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Welcome to the American Artisan Series Watch Builder

Design your one-of-a-kind, 46mm American Artisan Series watch starting with an antique, American-made, pocket watch movement and dial. Each movement and dial combination is unique, and the pieces available are updated continuously, so come back often to check out new inventory!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a design consultation (free of charge), an associate at Vortic is available by phone at 855-285-7884 or by email at info@vorticwatches.com.

Learn more about the American Artisan Series HERE

Customize these features to build your watch:
Dial/Movement
Case
Crown
Strap
Custom Engraving
All product and company names, logos, brands, and other trademarks featured or referred to within Vortic's products and services are the property of their respective intellectual property rights holders, if any. Those intellectual property rights holders, other than Vortic, LLC, are not affiliated with Vortic, LLC, our products, or our website. They do not sponsor or endorse our materials.
Dial/Movement

American Artisan Series watches contain a manually wound, mechanical movement (timekeeping mechanism) and dial (face) from an antique, American-made pocket watch. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original, approximately 100-year-old, mechanism orphaned. Vortic meticulously restores each timepiece to as close to original condition as possible. Watches with more jewels (jeweled gear bearings for longevity) tend to be of a higher quality and value.

Every watch is covered by Vortic's 2-year, comprehensive warranty.

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The Springfield
1925 Illinois 406 19j 12s 4649093
$1,795.00
The Chicago
1912 Elgin 347 17j 12s 16157391
$1,395.00
The Springfield
1922 Illinois 406 19j 12s 4080256
$1,845.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 405 17j 12s 4336411
$1,845.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 406 19j 12s 4178680
$1,895.00
The Springfield
1927 Illinois 405 17j 12s 4892936
$1,645.00
The Chicago
1913 Elgin 364 15j 12s 17304638
$1,145.00
The Canton
1911 Hampden No.310 17j 12s 2915952
$1,795.00
The Springfield
1919 Illinois 405 17j 12s 3585006
$1,645.00
The Springfield
1922 Illinois 406 19j 12s 3977211
$1,945.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 406 19j 12s 4365255
$1,895.00
The Springfield
1925 Illinois 274 21j 12s 4611107
$2,245.00
The Springfield
1925 Illinois Autocrat 17j 12s 4585167
$1,745.00
The Springfield
1926 Illinois Autocrat 17j 12s 4745541
$1,895.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham P.S. Bartlett 19j 12s 24932765
$1,895.00
The Chicago
1922 Elgin 345 17j 12s 25086219
$1,295.00
The Chicago
1911 Elgin 359 17j 12s 15871731
$1,295.00
The Springfield
1921 Illinois 406 19j 12s 3928303
$1,895.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 405 17j 12s 4429577
$1,795.00
The Springfield
1926 Illinois 405 17j 12s 4767468
$1,895.00
The Boston
1918 Waltham Riverside A 19j 14s 22138731
$1,795.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham 220 15j 12s 25054305
$1,445.00
The Burlington
1924 Burlington 275 21j 12s 4533320
$2,245.00
The Burlington
1928 Burlington 275 21j 12s 5005494
$2,595.00
The Chicago
1917 Elgin 315 15j 12s 19296763
$1,145.00
The Boston
1902 Waltham 220 15j 12s 11405067
$1,495.00
The Springfield
1907 Illinois 228 15j 12s 2018210
$1,595.00
The Springfield
1915 Illinois 404 17j 12s 2848396
$1,745.00
The Springfield
1916 Illinois 404 17j 12s 2965390
$1,795.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 405 17j 12s 4463437
$1,845.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois Autocrat 17j 12s 4337526
$1,745.00
The Springfield
1925 Illinois 405 17j 12s 4681398
$1,695.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham 225 17j 12s 24953640
$1,595.00
The Boston
1928 Waltham 220 15j 12s 26631912
