The Springfield 331 (47mm)
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The Springfield 331 (47mm)

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The Springfield 331 (47mm)
The Springfield 331 (47mm)
The Springfield 331 (47mm)
The Springfield 331 (47mm)
The Springfield 331 (47mm)
The Springfield 331 (47mm)
The Springfield 331 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 331 is the 331st 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 331 Unique: This dial speaks for itself! Most likely a jewelry store named Hallmark requested a handful of dials produced by Illinois watch company and this is one of them! The floral dial is simply eye-catching and so we chose a raw titanium case to accentuate the texture in this watch. We chose a dark strap to allow the case and dial to be the focus. This movement was produced in 1924 in Illinois, the same year that at the University of Illinois’ new Memorial Stadium, Harold "Red" Grange known as the "Galloping Ghost," scores four touchdowns in twelve minutes against the University of Michigan.

1924

4543102

https://player.vimeo.com/video/453697870

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: 3D Raw Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • 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: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 331 is the 331st 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 331 Unique: This dial speaks for itself! Most likely a jewelry store named Hallmark requested a handful of dials produced by Illinois watch company and this is one of them! The floral dial is simply eye-catching and so we chose a raw titanium case to accentuate the texture in this watch. We chose a dark strap to allow the case and dial to be the focus. This movement was produced in 1924 in Illinois, the same year that at the University of Illinois’ new Memorial Stadium, Harold "Red" Grange known as the "Galloping Ghost," scores four touchdowns in twelve minutes against the University of Michigan.

1924

4543102

https://player.vimeo.com/video/453697870

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The Strap

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