The Indiana 003 (47mm)
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The Indiana 003 (47mm)

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The Indiana 003 (47mm)
The Indiana 003 (47mm)
The Indiana 003 (47mm)
The Indiana 003 (47mm)
The Indiana 003 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Indiana 003 unique: The Studebaker Automobile Company, originally known as the Studebaker Brother Manufacturing Company, operated as an American wagon and automobile manufacturer from 1852 to 1967 in South Bend, Indiana. Nearby, the three sons of the company’s founder created the South Bend Watch Company from the remnants of Columbus Watch Company in 1902. Both companies were known for their innovation, reliability, and quality manufacturing. The pocket watch housed within the Indiana 003 was originally made by South Bend in 1920 and clearly demonstrates the Studebaker family’s commitment to craftsmanship. A dignified bronze dial with pinstripe design and a metallic sundial is punctuated by black Art Deco numerals and gorgeous blued steel kite hands. We’ve paired this piece with our 47mm machined bronze case and crown and our stainless steel case back reveals a flawless 19-jewel movement. We are proud to keep the tradition of quality American innovation alive with this watch.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by South Bend Watch Company. We call this model "The Indiana" because the company was located in South Bend, Indiana.

Founded in 1902 by sons of the Studebaker Auto Company, South Bend Watch company started producing high-quality watches in 1905 using equipment and employees liquidated from the failed Columbus Watch Company. While initially successful, the company's use of an "on credit" payment system led to its downfall during the stock market crash of 1929. A fire finally destroyed the original factory in 1957.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 13.5mm
    • Lug to Lug: 59mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Bronze
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: South Bend Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 964800
  • Manufacture Year: 1920
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Indiana 003 unique: The Studebaker Automobile Company, originally known as the Studebaker Brother Manufacturing Company, operated as an American wagon and automobile manufacturer from 1852 to 1967 in South Bend, Indiana. Nearby, the three sons of the company’s founder created the South Bend Watch Company from the remnants of Columbus Watch Company in 1902. Both companies were known for their innovation, reliability, and quality manufacturing. The pocket watch housed within the Indiana 003 was originally made by South Bend in 1920 and clearly demonstrates the Studebaker family’s commitment to craftsmanship. A dignified bronze dial with pinstripe design and a metallic sundial is punctuated by black Art Deco numerals and gorgeous blued steel kite hands. We’ve paired this piece with our 47mm machined bronze case and crown and our stainless steel case back reveals a flawless 19-jewel movement. We are proud to keep the tradition of quality American innovation alive with this watch.

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