The Springfield 417 (46mm)

The Springfield 417 (46mm)

The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (46mm)
The Springfield 417 (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 417 is the 417th 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 417 Unique: We are pleased to bring you the magnificent Springfield 417 for today’s Watch of the Day. This watch has the perfect vintage modern combination with this incredibly ornate and unique dial paired with our gorgeous machined titanium case. This double sunk dial is decorated carefully around the inside ring with this textured pattern to bring interest from the dark numerals. These clean, bold gothic hands pop nicely, contrasting from the soft tones of the face. Copper crown and hardware adds a little flare, as well as our Yukon band staying in theme with these soft details throughout. The movement steals the show upon turning the watch over, revealing this immaculate Sterling grade timepiece. 17 screw-set jewels with brass hardware bring contrast to this highly decorated build plate, with rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel coming through from underneath. This watch is truly a sight to behold and we can’t wait to share it with you! This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1925 by the Illinois Watch Company. In March of this same year, Illinois was affected by the Tri-State tornado that also ravaged parts of Missouri and Indiana, killing 695 people.

1925

4547739

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: Copper
  • 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 417 is the 417th 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 417 Unique: We are pleased to bring you the magnificent Springfield 417 for today’s Watch of the Day. This watch has the perfect vintage modern combination with this incredibly ornate and unique dial paired with our gorgeous machined titanium case. This double sunk dial is decorated carefully around the inside ring with this textured pattern to bring interest from the dark numerals. These clean, bold gothic hands pop nicely, contrasting from the soft tones of the face. Copper crown and hardware adds a little flare, as well as our Yukon band staying in theme with these soft details throughout. The movement steals the show upon turning the watch over, revealing this immaculate Sterling grade timepiece. 17 screw-set jewels with brass hardware bring contrast to this highly decorated build plate, with rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel coming through from underneath. This watch is truly a sight to behold and we can’t wait to share it with you! This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1925 by the Illinois Watch Company. In March of this same year, Illinois was affected by the Tri-State tornado that also ravaged parts of Missouri and Indiana, killing 695 people.

1925

4547739

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