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We're back on the road this weekend! Thanks to Jackson Hole for having us last weekend but for the next two weeks we will be back in Colorado. This weekend join us at the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies at Bond Park in beautiful downtown Estes Park. We will be there with several other amazing artists, why not get a head start on your holiday shopping?

This will be the 46th annual juried art show featuring photography, painting, jewelry, wood, sculpture, metal, wearables, textile arts, and more. 100 artists share their art and Kids Corner provides activities for children.

We'll be there Saturday 9 am - 6 pm and Sunday 9 am - 4 pm so come say hi!
 

 

Here's your Weekly Roundup!

The time is now (pun intended) to pick your one-of-a-kind Vortic Watch. Our team has been working hard to provide you with a variety of unique timepieces. Take a look, there's something for everyone! 

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! They tend to sell quickly. 

 

For today’s Watch of the Day we happily present the Springfield 435 from the Illinois Watch Company. This antique watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1924. We chose our machined titanium case to house this soft-aged dial, letting the character shine through. The brilliant, open-kite hands are the centerpiece that brings this watch into focus, causing it to stand out. We went with a Rye Strap to soften the look and paired it with a copper crown and hardware all throughout.

The movement inside this watch features a signature bridge plate design from Illinois, decorated carefully with these Geneva lines all throughout. Rose-gold gears peak through from beneath, powered by 17 screw-set jewels. Double-roller escapement keeps the brass balance wheel on track and ensures consistency over time. In the same year that this watch was created, Mahatma Gandhi was also finally released from prison. Having served a 6-year sentence for disobedience by the British magistrates in India.

 

Here we have this spectacular watch from Hamilton Watch Company, Lancaster 101. The subtle center of this dial surrounded by the yellow tint of time balances magnificently with our sandblasted titanium case and knurled gold crown. We love the small minute indicator accents that surround the outer edges of the face. A simple black strap and gold-plated hardware add to the visual appeal and give this watch a nice classic look.

The inside of this watch is an amazing 912 movement from the Hamilton Watch Company. Carefully decorated with these intricate Geneva lines all across the build plate, with gold-plated gears showing through beneath. Featuring 17 beautiful screw-set jewels to keep the gears spinning nicely, with stainless steel hardware throughout. This watch was originally manufactured by the Hamilton Watch Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1935. February 6th of 1935, the "Monopoly" board game hit the store shelves for the very first time.

 
 

Here we present to you this beautiful watch from the Elgin National Watch Company, the Chicago 439. The clean and crisp feel of this watch brings this antique into the present with a very modern look. Our soft, sandblasted titanium case pairs perfectly with this immaculate white dial. We love the feature of the red minute indicators around the outside of the numerals, as well as these dark blue hands that stand out nicely. The copper crown blends in nicely with our tobacco strap, letting the dial and case steal the show.

The movement inside of this watch has a little more wear and tear to showcase, which we enjoy letting shine through. 17 screw set jewels and gold-plated gears power this movement, as well as this Moseley regulator that keeps the balance wheel on track. Originally manufactured in 1926 in Elgin, Illinois a little outside of Chicago. This was also the same year that Henry Ford introduced his 40 hour workweek model for his employees, eventually becoming a standard for most of America.

 

We are excited to showcase to you the Springfield 426.  We are captivated by the unique shape of the hexagonal second-hand indicator, accented by the steel-blued open-kite hands.  We paired this movement with gold-plated hardware to highlight the lustrous gold numerals and kept the warm tones of this watch by finishing it off with a natural strap.  

Turn this watch over and you will see how the machine marks of our raw titanium case flow with the markings of the movement. These Geneva lines have been carefully machined across the build plates with a Rose engine lathe, carrying your eye across all the different surfaces inside this movement. Adorned with 17 screw-set jewels and stainless steel hardware throughout, as well as gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1932, the very same year that Aldous Huxley released his now famous book “A Brave New World.”

 

We proudly present this wonderful example from the Hamilton Watch Company, our Lancaster 100. We love this simple and slightly aged dial inside of our sandblasted titanium case, accented nicely with a round nickel-plated crown. We wanted to pair these dark maroon gothic hands with our oxblood cordovan strap, the combination brings a magnificent feel throughout.

This 912 movement from Hamilton is decorated carefully with Geneva lines across multiple build plates, as well as an intricate spiral pattern displayed on the mainspring wheel. Stainless steel hardware holds these 17 jewels in place, while gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel spin beneath. This watch was originally manufactured in 1924 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This is also the day that the ice cream cone rolling machine was originally invented. Carl R Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio used multiple dies and turntables with his creation to turn thin hot wafers into perfectly formed cones, forever changing how we eat ice cream. 

 

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