Watch Builder v3 AAS – Vortic Watch Co
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Watch Dial
Watch Strap
Watch Case
Watch Crown
Watch Dial
Watch Strap
Watch Case
TOTAL: $0.00
Welcome to the American Artisan Series Watch Builder

Design your own American Artisan Series watch using a one of a kind antique pocket watch movement and dial.Each movement is a unique piece of inventory and they sell quickly, so the choices will be different all the time.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a design consultation to walk through this with an associate, please call us at 855-285-7884 or email us at info@vorticwatches.com.

Here's what you're going to build:
Dial/Movement
Case Style
Crown Style
Strap Type
Custom Engraving
Dial/Movement

These watches contain the movement and dial from antique, mechanical, American made pocket watch mechanisms that are on average 100 years old. Each is expertly restored before use in an American Artisan Series wristwatch. Watches with more jewels tend to be higher quality and be more rare and beautiful.

Everything in this Watch Builder will be built with a 12size movement and be 46mm in diameter. This is our most popular size of watch.

The Springfield
1925 Illinois 406 19j 4649093
$1,795.00
The Chicago
1912 Elgin 347 17j 16157391
$1,295.00
The Chicago
1921 Elgin 313 15j 16s 23516261
$995.00
The Springfield
1922 Illinois 406 19j 4080256
$1,845.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 405 17j 4336411
$1,545.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 406 19j 4178680
$1,895.00
The Springfield
1927 Illinois 405 17j 4892936
$1,545.00
The Chicago
1913 Elgin 364 15j 17304638
$1,145.00
The Springfield
1912 Illinois 306 17j 16s 2446041
$1,695.00
The Rockford
1913 Rockford 566 17j 16s 927865
$1,995.00
1919 SouthBend 207 15j 16s 910703
$1,495.00
The Chicago
1926 Elgin 387 17j 16s 28573646
$1,145.00
The Canton
1911 Hampden No.310 17j 2915952
$1,795.00
The Springfield
1919 Illinois 405 17j 3585006
$1,645.00
The Springfield
1922 Illinois 406 19j 3977211
$1,945.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 406 19j 4365255
$1,895.00
The Springfield
1925 Illinois 274 21j 4611107
$2,195.00
The Springfield
1925 Illinois Autocrat 17j 4585167
$1,545.00
The Springfield
1926 Illinois Autocrat 17j 4745541
$1,695.00
The Chicago
1938 Elgin 315 15j 37259014
$1,045.00
The Cleveland
1927 Ball Commercial Standard 19j B406892
$2,695.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham P.S. Bartlett 19j 24932765
$1,895.00
The Chicago
1922 Elgin 345 17j 25086219
$1,195.00
The Chicago
1924 Elgin 345 17j 26219316
$1,095.00
The Chicago
1924 Elgin 387 17j 16s 26971251
$1,045.00
The Chicago
1925 Elgin 345 17j 27759737
$1,145.00
The Chicago
1925 Elgin 344 17j 28073123
$1,095.00
The Chicago
1933 Elgin 315 15j 34277986
$1,045.00
The Chicago
1911 Elgin 359 17j 15871731
$1,195.00
The Springfield
1921 Illinois 406 19j 3928303
$1,895.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 406 19j 4294598
$1,895.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 405 17j 4429577
$1,795.00
The Springfield
1926 Illinois 405 17j 4767468
$1,595.00
The Boston
1918 Waltham Riverside A 19j 14s 22138731
$1,795.00
The Boston
1924 Waltham 1235 17j Colonial 24468351
$1,495.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham 220 15j 25054305
$1,345.00
The Boston
1926 Waltham 225 17j 25908220
$1,545.00
The Boston
1908 Waltham No 630 17j 16s 17072602
$1,495.00
The Indiana
1909 South Bend 215 17j 16s 596968
$1,795.00
The Chicago
1910 Elgin 382 17j 16s 14841616
$1,245.00
The Canton
1913 Hampden Wm McKenley 17j 16s 3110482
$1,495.00
The Springfield
1913 Illinois 604 17j 16s 2553860
$1,445.00
The Rockford
1913 Rockford 566 17j 16s 927300
$1,695.00
The Canton
1916 Hampden Wm McKinley 17j 16s 3500859
$1,595.00
The Burlington
1924 Burlington 275 21j 4533320
$2,245.00
The Indiana
1925 South Bend 211 17j 16s 1109230
$2,195.00
The Indiana
1925 South Bend 211 17j 16s 1112976
$2,195.00
The Chicago
1927 Elgin 345 17j 29768540
$1,395.00
The Burlington
1928 Burlington 275 21j 5005494
$2,595.00
The Boston
1928 Waltham PS Bartlett 17j 16s 26667636
$2,495.00
The Chicago
1899 Elgin 191 15j 7496048
$1,095.00
The Chicago
1900 Elgin 191 15j 8134613
$1,095.00
The Chicago
1900 Elgin 244 17j 16s 8494759
$1,445.00
The Chicago
1904 Elgin 244 17j 16s 10566317
$1,295.00
The Rockford
1913 Rockford 573 17j 16s 925023
$1,745.00
The Chicago
1915 Elgin 315 15j 18305539
$995.00
The Chicago
1917 Elgin 315 15j 19296763
$1,145.00
The Chicago
1926 Elgin 315 15j 28483187
$1,095.00
The Boston
1902 Waltham 220 15j 11405067
$1,495.00
The Springfield
1907 Illinois 228 15j 2018210
$1,595.00
The Boston
1908 Waltham 618 15j 16s 16487240
$1,495.00
The Springfield
1915 Illinois 404 17j 2848396
$1,745.00
The Springfield
1916 Illinois 404 17j 2965390
$1,795.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 405 17j 4463437
$1,845.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois 406 19j 4489861
$1,845.00
The Springfield
1923 Illinois Autocrat 17j 4337526
$1,745.00
The Springfield
1925 Illinois 405 17j 4681398
$1,695.00
The Boston
1925 Waltham 225 17j 24953640
$1,595.00
The Boston
1928 Waltham 220 15j 26631912
$1,445.00
Case Finish

