Heirloom Watch Builder – Vortic
 (855) 285-7884
 info@vorticwatches.com
If this is your first time using the watch builder, it may take a few minutes to load. But, stick around and your patience will be rewarded!
TOTAL: $0.00
Back to Watch Options
Watch Dial
Watch Strap
Watch Case
Watch Crown
Watch Dial
Watch Strap
Watch Case
Complete Selections
for Full Preview
Switch
TOTAL: $0.00
View Your Watch
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

NOTE - Watches purchased after November 10th cannot be guaranteed for delivery by Christmas. Click HERE to view watches available for immediate shipping.

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.

Click an image below to preview
The Boston
1913 Waltham 220 15j 12s 19485560 - Perry
$0.00
Case

3D printed American Artisan Series cases are grown, one thin layer at a time, using powdered titanium and a high power laser. 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.

Fully machined American Artisan Series cases are CNC milled from solid blocks of titanium or bronze. The titanium cases are much lighter than their bronze counterparts, but the bronze will take on a unique patina over time.

Click an image below to preview
3D Raw Titanium
Standard
The 3D printed, “Raw” titanium option is unchanged from the manufacturing process described above.
3D Bronzed Titanium
Upgrade +$100
The 3D printed, “Bronzed” titanium option has been heat-treated to appear bronze in color. Note that each case is one-of-a-kind and slight variations from the preview are normal.
3D Blackened Titanium
Upgrade +$100
The 3D printed, “Blackened” titanium option has been heat-treated and quenched in oil to appear black in color. Note that each case is one-of-a-kind and slight variations from the preview are normal.
Machined Bronze
Upgrade +$200
Machined Bronze cases have been CNC milled from a solid block of aluminum bronze. The watch will arrive shiny like the preview and take on a unique patina over time. This patina can be removed to return the watch to its original state, but most individuals strive for the distinct, one-of-a-kind patina created by their lifestyle.
Machined Titanium
Upgrade +$300
Machined Titanium cases have been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. Titanium is the ultimate material for strength to weight ratio. Titanium has a darker look than steel, and due to its low thermal conductivity, feels warm to the touch. These characteristics create an enduring, highly wearable, distinctive piece.
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).

Click an image below to preview
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.

Click an image below to preview
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

Click an image below to select
Case Back
Upgrade +$100
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.
Total Price: $0.00

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.

Current Production Time is 4-6 Weeks
Dial/Movement
Select a Dial
Case
Select a Case
Crown
Select a Crown
Strap
Select a Strap
Custom Engraving
None