfusion was performed by Oswald Hope Robertson, a medical researcher and U.S. Army officer. Robertson also established the 1st blood bank while serving France during World War 1.

 

We are proud to present this remarkable piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 470. Originally manufactured in 1923 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 470 features a smooth watch face design, stylish type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with bronze details. The ivory dial complements the ebony hands spectacularly, and our Machined Titanium case preserves the history of this exquisite piece with its incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating.

Powered by 23 ruby and sapphire jewels, this 410-grade timepiece is a masterpiece. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap brings the whole piece together. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year that Jack Dempsey beat Tommy Gibbons over 15 hard-fought rounds in Shelby, Montana, to retain the world heavyweight boxing title. Tommy Gibbons took Jack Dempsey to all 15 rounds, and Dempsey won by decision. 

 
 

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