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Vortic Watch Company

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Vortic Watch Company's American Artisan Series features salvaged and restored antique American pocket watches expertly preserved into one-of-a-kind wristwatches. We are one of the only wristwatch manufacturing companies in the United States and build these timepieces by hand in Fort Collins, Colorado.

History of Vortic Watch Company

Founded in 2013

The true inspiration behind Vortic's American Artisan Series watches is a simple idea that we had it right the first time. Before the United States got away from watchmaking in the mid-1900's, we produced millions of beautiful, high-quality pocket watches that became more than just a way to tell time. The domestically-made pocket watches became heirlooms that were passed down through generations, signifying the deep roots of quality manufacturing in America that, while covered with dirt, still exist today. These are the timepieces that were a wedding gift for your great grandfather and a coming-of-age treasure for your grandfather. These watches are a piece of history, each one telling its own lively tale from a time past. And, they do it in a language that will speak to future generations because the heart of America is built into the bones of each watch. That is why they will continue to tick relentlessly, year after year after year. The American Artisan Series watches encapsulate the American spirit by adapting these workhorses in a way that is relevant today and preserving the tradition of building in the United States. The Vortic Watch Company is a high-end wristwatch engineering and manufacturing company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our inspiration lies in pairing classic watchmaking techniques and traditions with innovative, modern technology. As young men, we the founders, had a passion for timepieces. We revere what we now consider the simple task of accurately recording time and the elegance with which it is accomplished. After finding that our metal 3D printed prototypes for a university design project had a uniquely vintage look, we decided to combine the cutting-edge technology of metal 3D printing with gorgeous, antique, American-made pocket watch movements to create bespoke wristwatches. Recognizing that many antique pocket watch movements had become orphaned from their original precious metal cases, they found vigor in restoring and preserving the beautiful pieces in a functional way. By reverse-engineering antique parts, we were able to create a wristwatch case that housed the pocket watch movements in the same way as the original pocket watch case. We continued to develop this process, and thus, the American Artisan Series was born. Following the conception of the business in Pennsylvania and attending Penn State, we both relocated and brought the business to Fort Collins, Colorado. The move was initially conducted to pursue career opportunities before the full-time employment opportunity at Vortic. However, we fell in love with the location and decided to base the company in Fort Collins officially. Since its founding, Vortic Watch Company has been recognized by the likes of the New York Times, NPR, The Boston Globe, WatchTime Magazine, About Time magazine, and many other publications for their work in preserving United States history. Additionally, Vortic watches are in displays at the NAWCC Museum in Columbia, PA as well as the Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham, MA. The company is currently applying its product-focused attitude, unique aesthetics, and fresh ideas to creating additional products and perfecting our trade.

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