The Canton 006 (46mm)

The Canton 006 (46mm)

The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)
The Canton 006 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch made by Hampden Watch Company. We call this model "The Canton" because the company was located in Canton, Ohio.

What makes the Canton 006 unique: Today, we're thrilled to present this one-of-a-kind, classy piece initially manufactured by the Hampden Watch Company in 1914 — the Canton 006. The Canton's dial sports a pristine, white background with antique-looking hour and minute hands. Its dark brown numerals are displayed distinctly atop the white background, perfectly matching the hour and minute hands, and the numerals boast a classic, bold font style that looks gorgeous against the dial's simple background. We paired the pocket watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium, which further brings out the piece's simple yet elegant watch style. We also equipped it with a copper crown, contrasting the dial. The case's clear back gives you an intimate look into the watch's inner workings. You can see its 307-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The piece's bridge plate boasts 17 screw-set jewels, and you can view the watch's shining gold-plated gears powering this antique beauty. Finally, we matched the watch with our artisan-crafted Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap, adding even more elegance to the piece. The Hampden Watch Company created the pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1914 — the same year in which the United States military occupied Veracruz, Mexico. The United States and Mexico had had poor diplomatic relations since the Mexican-American war that ended in 1848. On April 9, 1914, the Mexican government arrested nine unarmed U.S. Navy sailors in Tampico, Tamaulipas, in what is now known as the Tampico Affair. The Mexican government released the sailors, but the United States navy demanded an apology and a 21-gun salute. Mexico apologized but refused to salute. After receiving word that Mexican President Victoriano Huerta received weapons, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson delivered an order for the Navy to take Veracruz. The United States occupied the city for seven months, resulting in further tension with Mexico.

Case Style:This case has been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. The case is intentionally left unpolished so the intricate tool marks made during the milling process remain visible. 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.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number 3234464 from the Hampden Watch Company. Although founded in 1877, Hampen's story truly begins after its purchase by John C. Dueber in 1886. Mr. Dueber was in the process of moving his Kentucky based watch case manufacturing company, and he ultimately decided to move both the case company and Hampden watch company to Canton, Ohio together. Housing both operations on one campus, Dueber was able to produce cases for their own watches, unlike any other watch company. These two companies together eventually formed the Dueber-Hampden Watch Company. The company thrived until the late 1920's when it hit financial trouble and eventually closed its doors. The original factory building is no longer standing.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Hampden Watch Company
  • Serial Number:  3234464
  • Manufacture Year:  1914
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17j
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio
What makes the Canton 006 unique: Today, we're thrilled to present this one-of-a-kind, classy piece initially manufactured by the Hampden Watch Company in 1914 — the Canton 006. The Canton's dial sports a pristine, white background with antique-looking hour and minute hands. Its dark brown numerals are displayed distinctly atop the white background, perfectly matching the hour and minute hands, and the numerals boast a classic, bold font style that looks gorgeous against the dial's simple background. We paired the pocket watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium, which further brings out the piece's simple yet elegant watch style. We also equipped it with a copper crown, contrasting the dial. The case's clear back gives you an intimate look into the watch's inner workings. You can see its 307-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The piece's bridge plate boasts 17 screw-set jewels, and you can view the watch's shining gold-plated gears powering this antique beauty. Finally, we matched the watch with our artisan-crafted Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap, adding even more elegance to the piece. The Hampden Watch Company created the pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1914 — the same year in which the United States military occupied Veracruz, Mexico. The United States and Mexico had had poor diplomatic relations since the Mexican-American war that ended in 1848. On April 9, 1914, the Mexican government arrested nine unarmed U.S. Navy sailors in Tampico, Tamaulipas, in what is now known as the Tampico Affair. The Mexican government released the sailors, but the United States navy demanded an apology and a 21-gun salute. Mexico apologized but refused to salute. After receiving word that Mexican President Victoriano Huerta received weapons, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson delivered an order for the Navy to take Veracruz. The United States occupied the city for seven months, resulting in further tension with Mexico.

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