The Springfield 361 (47mm)
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The Springfield 361 (47mm)

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The Springfield 361 (47mm)
The Springfield 361 (47mm)
The Springfield 361 (47mm)
The Springfield 361 (47mm)
The Springfield 361 (47mm)
The Springfield 361 (47mm)
The Springfield 361 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 361 is the 361st 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 361 Unique: We're back with another Santa Fe Special, produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1923. These unique pieces always go quickly, with the bright yellow dial, the bold black numerals, and the inscription of "Santa Fe Special". We chose our machined titanium case to allow the dial to be the focal point but our round gold crown helps to accentuate the yellow tones. We can guess this dial and movement likely have always been together as the movement also has the engraving of "Santa Fe Special" which we don't always see. This movement boasts 21jewels and is also a "Double Roller". This combination is truly unique and we would love to hear the story of who's wrist this watch ends up on!

1923

4298937

https://player.vimeo.com/video/471790646

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

The Springfield 361 is the 361st 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 361 Unique: We're back with another Santa Fe Special, produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1923. These unique pieces always go quickly, with the bright yellow dial, the bold black numerals, and the inscription of "Santa Fe Special". We chose our machined titanium case to allow the dial to be the focal point but our round gold crown helps to accentuate the yellow tones. We can guess this dial and movement likely have always been together as the movement also has the engraving of "Santa Fe Special" which we don't always see. This movement boasts 21jewels and is also a "Double Roller". This combination is truly unique and we would love to hear the story of who's wrist this watch ends up on!

1923

4298937

https://player.vimeo.com/video/471790646

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