The Springfield 357 (47mm)
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The Springfield 357 (47mm)

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The Springfield 357 (47mm)
The Springfield 357 (47mm)
The Springfield 357 (47mm)
The Springfield 357 (47mm)
The Springfield 357 (47mm)
The Springfield 357 (47mm)
The Springfield 357 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 357 is the 357th 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 357 Unique: This is one of the older movements we have seen and although we can't be sure if this dial has always lived on this movement we hope it has! The black detail on the dial is exquisite, a maze-like pattern lining the inside of the numerals and a vine-like design around the outside. The numeral style matches the whimsy of the rest of the dial. We chose our DLC machined black case paired with our round nickel crown and stout strap to frame the decor of the dial. The slightest pop of color can be found in the classic blue steel hands! This Springfield Watch Company movement has 17jewels and was produced in 1890, the same year Wyoming and Idaho are admitted as the 43rd and 44th states.

1890

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/469110456

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 Blackened 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 357 is the 357th 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 357 Unique: This is one of the older movements we have seen and although we can't be sure if this dial has always lived on this movement we hope it has! The black detail on the dial is exquisite, a maze-like pattern lining the inside of the numerals and a vine-like design around the outside. The numeral style matches the whimsy of the rest of the dial. We chose our DLC machined black case paired with our round nickel crown and stout strap to frame the decor of the dial. The slightest pop of color can be found in the classic blue steel hands! This Springfield Watch Company movement has 17jewels and was produced in 1890, the same year Wyoming and Idaho are admitted as the 43rd and 44th states.

1890

4562683

https://player.vimeo.com/video/469110456

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