The Springfield 370 (47mm)
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The Springfield 370 (47mm)

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The Springfield 370 (47mm)
The Springfield 370 (47mm)
The Springfield 370 (47mm)
The Springfield 370 (47mm)
The Springfield 370 (47mm)
The Springfield 370 (47mm)
The Springfield 370 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 370 is the 370th 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 370 Unique: While a crisp white dial is always a classic look, the speckle look to this is dial is so unique! As you can see in the close-up photo of the dial, it has wear and scratches that created this texture. These are some of our favorite numeral styles with the big, rounded black numbers and especially paired with classic blue steel gothic hands. We chose our machined bronze case and the round copper crown as they will patina beautifully and uniquely, just like this almost 99-year-old dial and movement. The movement in this watch was produced in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, has 19jewels and a unique engraving of "Capitol" above the Illinois Watch Company insignia. We were not able to find anything about the "Capitol" engraving specifically but it does look like this variation of movement is called a "Time King". The year this movement was produced was the same year the first issue of Reader’s Digest magazine in the United States, almost 100 years ago!

1922

4019230

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

The Springfield 370 is the 370th 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 370 Unique: While a crisp white dial is always a classic look, the speckle look to this is dial is so unique! As you can see in the close-up photo of the dial, it has wear and scratches that created this texture. These are some of our favorite numeral styles with the big, rounded black numbers and especially paired with classic blue steel gothic hands. We chose our machined bronze case and the round copper crown as they will patina beautifully and uniquely, just like this almost 99-year-old dial and movement. The movement in this watch was produced in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, has 19jewels and a unique engraving of "Capitol" above the Illinois Watch Company insignia. We were not able to find anything about the "Capitol" engraving specifically but it does look like this variation of movement is called a "Time King". The year this movement was produced was the same year the first issue of Reader’s Digest magazine in the United States, almost 100 years ago!

1922

4019230

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