The Springfield 292 (47mm)
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The Springfield 292 (47mm)

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The Springfield 292 (47mm)
The Springfield 292 (47mm)
The Springfield 292 (47mm)
The Springfield 292 (47mm)
The Springfield 292 (47mm)
The Springfield 292 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 292 is the 292nd 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 292 Unique: We don’t see grand feu enamel dials on 12s Illinois movements very often and we almost never see them in perfect condition. You’ll see this particular dial has a fracture near 4 o’clock and is a great example of the patina that we see on these white dials. Made in 1914, this is an older movement then what we typically see in the 12s. Most similar movements from Illinois seem to be made in the 20’s.

1914

2657066

https://player.vimeo.com/video/441159791

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: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan Leather

Movement

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

The Springfield 292 is the 292nd 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 292 Unique: We don’t see grand feu enamel dials on 12s Illinois movements very often and we almost never see them in perfect condition. You’ll see this particular dial has a fracture near 4 o’clock and is a great example of the patina that we see on these white dials. Made in 1914, this is an older movement then what we typically see in the 12s. Most similar movements from Illinois seem to be made in the 20’s.

1914

2657066

https://player.vimeo.com/video/441159791

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