Startup specializes in converting pocket watches to wrist watches

What if you could make an old pocket watch functional again and give it a second life? What if passing it down to the next generation would be exciting and not burdensome or unappreciated?
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Many Americans have a pocket watch. It is likely tucked away in a drawer in their parents’ house, buried with old photos and documents. Best case it is in one of those glass domes on a shelf in the family room. What if you could make it functional again and give it a second life? What if passing it down to the next generation was exciting and not burdensome or unappreciated?

Heirloom pocket watches converted into luxury wrist watches.

Heirloom pocket watches converted into luxury wrist watches. courtesy of Vortic

With the completion of their Railroad Edition, Vortic Watch Company can now convert almost any American made, antique pocket watch into a wrist watch. The company makes a product called The American Artisan Series, which is essentially an engineering system designed to house American pocket watch movements, turning them into wrist watches. Their “Convert Your Watch” or “Heirloom” service is the perfect answer to the question: “What should you do with Grandpa’s pocket watch?”

Launched on Kickstarter in 2014, this small Colorado manufacturing company has been innovating in this “pocket watch conversion” space since their inception and now has its own workshop space in Fort Collins, Colorado where they salvage, restore, and preserve pieces of American history. Starting at $1,500, they charge a flat fee to restore the antique movement, design, engineer and manufacturer a case and strap system for your heirloom. They even include a personal design consultation where they will recommend which options and colors to use based on your specific piece and engrave the back of the watch with an heirloom message.

For more information, visit www.VorticWatches.com or contact 855-285-7884 or rt@vorticwatches.com.

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