The Springfield 334 (47mm)
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The Springfield 334 (47mm)

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The Springfield 334 (47mm)
The Springfield 334 (47mm)
The Springfield 334 (47mm)
The Springfield 334 (47mm)
The Springfield 334 (47mm)
The Springfield 334 (47mm)
The Springfield 334 (47mm)
The Springfield 334 (47mm)
The Springfield 334 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 334 is the 334th 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 334 Unique: If only we could hear the stories of the history these dials and movements have to tell! This dial features a striking design in the center that depicts mirrored dragons breathing smoke. We aren't totally sure of the "why" behind this design but paired with the gold numerals it is simply eye-catching. You can also see some sort of scratching at 12 o'clock, looking like someone removed something from the dial - who knows what was there before! We used our machined titanium case and gold crown to draw on the natural features in this watch. It's not every day that we get to use the Olive strap but we feel like it really works with this piece. It's no surprise that this dragon dial comes with a fire, 21 jewel movement produced in 1932 by the Springfield Watch Company.

1932

5509607

https://player.vimeo.com/video/447537718

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

The Springfield 334 is the 334th 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 334 Unique: If only we could hear the stories of the history these dials and movements have to tell! This dial features a striking design in the center that depicts mirrored dragons breathing smoke. We aren't totally sure of the "why" behind this design but paired with the gold numerals it is simply eye-catching. You can also see some sort of scratching at 12 o'clock, looking like someone removed something from the dial - who knows what was there before! We used our machined titanium case and gold crown to draw on the natural features in this watch. It's not every day that we get to use the Olive strap but we feel like it really works with this piece. It's no surprise that this dragon dial comes with a fire, 21 jewel movement produced in 1932 by the Springfield Watch Company.

1932

5509607

https://player.vimeo.com/video/447537718

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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