Vortic Watch Co makes innovative, luxury wristwatches in Fort Collins, CO. The company's first product, the American Artisan Series, preserves vintage, American made pocket watch movements inside beautiful and functional custom wristwatches. Vortic was founded while working on a project at Penn State University when the founders gained an appreciation for the unique look of the 3d printed steel being used for their prototypes. Shortly after, the team discovered the beauty of antique, American made timepieces. Upon learning that many people were scrapping these antique pocket watch cases for their precious metal value, the founders seized the opportunity to preserve those pieces of history. The team then began to explore how these timepieces could be built into wrist watches, and the first product launched in 11/2014 as a Kickstarter project. Since then, Vortic has been building the brand that they now stand behind, and continues to release products that challenge the status quo of American watch manufacturing.