The Springfield 359 (47mm)
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The Springfield 359 (47mm)

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The Springfield 359 (47mm)
The Springfield 359 (47mm)
The Springfield 359 (47mm)
The Springfield 359 (47mm)
The Springfield 359 (47mm)
The Springfield 359 (47mm)
The Springfield 359 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 359 is the 359th 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 359 Unique: It is the uniqueness and rarity of a dial that often gets us excited in the shop, while a classic white dial is a timeless look there is something satisfying about a distinctive watch! The yellow-ish dial almost has a gold feel to it and while the numerals and markings are raised on the dial, they have faded a little in color actually matching the dial over time. To add to this special dial, on the right you can see an added sacred heart painted directly on the face. We have seen a handful of these dials with the illustrated bleeding heart and interestingly they are always painted never printed directly on the dial as the original design. We selected our DLC black cases to allow the gold features of this watch to pop along with our gold knurled crown. The soft Mojave strapped we chose added to the overall texture of this watch. The movement in this watch was produced in 1923 by the Illinois Watch Company and has 17jewels - 1923 was actually the year that Warner Brothers was established!

1923

4339634

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 359 is the 359th 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 359 Unique: It is the uniqueness and rarity of a dial that often gets us excited in the shop, while a classic white dial is a timeless look there is something satisfying about a distinctive watch! The yellow-ish dial almost has a gold feel to it and while the numerals and markings are raised on the dial, they have faded a little in color actually matching the dial over time. To add to this special dial, on the right you can see an added sacred heart painted directly on the face. We have seen a handful of these dials with the illustrated bleeding heart and interestingly they are always painted never printed directly on the dial as the original design. We selected our DLC black cases to allow the gold features of this watch to pop along with our gold knurled crown. The soft Mojave strapped we chose added to the overall texture of this watch. The movement in this watch was produced in 1923 by the Illinois Watch Company and has 17jewels - 1923 was actually the year that Warner Brothers was established!

1923

4339634

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