The Springfield 374 (47mm)
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The Springfield 374 (47mm)

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The Springfield 374 (47mm)
The Springfield 374 (47mm)
The Springfield 374 (47mm)
The Springfield 374 (47mm)
The Springfield 374 (47mm)
The Springfield 374 (47mm)
The Springfield 374 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 374 is the 374th 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 374 Unique: WOW! We see quite a lot of cool pocket watch dials so it's not often that one stops us in our tracks but this piece is special. Right away you can tell this dial is no ordinary dial, with the in-depth floral design in the center of the dial this piece is rather ornate. Upon closer inspection, we noticed the small writing at the very bottom of the dial with "SWISS 935". A lot of the more expensive, one-off dials for the American watch companies were actually produced in Switzerland, like this one. The "935" indicates that the dial is made up of 93.5% silver! We choose our machined bronze case to contrast the silver in the dial and a round nickel crown to match the silver tones. Produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1925 and has 17jewels. To add to the value of this dial there is a "Penn Special" insignia on both the dial and the movement which tells us this dial and movement have likely always been together. Fun fact, the year this movement was produced was the same year Calvin Coolidge became the first President of the United States to have his inauguration broadcast on radio!

1925

4698660

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: 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 374 is the 374th 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 374 Unique: WOW! We see quite a lot of cool pocket watch dials so it's not often that one stops us in our tracks but this piece is special. Right away you can tell this dial is no ordinary dial, with the in-depth floral design in the center of the dial this piece is rather ornate. Upon closer inspection, we noticed the small writing at the very bottom of the dial with "SWISS 935". A lot of the more expensive, one-off dials for the American watch companies were actually produced in Switzerland, like this one. The "935" indicates that the dial is made up of 93.5% silver! We choose our machined bronze case to contrast the silver in the dial and a round nickel crown to match the silver tones. Produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1925 and has 17jewels. To add to the value of this dial there is a "Penn Special" insignia on both the dial and the movement which tells us this dial and movement have likely always been together. Fun fact, the year this movement was produced was the same year Calvin Coolidge became the first President of the United States to have his inauguration broadcast on radio!

1925

4698660

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