Watch DescriptionWhat makes the Canton 021 unique: Today, we’re happy to showcase this breathtaking piece of history initially produced by the Hampden Watch Company — the Canton 021. The watch’s dial sports bold, dark numerals and blood orange minute numerals, which look stunning against its immaculate white background. This piece also features dark spade hands with a touch of blue. We paired the original pocket watch with our Machined Titanium case and copper crown, making the piece look even more luxurious. The case features an open back, revealing the original pocket watch’s intricate and sumptuous inner workings. The watch boasts a 310-grade open-face movement with a gilt inlay color, Hampden Star regulator, and double roller escapement. The piece also boasts gold-plated gears powered by 17 ruby and sapphire jewels. To top it off, we equipped the watch with our comfortable and fashionable Merlot leather watch strap, adding even more sophistication to the final product. The Hampden Watch Company manufactured the original pocket watch in Canton, Ohio, in 1911 — the same year that American explorer and Senator Hiram Bingham III rediscovered Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel located in the Urubamba Province in Peru. Bingham rediscovered the historic site while serving as a professor of South American history at Yale. He organized a Yale Peruvian Expedition in 1911, and the expedition rediscovered Machu Picchu in addition to other famous Incan sites like Vitcos and Vilcabamba
Movement Manufacturer Information
The movement inside of this watch was made by Hampden Watch Company. We call this model "The Canton" because the company was located in Canton, Ohio.
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.
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- Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
- Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
- Case Dimensions:
- Diameter: 47mm
- Thickness: 12mm
- Lug to Lug: 55mm
- Lug Width: 22mm
- Case Material: Machined Titanium
- Crown/Hardware: Copper
- Water Resistance: 1 ATM
- Crystals: Sapphire
- Case Back: Stainless Steel
- Strap: Leather
- Manufacturer: Hampden Watch Company
- Serial Number: 2852018
- Manufacture Year: 1911
- Function: Manual Wind
- Jewels: 17 Jewels
- Hands: Original
- Size: 12s
- Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
I have several vintages watches , including my grandfather's 1907 Elgin pocket watch. I have always loved looking at the amazing mechanisms inside and thought it was a shame to have them hidden away in the case . My new watch , the Springfield, Made by the Illinois watch company is a striking watch, made so much better by the display of its amazing mechanism. A great addition to my collection!
My favorite watch so far with most excellent customer service personally BY THE COMPANY FOUNDER helping me receive it before Christmas.
Could not possibly be more pleased with all 3 watches…so unique, historic and beautiful!!!!
Thank you Vortic!
The Military Edition - 2023 Special Edition
If you are like me, you see the Vortic watches and you get that goose bump sensation and your heart beats a bit faster and you wonder if they are really as wonderful and beautiful and eye-catching as they appear. They are, believe me. I now proudly own two Vortic watches and certainly plan to purchase more. These are all statement pieces of the highest quality. You will not be disappointed one bit.
This watch is beautiful in all black and the red stitching on the watch band really pops. It’s simply awesome. It brings the collection together really well. Te one draw back I have is that I wish they would’ve kept the Military Edition and year on the clasp like the two years prior. It was a nice additional custom touch that played in well with the watches story. These new clasps don’t go well with the uniqueness of the piece, they look very generic and non flattering with the rest of the watches combined make up.
I received immediate positive comments and intrigue the moment I started wearing the watch - from the material, history, look, size and of course where to get.
People were extremely impressed by the overall look as well as displaying the functions on the inner side.
For me, it represents a piece of history that I can wear and enjoy. Being a military veteran, it embraces much of the values that resonated during my career - if you are going to do something- do it right! This watch symbolizes this for me.
I will cherish this watch and wear with pride!
Stunning work of art which honors history
Such a great watch, and the experience of picking it up and unpacking the watch really add to the enjoyment. What a good group of guys!
Its amazing knowing you're wearing a piece of history. The quality is immediately recognized, truly makes a statement to anyone that sees it!
Absolutely stunning watch. I had researched online for months. After seeing the watches in person at the Fountain Hills festival I knew I had to have one. The Boston 472 was made in 1924, the year my grandfather was born in Boston so it was meant to be. The compliments have been pouring in, and I’m already eyeing my next timepiece from Vortic!
I purchased two of the Military 5th Editions. I gave one to my brother who is a US Navy veteran as an early Christmas present, and I kept one for myself. He loved the watch and was very moved by the history and provenance of the watch. He switched the watch strap to the military canvas strap. I kept the black strap with red stitching. I liked that this model had the seconds hand painted red as well as the detail tool work on the four corners of the watch. I really like that the watch is wound at the 12 o clock. The presentation was very cool as well.
Highly recommend to anyone that wants a unique piece of American history and a beautiful watch, representing American craftsmanship and ingenuity.
As soon as I saw the 2023 design, I knew that I needed take a shot at getting one. I set an alarm so I was ready to respond as soon as the email went out. I have worn it everyday since receiving the watch and it has worked like "clockwork". I multi-metal case and housing is very sharp. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Congrats to the Vortic team for their superior craftmenship and efforts around this watch.
What a pleasure. Must admit it was a rebound purchase when I failed to secure one of the Special Edition Military watches this year. That said it's a beautiful piece. A beautifully restored American antique pocket watch repackaged into a modern wrist watch. So much more meaningful that an expensive Swiss gadget.
I can’t say enough about the craftsmanship and overall aesthetics of the watch. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. It definitely is a conversation piece every time I wear it. The team at Vortic never ceases to amaze me. I hope to buy myself another one soon.
The engine that powers this watch is an antique American pocket watch movement. All the gears and springs that make it tell time are roughly 100 years old on average. We call these watches the American Artisan Series because we're celebrating the history and legacy of the artisan watchmakers who built this engineering marvel a century ago in the United States.
Today most pocket watches are scrapped for the gold or silver of the case (the outside of the antique timepiece), leaving the inside (what we call the "movement") as trash.
We take pride in upcycling these pieces of American history by salvaging as many as we can, then preserving them inside our wristwatches.
Our expert team of watchmakers restores the antique movement and then we manufacture a custom wristwatch case here in Fort Collins, Colorado.
We partnered with Worn & Wound to produce a custom set of straps for our American Artisan Series watches. We now have 15 different colors to choose from including our two Horween Shell Cordovan options. These straps are made in the USA and are based on the Windup Model 2 Premium strap that Worn and Wound offers.