Vortic Watch Company Comparing Watch

Vortic presents a new timepiece inspired by the Comparing Watch produced by the American Hamilton Watch Company for the United States Navy during World War II.

Paying tribute to this historical timepiece, the Vortic Comparing Watch houses a vintage Hamilton 2974B pocket watch with an original dial, hands, and movement.

Vortic Watch Company Comparing Watch

This timepiece has a stainless steel case, crown, and hardware along with a custom Navy strap, all Made in the USA. A sapphire crystal case back offers the view of the 17 jewel antique mechanical pocket watch movement.

Vortic Watch Company Comparing Watch

An exclusive creation from the Vortic 2023 Military Special Edition, the Comparing Watch is limited to 7 pieces only.

The so-called Comparing Watch was used in the United States Navy warships for navigational purposes. During World War II, the US Military commissioned Hamilton Watch Company to design and produce the Model 21 Chronometer for the Naval Forces. These highly accurate marine chronometers were used to determine the ship’s position by celestial navigation.

The ship’s main chronometer was used as master time source, and removing it from its original position was prohibited as per the Naval regulations. Therefore, each Naval ship was provided with a second timepiece known as Comparing Watch.

Vortic Watch Company Comparing Watch

With its hacking sub-second the Comparing Watch would be set to the exact time of the chronometer. The Comparing Watch was then carried up to a ship’s bridge where the navigators shot the sun, stars, or moon to determine the ship’s latitude, longitude, and position in the fleet according to a nautical chart.

During those times, Hamilton Watch Company supplied a Grade 2974B model pocket watch with every Marine Chronometer, for using as a Comparing Watch.

Vortic Watch Company Comparing Watch

The Comparing Watch by Vortic has a retail price of $7,500.

Please visit Vortic Watches website for more information.

Technical details

Vortic Comparing Watch

Machined steel case
Diameter: 49mm
Lug Width: 24mm
Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
Domed German Glass (front)
Sapphire crystal case-back
Case Back: Stainless Steel
Water Resistance: 1 ATM

Manual-wind mechanical movement made by Hamilton Watch Company
Manufacture Year: Varies 1938 to 1950
17 Jewels
Power reserve: ~36 Hours

Custom Navy Leather with White Stitching

More details available at Vortic Watches website.