The Springfield 226 (47mm)
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The Springfield 226 (47mm)

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The Springfield 226 (47mm)
The Springfield 226 (47mm)
The Springfield 226 (47mm)
The Springfield 226 (47mm)
The Springfield 226 (47mm)
The Springfield 226 (47mm)
The Springfield 226 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 226 is the 226th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Springfield" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Springfield 226 Unique: The classic white and gold combo is one of our forever favorites, simple but stunning! The gold numerals on this dial are bolder than we often see and pair lovely with the gold gothic hands. The decor around the center of the dial almost looks like a braided pattern but is subtle as it is not accented with gold. We appreciate how our machined titanium case adds to the smoothness of the watch while the gold round crown and rye strap pull out the gold. The very center of the dial even has a brushed look to it though again, it is very subtle. Manufactured in 1927, this movement was produced by the Illinois Watch Company and has 19jewels, featuring the pin stripe pattern we see on many Illinois movements. For some context, in 1927, not everybody had electricity so hand cranked washing machines were still sold - can you imagine hand cranking your washer to clean your clothes?

1927

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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: 2020
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 226 is the 226th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Springfield" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Springfield 226 Unique: The classic white and gold combo is one of our forever favorites, simple but stunning! The gold numerals on this dial are bolder than we often see and pair lovely with the gold gothic hands. The decor around the center of the dial almost looks like a braided pattern but is subtle as it is not accented with gold. We appreciate how our machined titanium case adds to the smoothness of the watch while the gold round crown and rye strap pull out the gold. The very center of the dial even has a brushed look to it though again, it is very subtle. Manufactured in 1927, this movement was produced by the Illinois Watch Company and has 19jewels, featuring the pin stripe pattern we see on many Illinois movements. For some context, in 1927, not everybody had electricity so hand cranked washing machines were still sold - can you imagine hand cranking your washer to clean your clothes?

1927

4862765

https://player.vimeo.com/video/470297425

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