The Springfield 402 (46mm)

The Springfield 402 (46mm)

The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (46mm)
The Springfield 402 (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 402 is the 402nd 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 402 Unique: The textured pattern on this dial is a Guilloche technique, made by a Rose Engine lathe. This pattern is something we’re used to seeing from a variety of other companies making watches around the same time but is not something we expect to see from Illinois very often. A true conversation piece, this dial features off-balance, mid-century numerals in soft tones. We added full moon hands for a touch of flair, a classic gunmetal titanium case, a natural band, and a copper crown to subtly accent the wonderful textures and tones of the dial itself. The movement on this spectacular Illinois has also been meticulously machined with flashy Geneva lines and dressed up with rose gold gears. Stainless steel hardware and 17 screw-set jewels keep your attention on the inner workings of this timepiece. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1921. In the same year, journalist Edward W. Scripps founded the Science Service, a program that helped encourage education in the sciences, as well as the creation of publications that focused on news and advancements in science. The program later changed its name to the Society for Science and the Public.

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Case Style:This case has been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. The case is intentionally left unpolished so the intricate tool marks made during the milling process remain visible. 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: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold 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: 17j
  • 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 402 is the 402nd 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 402 Unique: The textured pattern on this dial is a Guilloche technique, made by a Rose Engine lathe. This pattern is something we’re used to seeing from a variety of other companies making watches around the same time but is not something we expect to see from Illinois very often. A true conversation piece, this dial features off-balance, mid-century numerals in soft tones. We added full moon hands for a touch of flair, a classic gunmetal titanium case, a natural band, and a copper crown to subtly accent the wonderful textures and tones of the dial itself. The movement on this spectacular Illinois has also been meticulously machined with flashy Geneva lines and dressed up with rose gold gears. Stainless steel hardware and 17 screw-set jewels keep your attention on the inner workings of this timepiece. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1921. In the same year, journalist Edward W. Scripps founded the Science Service, a program that helped encourage education in the sciences, as well as the creation of publications that focused on news and advancements in science. The program later changed its name to the Society for Science and the Public.

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