The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
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The Cleveland 041 (47mm)

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The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)
The Cleveland 041 (47mm)

Watch Description

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

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Ball Watch Company. We call this model "The Cleveland" because the company was located within the Cleveland city limits.

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 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Ball Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

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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