The Springfield 347 (47mm)
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The Springfield 347 (47mm)

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The Springfield 347 (47mm)
The Springfield 347 (47mm)
The Springfield 347 (47mm)
The Springfield 347 (47mm)
The Springfield 347 (47mm)
The Springfield 347 (47mm)
The Springfield 347 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 347 is the 347th 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 347 Unique: This is the spookiest dial we've seen yet so naturally, we knew it must be our Halloween Watch. The whole dial gives us some serious Nightmare Before Christmas flashbacks, it looks like this watch was made for Jack Skellington himself! The numerals are a little unrefined and curled giving them an eerie feel. The center design reminds us of the sneer of a jack-o-lantern and the red numerals in the secometer are the perfect touch of creepy. It wasn't a question of which case, crown and strap would complete this look, our DLC machined black case with the pumpkin like round raw crown and a crimson strap! This movement is an Illinois Masterpiece, we honestly didn't even know they made one, making it by far one of the rarest movements we've ever had the pleasure of seeing. This movement has 19jewels and was produced in 1924, the year the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City! For all you Halloween + watch lovers, this Hallo-watch is the perfect watch for you!

1924

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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: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • 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 347 is the 347th 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 347 Unique: This is the spookiest dial we've seen yet so naturally, we knew it must be our Halloween Watch. The whole dial gives us some serious Nightmare Before Christmas flashbacks, it looks like this watch was made for Jack Skellington himself! The numerals are a little unrefined and curled giving them an eerie feel. The center design reminds us of the sneer of a jack-o-lantern and the red numerals in the secometer are the perfect touch of creepy. It wasn't a question of which case, crown and strap would complete this look, our DLC machined black case with the pumpkin like round raw crown and a crimson strap! This movement is an Illinois Masterpiece, we honestly didn't even know they made one, making it by far one of the rarest movements we've ever had the pleasure of seeing. This movement has 19jewels and was produced in 1924, the year the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City! For all you Halloween + watch lovers, this Hallo-watch is the perfect watch for you!

1924

4512602

https://player.vimeo.com/video/470297645

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