The Springfield 344 (47mm)
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The Springfield 344 (47mm)

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The Springfield 344 (47mm)
The Springfield 344 (47mm)
The Springfield 344 (47mm)
The Springfield 344 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 344 is the 344th 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 Unique: Welcoming the Springfield 344! The silvery champagne tones of the ornate Illinois dial are balanced by the texture of the 3D raw titanium case. The knurled nickel crown mimics the dial's grooved design, while the purple Merlot strap makes the blue numbers pop. The Autocrat movement made in 1923 was an engineering feat for its time, as the grooved lines all match up despite being produced separately. 1923 is also the same year the first Yankee Stadium opened its door in the Bronx, NYC.

1923

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/458619194

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: Nickel 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: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 344 is the 344th 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 Unique: Welcoming the Springfield 344! The silvery champagne tones of the ornate Illinois dial are balanced by the texture of the 3D raw titanium case. The knurled nickel crown mimics the dial's grooved design, while the purple Merlot strap makes the blue numbers pop. The Autocrat movement made in 1923 was an engineering feat for its time, as the grooved lines all match up despite being produced separately. 1923 is also the same year the first Yankee Stadium opened its door in the Bronx, NYC.

1923

4461467

https://player.vimeo.com/video/458619194

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