“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

In Colorado, it’s common to see a POS car with a mountain or road bike on the roof rack, where the bike costs way more than a car. I always sort of laughed at that, but now... I officially have a watch that costs 2.5 times as much as my car.

Since we returned our WRX leases, we got the cheap 2004 Honda Fit with 44k miles. It’s a weird time capsule, but I digress - this is about the watch.

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Vortic Military Watch, 1st edition.

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Illustration for article titled Watchlopnik and Planelopnik in one post
Illustration for article titled Watchlopnik and Planelopnik in one post
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Movement was made for US Army Air Core contract for WWII. It was used on the planes doing bombing missions over Europe as a “Master Navigator Watch” for navigation, with the best railroad movements produced in the day, with extra parts to make it have “hacking” seconds.

Vortic, out of Fort Collins, looks for these movements wherever they can find them, gets them fixed up, and places them in a titanium case with a DLC coating, and it is made in USA with all American parts. It comes with 3 amazing straps, watch tools, and some goodies I can’t talk about yet as the first batch is still in the mail. I live down the street so I picked it up at their shop before they shipped it out. I am still getting used to the 24 hours dial, but being European makes reading military time a piece of cake. And, although it is basically a 50mm watch, it is only 4.5 ounces with the strap. I love titanium.

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It is just awesome to wear such a cool piece of history.

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