The Springfield 351 (47mm)
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The Springfield 351 (47mm)

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The Springfield 351 (47mm)
The Springfield 351 (47mm)
The Springfield 351 (47mm)
The Springfield 351 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 351 is the 351st 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 351 Unique: This dial embodies the phrase, "simple is beautiful" with it's pristine white background, newspaper bold numerals and a subtle gold accent in the hands and the circle on the inside of the dial. Very unique, the luminous hands might be the only "ornate" aspect of this watch overall. Our DLC black case made for a great pair to accent the numeral style and we matched the gold themes with our round gold crown and rye strap. The movement in this watch is an Autocrat movement (one of our team's favorites) and was produced in 1919 by the Illinois Watch Company. For some context, 1919 was the year the Rotary Dial telephone was invented - 101 years ago!

1919

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

The Springfield 351 is the 351st 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 351 Unique: This dial embodies the phrase, "simple is beautiful" with it's pristine white background, newspaper bold numerals and a subtle gold accent in the hands and the circle on the inside of the dial. Very unique, the luminous hands might be the only "ornate" aspect of this watch overall. Our DLC black case made for a great pair to accent the numeral style and we matched the gold themes with our round gold crown and rye strap. The movement in this watch is an Autocrat movement (one of our team's favorites) and was produced in 1919 by the Illinois Watch Company. For some context, 1919 was the year the Rotary Dial telephone was invented - 101 years ago!

1919

3561470

https://player.vimeo.com/video/466665061

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