Convert Your Watch

Convert Your Watch

Every watch we build at Vortic Watch Co. has an amazing story to tell. But that doesn't mean that the story can be yours first and foremost. We invite you to use your own pocket watch in an American Artisan Series or Railroad Edition case to add a new chapter to your watch's saga. Pocket watches were usually very important to the individuals who used them, and we believe the best way to honor those pieces is to make them functional again. Bring a piece of your history with you by converting your pocket watch into a speciality wristwatch today!

The Process

STEP 1: Tell us about the pocket watch you would like to have converted by submitting the form below.

STEP 2: An associate on our team will respond to your submission to confirm that your watch is a candidate for conversion.

STEP 3: Ship the carefully packaged pocket watch to us at our Fort Collins, CO HQ:

Vortic Conversions
324 Jefferson St
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

STEP 4: Upon receipt of your pocket watch, our team will inspect the piece, verify that it can be converted, and take a "before" photo.

The Process... Continued.

STEP 5: Our team will email you an invoice based on the size of the watch and the engineering required. Payment in full up front is required for this type of work. We'll also start the design conversation with you and send you some ideas. The different case/strap colors are all included in the price.

STEP 6: Once full payment is received, our watchmakers will begin meticulously restoring your pocket watch mechanism and our manufacturing team will build the other custom components for the preservation system. At the same time, we'll finalize the design with you, so the team has everything they need to build it once ready.

STEP 7: Once the movement has been restored, it'll enter our production queue. As soon as the final product is built, the production team will email an image to confirm that you are pleased with the final design and ask if you have any requests before we ship. We will also verify your address before shipping.

STEP 8: Finally, we will send your new wristwatch, original pocket watch case, and an email containing tracking information when testing and adjustment is completed. A signature is always required for these types of deliveries.

NOTE: This process takes an average of 4-6 months, but lead times vary project to project.

Is My Pocket Watch a Candidate?

The first step is to open the back of your pocket watch and send us images of the mechanism inside as well as the face of the watch. We're looking for the tiny serial number engraved on the movement, and unfortunately nothing on the gold/silver case can help us. Watch our video called "How to open a pocket watch" on YouTube for help obtaining this information!

Can you tell me more about my watch?

The Pocket Watch Database is an excellent resource for getting information on antique American pocket watch movements. In addition to manufactured year, it provides a wealth of knowledge on the origin of movements, production numbers, and images.

We can convert most 10size, 12size, 14size, and 16size American pocket watches.

Before & After

We restore every watch movement by hand. Going over every piece of the project to ensure the quality of time-keeping and keeping your watch true to your design aspirations and goals. Our testing and quality control process is second-to-none.

Past Customer Conversions

Each watch conversion is unique and one-of-a-kind. From initial consultation to final delivery, the Vortic Convert Your Watch program is the ultimate hand-crafted experience. The final result being a beautiful time piece that can be passed down for generations to come.

Preserve Your Legacy

Your pocket watch has a story and we want to hear it!

Watch this video to learn more about the process and hear from a very happy customer named Steve. He sent us his family heirloom and could not be more pleased with the results. As a small business owner himself, the story behind what we do was very appealing.

Check out how we preserved Steve's legacy for years to come.

Convert Your Watch

We hand select each pocket watch that goes through our Convert Your Watch program. We have chosen to create less than 50 heritage watch conversions each year to allow us to provide an elevated experience. Our mission is to preserve American history and share the story of those who choose to invest in that mission with us!

Fill out the information below to submit your pocket watch for review for conversion potential!

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