The Springfield 338 (47mm)
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The Springfield 338 (47mm)

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The Springfield 338 (47mm)
The Springfield 338 (47mm)
The Springfield 338 (47mm)
The Springfield 338 (47mm)
The Springfield 338 (47mm)
The Springfield 338 (47mm)
The Springfield 338 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 338 is the 338th 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 338 Unique: This watch offers a certain level of class. The Illinois dial has a pinstripe style in the very center with a delicately ornate engraved ring surrounding that. We love the style of these numerals, they have a seemingly oriental air to them but are still clear and easy to read. Our machined titanium case and knurled crown emphasize the silver dial while our black Cordovan strap pulls out the black numerals. This watch would be a great dress piece or purchase a second strap to swap out for more casual outings! This is a Double Roller, 17jewel movement that was manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1927. We thought it was a fun nod to the strips on the center of the dial, the back of the movement also has a striped engraving. 1927 was actually the year The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opened connecting New York City with Jersey.

1927

4873973

https://player.vimeo.com/video/469110614

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 Titanium
  • 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: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 338 is the 338th 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 338 Unique: This watch offers a certain level of class. The Illinois dial has a pinstripe style in the very center with a delicately ornate engraved ring surrounding that. We love the style of these numerals, they have a seemingly oriental air to them but are still clear and easy to read. Our machined titanium case and knurled crown emphasize the silver dial while our black Cordovan strap pulls out the black numerals. This watch would be a great dress piece or purchase a second strap to swap out for more casual outings! This is a Double Roller, 17jewel movement that was manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1927. We thought it was a fun nod to the strips on the center of the dial, the back of the movement also has a striped engraving. 1927 was actually the year The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opened connecting New York City with Jersey.

1927

4873973

https://player.vimeo.com/video/469110614

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