The Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio, celebrates its inaugural year of public tours and programs by partnering with the Vortic Watch Company of Fort Collins, Colorado. Vortic Watches has created a one-of-a-kind version of their new Railroad Edition timepiece that the Age of Steam Roundhouse will be giving away to one lucky individual at the end of our 2019 tour season.
The Age of Steam Roundhouse Railroad Edition utilizes a movement manufactured in 1924 for Cleveland's Ball Watch Company. It was one of only 53,600 ever produced. The movement is a 21 jewel, 16-size, lever set movement with a white porcelain dial marked with the Ball Watch Company "RR" trademark. Ball established the “RR Standard” (“RR” for Railroad) to assure a high accuracy and near-perfect time reading for all railroad employees. The watch is engraved on the case back “Age of Steam Roundhouse”. You can learn more about Vortic Watch Company’s Railroad Edition at their website: vorticwatches.com
WATCH PARTS FABRICATION
Vintage or modern watch
movement parts made to order.
Platform repairs and
repivoting welcome. Call
Wanted: Chronograph movements
and parts. Paying for Valjoux 69,
72, and 88 up to $800.
Venus 178 $300. Longines 13
ZN 30 CH $500. Movado 90
and 95 $300. Also buying high-
grade movements and parts.
“We are very excited to partner with our friends at the Vortic Watch Company” states Age of Steam Roundhouse’s Executive Director Noel Poirier. “Partnering with them on this watch was a natural fit for our audience and theirs and we hope to work more with Vortic in the future as they further develop this incredibly unique timepiece offering.”
The only requirement to have a chance to win this unique wristwatch is to sign up to receive emailed information and updates from both the Age of Steam Roundhouse and Vortic Watch Company. Entries for the drawing will be received during the entire tour season and the recipient of the watch will be chosen on November 4, 2019. No purchase is necessary and those interested in entering for a chance to win the watch can do so at the Age of Steam Roundhouse’s website: ageofsteamroundhouse.org.
The Jerry and Laura Jacobson Foundation, Inc., is an educational, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that operates The Age of Steam Roundhouse, a fully-functioning roundhouse, locomotive back shop and museum that preserves, restores, displays, interprets, operates and maintains the steam locomotives, historic diesels, passenger cars and other associated railroad objects from the collection of its founder, the late Jerry Joe Jacobson, for the edification, enlightenment and entertainment of today’s public and tomorrow’s future generations. Please visit our website at: ageofsteamroundhouse.org.