$1,445.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 406 19j 12s 4280733
$2,245.00
The Boston
1900 Waltham 220 15j 12s 9661905
$1,695.00
The Springfield
1903 Illinois 255 17j 12s 1685549
$1,745.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 405 17j 12s 4350419
$2,095.00
The Chicago
1914 Elgin 344 17j 12s 17977365
$1,395.00
The Canton
1918 Hampden Viking 17j 12s 3806313
$1,795.00
The Boston
1931 Waltham 220 15j 12s 27390863
$1,495.00
The Cleveland
1910 Ball Commercial Standard 17j 12s B247340
$2,795.00
The Boston
1924 Waltham P.S. Bartlett 19j 12s 24630362
$1,895.00
The Boston
1923 Waltham Riverside 19j 12s 24318480
$1,995.00
The Boston
1908 Waltham Royal 17j 12s 17016549
$1,495.00
The Boston
1917 Waltham 220 15j 12s 21033059
$1,345.00
The Boston
1908 Waltham 220 15j 12s 17475516
$1,395.00
The Springfield
1927 Illinois 407 19j 12s 4897686
$2,195.00
The Boston
1924 Waltham P.S. Bartlett 19j 12s 24672226
$1,895.00
The Chicago
1925 Elgin 315 15j 12s 27749789
$1,095.00
The Chicago
1922 Elgin 345 17j 12s 25090483
$1,295.00
The Chicago
1927 Elgin 315 15j 12s 29776355
$1,095.00
The Chicago
1927 Elgin 477 17j 12s 29148615
$1,295.00
The Boston
1919 Waltham 220 15j 12s 23344481
$1,395.00
The Chicago
1925 Elgin 315 15j 12s 27552480
$1,145.00
The Chicago
1924 Elgin 345 17j 12s 26877914
$1,245.00
The Chicago
1921 Elgin 315 15j 12s 23519610
$1,095.00
The Chicago
1925 Elgin 315 15j 12s 27753799
$1,145.00
The Boston
1909 Waltham 225 17j 12s 17755619
$1,545.00
The Boston
1904 Waltham 220 15j 12s 14272949
$1,395.00
The Chicago
1921 Elgin 345 17j 12s 23863925
$1,195.00
The Boston
1912 Waltham 220 15j 12s 18248437
$1,395.00
The Boston
1913 Waltham 220 15j 12s 18911441
$1,395.00
The Chicago
1917 Elgin 315 15j 12s 19787204
$1,095.00
The Springfield
1917 Illinois 403 15j 12s 3260342
$1,695.00
The Springfield
1917 Illinois 405 17j 12s 3104343
$2,245.00
The Boston
1920 Waltham 220 15j 12s 23813484
$1,395.00
The Boston
1922 Waltham 220 15j 12s 24253885
$1,395.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham 225 17j 12s 24849792
$1,545.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham 225 17j 12s 24950913
$1,495.00
The Boston
1902 Waltham Riverside Maximus 21j 12s 7160173
$2,995.00
The Boston
1904 Waltham 220 15j 12s 14274459
$1,395.00
The Boston
1904 Waltham 225 17j 12s 14189490
$1,595.00
The Chicago
1905 Elgin 315 15j 12s 11543871
$1,045.00
The Chicago
1911 Elgin 315 15j 12s 15249484
$1,145.00
The Chicago
1912 Elgin 315 15j 12s 16615599
$1,095.00
The Boston
1915 Waltham Royal 17j 12s 20134360
$1,645.00
The Springfield
1916 Illinois 405 17j 12s 3073129
$1,795.00
The Burlington
1919 Burlington 275 21j 12s 3548740
$2,495.00
The Springfield
1919 Illinois Autocrat 17j 12s 3497282
$1,845.00
The Boston
1919 Waltham 220 15j 12s 22771247
$1,445.00
The Boston
1919 Waltham 225 17j 12s 22912452
$1,495.00
The Chicago
1920 Elgin 315 15j 12s 22595359
$1,095.00
The Boston
1921 Waltham 225 17j 12s 24046187
$1,645.00
The Springfield
1922 Illinois 406 19j 12s 4105182
$1,895.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 274 21j 12s 4507321
$2,395.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois Autocrat 17j 12s 4337690
$1,845.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois Autocrat 17j 12s 4434484
$1,795.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham 220 15j 12s 25107567
$1,445.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham 225 17j 12s 25043465
$1,695.00
The Chicago
1927 Elgin 315 15j 12s 29424181
$1,195.00
The Chicago
1927 Elgin 315 15j 12s 29962229
$1,195.00
The Chicago
1938 Elgin 315 15j 12s 37413701
$1,145.00
The Chicago
1900 Elgin 191 15j 12s 8134613
$1,145.00
The Boston
1901 Waltham Riverside 19j 12s 11015945
$1,995.00
The Boston
1907 Waltham Riverside 19j 12s 16199238
$2,195.00
The Chicago
1908 Elgin 315 15j 12s 13492639
$1,145.00
The Boston
1910 Waltham 230 17j 12s 18047996
$1,495.00
The Boston
1919 Waltham Riverside 19j 12s 23089841
$2,095.00
Case

