The Springfield 005 (45mm)
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The Springfield 005 (45mm)

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The Springfield 005 (45mm)
The Springfield 005 (45mm)
The Springfield 005 (45mm)
The Springfield 005 (45mm)
The Springfield 005 (45mm)
The Springfield 005 (45mm)
The Springfield 005 (45mm)
The Springfield 005 (45mm)
The Springfield 005 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 005 unique: 

We’re proud to introduce Vortic’s latest American Artisan Series pocket watch conversion, the Springfield 005. This one-of-a-kind wristwatch is crafted from a 21-jewel, “Congressional” movement initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1927. We’ve paired this piece with a stainless steel case and bronze crown to accent the dial’s gilded numerals and hexagonal motif, and a navy leather strap completes the watch’s regal feel.

This watch is part of a special release because the “Congressional” marked movements are extremely rare, and Illinois did not make very many 21 jewel movements adjusted to 3 positions in this size. Since we’ve seen thousands of antique pocket watches, the team gets excited when something like this comes along!

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Illinois Watch Company. We call this model "The Springfield" because the company was located in Springfield, Illinois.

Originally called the Springfield Watch Company, Illinois came to Springfield, Illinois in 1869 while the "modern" watch industry was fairly new but highly promising. City officials felt that the addition of industry to the city of Springfield would be excellent for the city's growth. However, after a series of failures and re-brandings, the company had a slow start until 1903 when they decided to manufacture high-quality watches only. Eventually making some of the most beautiful watches of their time, the company sold to Hamilton in 1927. Hamilton continued producing watches under the Illinois name for some time, but the original Springfield factory no longer stands.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Brass
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4926285
  • Manufacture Year: 1927
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 005 unique: 

We’re proud to introduce Vortic’s latest American Artisan Series pocket watch conversion, the Springfield 005. This one-of-a-kind wristwatch is crafted from a 21-jewel, “Congressional” movement initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1927. We’ve paired this piece with a stainless steel case and bronze crown to accent the dial’s gilded numerals and hexagonal motif, and a navy leather strap completes the watch’s regal feel.

This watch is part of a special release because the “Congressional” marked movements are extremely rare, and Illinois did not make very many 21 jewel movements adjusted to 3 positions in this size. Since we’ve seen thousands of antique pocket watches, the team gets excited when something like this comes along!

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