The Springfield 363 (47mm)
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The Springfield 363 (47mm)

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The Springfield 363 (47mm)
The Springfield 363 (47mm)
The Springfield 363 (47mm)
The Springfield 363 (47mm)
The Springfield 363 (47mm)
The Springfield 363 (47mm)
The Springfield 363 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 363 is the 363rd 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 363 Unique: Continuing in our Fall vein, we have this speckled dial featuring bold, angled, numerals and three matching cathedral style hands! We talked about the texture and color of this dial in the shop and we wonder if the dials was exposed to something creating the green-ish hue as it patina'd though the speckle is pretty evenly distributed. We did agree that this is the only dial we have seen with this element. We chose our DLC black case with a round raw to keep the slightly spooky feel and our Olive strap not only brings out the green tones in the dial but also gives a sort of military feel to the watch. This is an Illinois Watch Company movement produced in 1925 with 17jewels. We found out Richard Sears issued the first catalog for his watches and jewelry in 1889 but 1925 was the year Sears opened their first store in Chicago!

1925

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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: Copper
  • 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 363 is the 363rd 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 363 Unique: Continuing in our Fall vein, we have this speckled dial featuring bold, angled, numerals and three matching cathedral style hands! We talked about the texture and color of this dial in the shop and we wonder if the dials was exposed to something creating the green-ish hue as it patina'd though the speckle is pretty evenly distributed. We did agree that this is the only dial we have seen with this element. We chose our DLC black case with a round raw to keep the slightly spooky feel and our Olive strap not only brings out the green tones in the dial but also gives a sort of military feel to the watch. This is an Illinois Watch Company movement produced in 1925 with 17jewels. We found out Richard Sears issued the first catalog for his watches and jewelry in 1889 but 1925 was the year Sears opened their first store in Chicago!

1925

4682616

https://player.vimeo.com/video/471125336

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