American Artisan Series cases are 3D printed from powdered titanium. The powder is fused together, one thin layer at a time, using a high power laser system. Each case is lightly barrel-polished to remove sharp edges while maintaining a vintage-style finish on the exterior. The interior of the case is CNC machined for accuracy and water resistance.

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Raw Titanium
Standard
The “Raw” titanium option is unchanged from the manufacturing process described above.
Bronzed Titanium
Upgrade +$100
The “Bronzed” titanium option has been heat-treated to appear bronze in color. It is not a coating, so the finish will not scratch or wear off. Note that each case is one-of-a-kind and slight variations from the preview are normal.
Blackened Titanium
Upgrade +$100
The “Blackened” titanium option has been heat-treated and quenched in oil to appear black in color. It is not a coating, so the finish will not scratch or wear off. Note that each case is one-of-a-kind and slight variations from the preview are normal.
Crown

The crown (winding knob) is located at 12 O'clock due to the pocket watch movement's orientation. All American Artisan Series crowns are turned from a copper alloy in Colorado, then electroplated to achieve different finishes. The crown comes in two styles (round and knurled) and three finishes (raw copper, nickel, gold).

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Raw Copper
Standard
The raw copper crown will gain a dark patina over time as it interacts with oxygen in the air and oils on your skin.
Nickel
Upgrade +$20
This option has been electroplated with nickel to give it a lustrous, silvery finish.
Gold
Upgrade +$50
The electroplated gold crown is excellent for accenting features of the same color on many pocket watch dials.
Strap

Vortic's timeless leather straps are hand-crafted in the United States from domestically sourced leather. The standard strap features four different colors while the cordovan straps come in classic black or rich oxblood.

Horween's Shell Cordovan leather, tanned in Chicago, is highly sought after for its ability to take on character as it wears. The buckle is CNC machined at Vortic to match your crown finish selection.

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Natural
Standard
Black
Standard
Tan
Standard
Navy
Standard
Cordovan Black
Upgrade +$50
Cordovan Oxblood
Upgrade +$50
Custom Engraving

American Artisan Series watches may be personalized with laser engraving in up to three locations. If you are not interested in engraving, you may skip this section and leave the options un-selected.

Please enter the text that you would like engraved in the text boxes below the options. Your engraving will be in all capital letters. If you would like an image or logo on a case side location, simply enter "image" in the text box below that option. In either situation, you will be contacted following the sale to confirm your selections.

NOTE - engraving options will not appear on the watch preview

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Case Back
Upgrade +$50
Engrave the text of your choosing in one or two of the six sections on the case back. Each section allows up to 12 characters.
Case Side 6 O'Clock
Upgrade +$50
Add a subtle message, image, or logo between the lugs at the 6 O'clock position. If you would like an image or logo, simply enter "image" in the text box below.
Case Side 3 or 9 O'Clock
Upgrade +$50
Add a prominent message, image, or logo to the side of the case at the 3 or 9 o'clock position. If you would like an image or logo, simply enter "image" in the text box below.
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Review your selected options below and click the add to cart button when you are ready to order. An associate at Vortic will provide periodic updates and images of the finished build for final approval prior to shipment.

Select each of your watch options to continue.

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