The Springfield 342 (47mm)
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The Springfield 342 (47mm)

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The Springfield 342 (47mm)
The Springfield 342 (47mm)
The Springfield 342 (47mm)
The Springfield 342 (47mm)
The Springfield 342 (47mm)
The Springfield 342 (47mm)
The Springfield 342 (47mm)
The Springfield 342 (47mm)
The Springfield 342 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 342 is the 342nd 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 342 Unique: These blue-accented dials never cease to amaze us! They are each unique but all so eye-catching. This will be the third "blue" watch and they have all sold in a matter of minutes - so if you are thinking twice about this one, don't! Displaying thick, curled numerals in a navy that pops right off the slightly freckled dial, this watch is a stunning Conversation Piece. Naturally, we chose our machined titanium case and a Navy strap to accentuate the blue features in this watch. The movement is an Illinois Autocrat, another one of our favorites, produced in 1923. For the Disney fans out there, this movement was produced the year Roy and Walt Disney founded The Walt Disney Company. This watch definitely has a bit of that magic to it!

1923

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/455927844

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: Nickel 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: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 342 is the 342nd 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 342 Unique: These blue-accented dials never cease to amaze us! They are each unique but all so eye-catching. This will be the third "blue" watch and they have all sold in a matter of minutes - so if you are thinking twice about this one, don't! Displaying thick, curled numerals in a navy that pops right off the slightly freckled dial, this watch is a stunning Conversation Piece. Naturally, we chose our machined titanium case and a Navy strap to accentuate the blue features in this watch. The movement is an Illinois Autocrat, another one of our favorites, produced in 1923. For the Disney fans out there, this movement was produced the year Roy and Walt Disney founded The Walt Disney Company. This watch definitely has a bit of that magic to it!

1923

4336411

https://player.vimeo.com/video/455927844

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