The Vortic Process

The Vortic Process

Vortic Watch Company

At Vortic Watch Company, we get a lot of questions about our process and how long it takes us to convert an antique pocket watch into one of our custom wristwatches. The short answer is that each watch is truly unique and it's impossible to tell how long one will take. Fortunately, we've learned a lot in the past six years and can provide customers a realistic estimate on their watches. On top of that, we try our best to keep all of our customers informed and up to date as we work on their watches. 

Today we wanted to share our typical process so you could better understand exactly what we do when converting your pocket watches!

Standard Lead Times
All Vortic Watch Conversions: 6-14 weeks
All Vortic Watch Builder Watches: 6-10 weeks
All Vortic Pre-Built Watches: 3-7 days
All Vortic Accessories: 3-7 days

You can see an outline of our typical custom watch steps below:

Step 1: Full overhaul and restoration of your movement (3-5 weeks)

Pocket watch conversion

Step 2:
Building custom parts (1-2 weeks)

American Made Watch

Step 3:
Final assembly (1-2 weeks)

American Wristwatch

Step 4:
Quality Assurance testing (2-3 weeks)

Step 5:
Shipping via UPS Second Day Air (2-3 days)

Step 6:
Enjoy your custom Vortic watch!

Custom Wristwatch


At Vortic we are constantly improving our processes. Our customers are our lifeblood, and without you, we wouldn't be around today to continue improving and continue building American Made watches that preserve American history.

We are a small team located in Fort Collins, Colorado and we appreciate each and every one of our readers, followers, and customers.

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