The Springfield 246 (47mm)
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The Springfield 246 (47mm)

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The Springfield 246 (47mm)
The Springfield 246 (47mm)
The Springfield 246 (47mm)
The Springfield 246 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 246 is the 246th 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 246 Unique: Do you get a secret agent vibe from this watch? Because we do. Is it the DLC Black case with the black strap or maybe the way the yellow dial and gold crown command your attention? Perhaps, it's the circular theme from the round crown and the rounded numerals to the Breguet Moon hands that seem like they hold some secret power? Or maybe it's the "A. Lincoln" engraved on the movement. Regardless, we are intrigued! This movement by the Illinois Watch Company has 21jewels and was produced in 1918 - the year New York Yankee pitcher Babe Ruth broke records when he hit his 138th home-run!

1918

3349485

https://player.vimeo.com/video/464361645

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: DLC Titanium
  • 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: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 246 is the 246th 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 246 Unique: Do you get a secret agent vibe from this watch? Because we do. Is it the DLC Black case with the black strap or maybe the way the yellow dial and gold crown command your attention? Perhaps, it's the circular theme from the round crown and the rounded numerals to the Breguet Moon hands that seem like they hold some secret power? Or maybe it's the "A. Lincoln" engraved on the movement. Regardless, we are intrigued! This movement by the Illinois Watch Company has 21jewels and was produced in 1918 - the year New York Yankee pitcher Babe Ruth broke records when he hit his 138th home-run!

1918

3349485

https://player.vimeo.com/video/464361645

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