The Springfield 218 (47mm)
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The Springfield 218 (47mm)

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The Springfield 218 (47mm)
The Springfield 218 (47mm)
The Springfield 218 (47mm)
The Springfield 218 (47mm)
The Springfield 218 (47mm)
The Springfield 218 (47mm)
The Springfield 218 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 218 is the 218th 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 318 Unique: The silver and gold dynamic on this watch is one of our favorite looks! The dial has an almost concrete color which balances the gold numerals along with the silver of our machined titanium case. The dial is concrete in color and even has the grainy texture of concrete as well! Paired with the natural patina on the numerals and hands, this aesthetic occurs naturally over time and could not be produced by hand. We chose a Mojave band and gold crown to accentuate the brighter features and contrast with the cooler tones of the dial and case. This "Time King" movement was produced in 1925 in Springfield, Illinois - the same year that Tri-State Tornado rampaged through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana!

1925

4649843

https://player.vimeo.com/video/450267415

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: 2020
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: See Description
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

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

The Springfield 218 is the 218th 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 318 Unique: The silver and gold dynamic on this watch is one of our favorite looks! The dial has an almost concrete color which balances the gold numerals along with the silver of our machined titanium case. The dial is concrete in color and even has the grainy texture of concrete as well! Paired with the natural patina on the numerals and hands, this aesthetic occurs naturally over time and could not be produced by hand. We chose a Mojave band and gold crown to accentuate the brighter features and contrast with the cooler tones of the dial and case. This "Time King" movement was produced in 1925 in Springfield, Illinois - the same year that Tri-State Tornado rampaged through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana!

1925

4649843

https://player.vimeo.com/video/450267415

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