The Springfield 038 (45mm)
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The Springfield 038 (45mm)

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The Springfield 038 (45mm)
The Springfield 038 (45mm)
The Springfield 038 (45mm)
The Springfield 038 (45mm)
The Springfield 038 (45mm)
The Springfield 038 (45mm)
The Springfield 038 (45mm)

Watch Description

 What makes the Springfield 038 unique:  This vintage 12-size pocket watch is now reborn as a contemporary wristwatch. With a remarkable 17-jewel movement at its core, precision and reliability are guaranteed. Encased in a gleaming stainless steel case that has been meticulously polished to a brilliant shine, the watch exudes a sense of modern sophistication. The coined bezel not only adds a touch of classic elegance but also showcases attention to detail. This transformation seamlessly blends the best of the old and new, making it a timeless accessory that combines precision, style, and durability.

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: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3987448
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

 What makes the Springfield 038 unique:  This vintage 12-size pocket watch is now reborn as a contemporary wristwatch. With a remarkable 17-jewel movement at its core, precision and reliability are guaranteed. Encased in a gleaming stainless steel case that has been meticulously polished to a brilliant shine, the watch exudes a sense of modern sophistication. The coined bezel not only adds a touch of classic elegance but also showcases attention to detail. This transformation seamlessly blends the best of the old and new, making it a timeless accessory that combines precision, style, and durability.

The Movement

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The Strap