The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition

The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition

The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition
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The Military Edition - 2020 Special Edition

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The 2020 Special Edition of the Military Edition Series is our new favorite watch. We're only building 15 of these... ever. For the Special Edition this year we chose to use a rare variant of the Hamilton 4992B movement.

This movement has a special "US GOVT" engraving that's original to the piece. Only about 10% of the GCT Master Navigator movements have this marking, making this movement 10 times as rare as the one inside our standard Military Edition watches.

To make this watch truly special, we decided to use a bronze case and crown. This specific bronze alloy is very strong, not much heavier than the titanium cases we typically use, and will patina over time. We cannot wait to see pictures of these watches in a couple of years. The patina will be spectacular!

Finally, we needed a unique and different strap to make this watch stand out. We hope you agree that this tan canvas was the absolute perfect pairing for the Special Edition. This watch will come with three total straps; the tan canvas, black with white stitching, and the bomber jacket. 

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2020 Military Edition
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 49mm
  • Case Finish: Machined Bronze
  • Crown/Hardware: Machined Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM
  • Front Crystal: Domed German Glass
  • Back Crystal: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Machined Titanium
  • Hands: Original Antiques
  • Strap #1: Military Canvas with Leather Backing
  • Strap #2: Black Horween Leather with White Stitching
  • Strap #3: Bomber Jacket Leather with Stitching

Movement

  • Original Manufacturer: Hamilton Watch Co
  • Original Serial Number: Varies
  • Manufacture Year: Varies 1938 to 1950
  • Function: Hour, Minute, and Hacking Sweeping Seconds
  • Jewels: 22 Jewels
  • Size: 16size
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

Introduction

The Pocket Watches

Time In The Skies

RESTORATION OF THE ORIGINAL ANTIQUES

THE WRISTWATCH ENGINEERING SYSTEM

THE GLASS CRYSTALS

THE HAND CRAFTED STRAPS

THE VETERANS WATCHMAKER INITIATIVE

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of the Military Edition?

The 50 watches in the Second Edition of the Military Edition are $5,995.

The 15 watches in the 2020 Special Edition are $7,995.

When and how can I purchase the Military Edition?

The Second Edition of the Military Edition will be offered for sale on Veterans Day (November 11th, 2020) at 8:00 am Mountain Time. Sign up for our VIP Early Access list, and you will receive an email a few hours ahead of everyone else, giving you exclusive access to pre-order the watch. The First Edition sold out in under 8 hours!

When will the watches be made and shipped?

Last year we shipped the Military Edition watches in April and May. The production process took almost 6 months. This year though, we're already almost done manufacturing all the components, so we can be much faster. We expect to ship some watches in December, and the bulk of the watches in January/February. We will build them in serial number order, so get your order in quickly if you want it sooner.

What size is the Military Edition

The Military Edition is 49mm in diameter and 58mm lug to lug. The strap is 24mm, tapered to 22mm. The straps have been sized to fit any wrist between 6.5 and 8.5 inches (one size fits all). 

Will you make more Military Edition watches?

The Military Edition will be exclusively available on Veterans Day each year. We do not know how many antique pocket watches we can find in the future, so subsequent sets may have fewer pieces available and will likely sell at a higher price.

Is there a Military Discount available?

Yes. Active Duty Military and all U.S. Military Veterans can receive 10% off any purchase on www.vorticwatches.com by using discount code "Military." You will be contacted after purchase for proof of service.

What parts are antique, and what parts are modern?

Just like all watches in Vortic's American Artisan Series, everything inside the watch is an original, restored antique. All internal components, including the dial (face), hands, and movement (gears and springs that tell time), are from a pocket watch built a long time ago. We restore those antique movements using only original parts and then build a custom engineering system around it. Everything you can touch, on the outside of the watch, is modern. This includes the case, glass, leather straps, crown, etc. 

What does GCT mean, and why is it on the antique dial?

GCT, during World War II, meant Greenwich Civil Time, the standard European timezone. Now called UTC, or Coordinated Universal Time, it relates to the time at 0 degrees Longitude - the location of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. It was the standard timezone for all Allied forces during the war.

Since the movement is roughly 70 years old, how well will the watch keep time?

We take care to restore and regulate each one, but "perfect" timekeeping, similar to a modern wristwatch, is not achievable. Each watch will be adjusted to keep excellent time on a day-to-day basis, but there will be variations from watch to watch. We attempt to regulate timekeeping within 30 seconds per day when averaged across all positions. For day to day use, you should not notice any fault in timekeeping.

Is the watch waterproof?

The watch industry does not use the term "waterproof." We always say "water-resistant" because every single watch is different, and all customer environments are different. The Military Edition is rated to 5atm of water resistance, meaning it is perfect for day to day use, but not intended for use while showering or swimming. 

What is the warranty on the Military Edition?

All Vortic watches come with a 2-year warranty. The bottom line is, if anything ever goes wrong, even after you have the watch for 2 years, we will take care of you. We pride ourselves in our customer service, and we can fix just about anything!

What box or packaging does it arrive inside?

Check out the link below for the unboxing of the First Edition! The Second and Special have some slight changes but those will be a surprise.

Military Unboxing Video

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