The Springfield 233 (47mm)
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The Springfield 233 (47mm)

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The Springfield 233 (47mm)
The Springfield 233 (47mm)
The Springfield 233 (47mm)
The Springfield 233 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 233 is the 233rd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Springfield 233" 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 233 Unique: If you saw the Burlington 016 you'll recognize the style of this dial. That is because the Illinois Watch Company manufactured all of the Burlington pocketwatches and there was much overlap in those designs. We put this Illinois dial and movement into a bronze case to accentuate the patina and create a conversation piece. 

1922

4112049

https://player.vimeo.com/video/431616136

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: Machined Bronze
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4112049
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 233 is the 233rd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Springfield 233" 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 233 Unique: If you saw the Burlington 016 you'll recognize the style of this dial. That is because the Illinois Watch Company manufactured all of the Burlington pocketwatches and there was much overlap in those designs. We put this Illinois dial and movement into a bronze case to accentuate the patina and create a conversation piece. 

1922

4112049

https://player.vimeo.com/video/431616136

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