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Design your one-of-a-kind, 12size (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 email@example.com.
Learn more about the American Artisan Series HERE.
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 1-year, comprehensive warranty.
All movements on this Watch Builder are 12size making them all fit in our 46mm case.
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 HERE to learn more about bronze patinas.
All cases on this Watch Builder are for 12size (46mm) movements. If you'd prefer another size, check out our Store page, or send us an email.
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).
Vortic's timeless leather straps are hand-crafted in the United States by our partner Worn and Wound.
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 made to match your crown finish selection.
Choose a 2nd strap to come with your custom watch. We’ll ship the watch with the first choice attached and include this extra one in the box so you can mix up your style. We’ll also include a screwdriver so you can make the swap yourself!
American Artisan Series watches may be personalized with laser engraving on the case back. If you are not interested in engraving you may skip this section.
Please enter the text that you would like engraved in the text box below. You will be contacted following the sale to confirm your selection.
NOTE - engraving will not appear on the watch preview
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. Please note this is our 12size (46mm) watch which is our most popular size.
Select each of your watch options to continue.