The Cleveland 041 (46mm)

The Cleveland 041 (46mm)

The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (46mm)
The Cleveland 041 (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 Ball Watch Company. We call this model "The Cleveland" because the company was located within the Cleveland city limits.

The Cleveland 041 is the 41st one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Cleveland" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Cleveland 041 Unique: We welcome you proudly to the Cleveland 041. The inspiration behind this design comes to us from America’s favorite pastime. A crisp, clean, white dial paired with the natural strap is reminiscent of a baseball mitt, this watch truly fits like a glove. This soft sandblasted titanium case really lets the dial shine, while the gold-plated crown and hardware pair well with the precious metal accents of the movement. This movement is decorated with a wonderful spiral machined finish. The ¾ bridge plate is adorned with 19 jewels in raised gold settings. There are rose gold gears, a brass balance wheel, and a double roller escapement to power this movement. On August 26, 1926, Dutch Levsen of the Cleveland Indians became the only pitcher to win both games of a doubleheader. Hurling two nine-inning games back to back, winning 6-1 and 5-1. Levsen is also the only pitcher to throw two nine-inning complete games on the same day.

1926

B400951

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 from the Ball Watch Company. Founded by Webb C. Ball in 1891, Ball Watch Company's watches focused on the railroad industry and had a reputation for quality that was second to none. Mr. Ball famously invented and implemented a standard set of watch inspections and requirements to qualify a watch for use on the railroad at a time when timekeeping was paramount to safety. This was known as a "Standard" or "Railroad Grade" watch. The core of the manufacturing for these watches was performed by Hamilton and Waltham Watch Companies, but the adjustment, finishing, and testing performed by Ball set them ahead of the pack. One of the few companies still in existence, Ball now makes watches in Switzerland and is owned by Hong Kong group Asia Commercial Holdings Ltd.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2021
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Ball Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19j
  • 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

The Cleveland 041 is the 41st one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Cleveland" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Cleveland 041 Unique: We welcome you proudly to the Cleveland 041. The inspiration behind this design comes to us from America’s favorite pastime. A crisp, clean, white dial paired with the natural strap is reminiscent of a baseball mitt, this watch truly fits like a glove. This soft sandblasted titanium case really lets the dial shine, while the gold-plated crown and hardware pair well with the precious metal accents of the movement. This movement is decorated with a wonderful spiral machined finish. The ¾ bridge plate is adorned with 19 jewels in raised gold settings. There are rose gold gears, a brass balance wheel, and a double roller escapement to power this movement. On August 26, 1926, Dutch Levsen of the Cleveland Indians became the only pitcher to win both games of a doubleheader. Hurling two nine-inning games back to back, winning 6-1 and 5-1. Levsen is also the only pitcher to throw two nine-inning complete games on the same day.

1926

B400951

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