The American Artisan Series case is 3Dprinted titanium. Powdered metal is fused together one layer at a time using a high power laser system. The cases are then custom machined and barrel polished to achieve a vintage style finish.

Please note that you will receive images of your watch prior to shipping and there is no additional cost if you’d like to make any last minute changes to the design.

Raw Titanium
Standard
The “Raw” titanium option is unchanged from the manufacturing process and is an “as-printed” look.
Bronzed Titanium
Upgrade +$100
The “Bronzed” titanium option has been heat treated to appear bronze in color. It will gain character over time as the finish wears in, but it will not patina. It is not a coating, so the case will not scratch or show marks from use. Note that each case is one of a kind and can have an iridescent, almost oil-slick look, especially under natural light.
Blackened Titanium
Upgrade +$100
The “Blackened” titanium option has been heat treated and oil quenched to appear black in color. It will gain character over time as the finish wears in, but it will not patina. It is not a coating, so the case will not scratch or show marks from use. The case is a very deep and dark shade of grey that does not have much sheen and will stand out from many other “black” watches.
Crown

The crown (winding knob) is machine turned in Montrose, Colorado from a heat treated copper alloy. Different finishes are achieved through electroplating layers of metal.

Note: the buckle and band screws will match the finish you select for the crown.

Copper
Standard
The Copper option is our un-plated copper crown and will patina over time. The metal will darken and appear less shiny as time goes on but can be cleaned and polished periodically during watch services. We recommend this option for watches featuring patina’d dials or rustic designs.
Nickel
Upgrade +$20
The Nickel option has been electroplated with Nickel to give it a beautiful shiny finish that nearly matches the Raw titanium case. We recommend this option when trying to have a “matching crown.”
Gold
Upgrade +$50
The Gold option has been electroplated first with Nickel, and then again with Gold to provide a lasting precious metal finish. We recommend this option for designs featuring gold numerals, hands, or other antique gold features.
Strap

All leather bands are hand-crafted in the United States from domestic leather specifically for Vortic. The standard strap features four different colors while the upgraded Shell Cordovan leather from Horween is available in Black or Oxblood and also features stitching all the way around. The buckles are all machined in Vortic’s workshop and made to match the crown option you choose.

Natural
Standard
Black
Standard
Tan
Standard
Navy
Standard
Cordovan Black
Upgrade +$50
Cordovan Oxblood
Upgrade +$50
Engraving

If you’d like us to add any custom laser engraving, you can do so in up to three different case locations. If you do not wish to add any extra engraving, you may skip this selection slide. Selected engraving options will not appear on the watch preview in the builder. You will be contacted after your purchase to discuss the specifics of the engraving. Photo rendered mock-ups can be provided as needed.

Case Back Ring
Upgrade +$50
If you select this option we can add engraving on the back ring of the watch in up to 3 locations with up to 13 characters each. This option is the best for short phrases, names, or dates with names.
Case Side 6 O'Clock
Upgrade +$50
If you select this option we can add engraving on the side of the case at 6 o’clock between the lugs. This is the most subtle case engraving and is recommended for wedding dates, birthdays, initials, or logos.
Case Side 3 or 9 O'Clock
Upgrade +$50
If you select this option we can add engraving on the side of the case at either 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock. This option stands out the most on the side of the case and is typically chosen for longer names, event names, company names, or reward/gift emblems.
Total Price: $0.00

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Crown Style
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