The Springfield 366 (46mm)

The Springfield 366 (46mm)

The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)
The Springfield 366 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch made by Illinois Watch Company. We call this model "The Springfield" because the company was located in Springfield, Illinois.

The Springfield 366 is the 366th 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 366 Unique: Today we are happy to present to you this incredibly rustic and beautiful antique watch from the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 366. We can’t stop looking at the amazing character on this dial, evenly worn and aged throughout. The subtle floral pattern on the inside of this double sunk dial adds to the interest and brings you in for a second look. Full moon dark blue steel hands pair well with our navy strap and are accented by a nickel-plated crown and hardware. This dark gunmetal titanium case ties everything together nicely, giving this watch a modern flare to an antique look. The power behind this watch is none other than the A. Lincoln grade movement from Illinois. This grade of watch was originally dedicated to the late president and boasts an amazing 21 jewels. In contrast to the unique dial, the inner workings of this movement look almost brand new. These intricate Geneva lines machined into the build plates along with stainless steel hardware immediately grab your attention and keep your eyes exploring every aspect of the build space. Rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel shine through from beneath and bring some extra attention to the classy feel of this watch. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1921. This is also the year in which Congress approved the burial of the unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The tomb is made up of three levels of marble and granite, with the large marble pieces being sourced from an area near Gunnison, Colorado.

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Case Style:This case has been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. After machining, we bake the case in a kiln for a specific interval before sandblasting for uniformity. Any imperfections at this stage will scrap the piece, but the result is a beautiful, slightly darker finish that we call gunmetal. Titanium is the ultimate material for strength to weight ratio. Titanium has a darker look than steel, and due to its low thermal conductivity, feels warm to the touch. These characteristics create an enduring, highly wearable, distinctive piece.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number from the Illinois Watch Company. 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: 2021
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: Gunmetal Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21j
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio

The Springfield 366 is the 366th 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 366 Unique: Today we are happy to present to you this incredibly rustic and beautiful antique watch from the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 366. We can’t stop looking at the amazing character on this dial, evenly worn and aged throughout. The subtle floral pattern on the inside of this double sunk dial adds to the interest and brings you in for a second look. Full moon dark blue steel hands pair well with our navy strap and are accented by a nickel-plated crown and hardware. This dark gunmetal titanium case ties everything together nicely, giving this watch a modern flare to an antique look. The power behind this watch is none other than the A. Lincoln grade movement from Illinois. This grade of watch was originally dedicated to the late president and boasts an amazing 21 jewels. In contrast to the unique dial, the inner workings of this movement look almost brand new. These intricate Geneva lines machined into the build plates along with stainless steel hardware immediately grab your attention and keep your eyes exploring every aspect of the build space. Rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel shine through from beneath and bring some extra attention to the classy feel of this watch. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1921. This is also the year in which Congress approved the burial of the unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. The tomb is made up of three levels of marble and granite, with the large marble pieces being sourced from an area near Gunnison, Colorado.

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