The Map of the Great American Watch Companies was created in partnership with Vortic Watch Company and The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.
The ten Great American Watch Companies chosen are just a sampling of all the companies in American watchmaking history, but they are the ten companies that either manufactured the most pocket watch movements, or that are the most recognizable today.
The map includes a brief history, production numbers, and a couple of fun facts about each of the ten companies.
Each map is laser etched into a piece of sustainably sourced recycled cork that is 1.5mm thick and 30 inches by 20 inches in size. This conversation piece makes for excellent wall art or desktop decoration, and was designed to fit a standard 30x20 frame.
Custom sizes and other considerations can be made upon request: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Disclaimer: 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.
Our mission is to preserve and enhance the legacy of manufacturing excellence in America. We believe that this legacy is highly relevant in the world of watch manufacturing because our goal is to marry form and function in a way that makes something beautiful that will last forever. American made pocket watches were of such a high quality and decoration that they evolved into more than just a way to tell time. They became traditional heirlooms to be inherited by future generations as a wedding gift or a coming of age treasure. Each piece tells a lively tale of what U.S. manufacturing meant in the past using an intricate language of decorated bridges, plates, gears, and springs. Today, we are restoring these pieces to their former glory and making them relevant again using the best of modern technology.
We feel proud and blessed to live in the country, state, and city that we do. However, our motivation to build everything in the United States, and to deal locally whenever possible, is derived from a different source of inspiration. We believe that the close relationships, face-to-face interaction, and tight quality control we achieve while dealing domestically produces a truly superior product. Because of this, we are very transparent about where our components are made as we continue to build our in-house capabilities.