The Springfield 379 (47mm)
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The Springfield 379 (47mm)

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The Springfield 379 (47mm)
The Springfield 379 (47mm)
The Springfield 379 (47mm)
The Springfield 379 (47mm)
The Springfield 379 (47mm)
The Springfield 379 (47mm)
The Springfield 379 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield is the 379th 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 379 Unique: This watch has a subtle way of grabbing your attention right at first glance with this stunning double set gold dial and dark black roman numerals. The large cobalt blue full moon hands pop nicely off the face, set into this very clean black DLC titanium case. Capped with a copper crown and coal straps, this watch has a very modern sleek look with just the right amount of antique flair. We love each and every single Autocrat movement that comes through our doors and this one has all the unique details we love to see. The copper accents on the lettering go well with the rose gold gears, the decoration at the regulator really makes this movement stand out amongst others in its class. The 17 screw set jewels stand out nicely among the highly decorated and intricately machined bridge plate. This watch was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1917. At the same time in 1917, The United States of America broke off diplomatic relations with Germany in regards to WWI and declared war on Austria-Hungary. Thankfully, our country hadn’t begun mandating wartime manufacturing of goods for war efforts quite yet, so Illinois was allowed to continue making watches during this time and we couldn’t be happier about that.

1917

3107896

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: 2021
  • 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 is the 379th 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 379 Unique: This watch has a subtle way of grabbing your attention right at first glance with this stunning double set gold dial and dark black roman numerals. The large cobalt blue full moon hands pop nicely off the face, set into this very clean black DLC titanium case. Capped with a copper crown and coal straps, this watch has a very modern sleek look with just the right amount of antique flair. We love each and every single Autocrat movement that comes through our doors and this one has all the unique details we love to see. The copper accents on the lettering go well with the rose gold gears, the decoration at the regulator really makes this movement stand out amongst others in its class. The 17 screw set jewels stand out nicely among the highly decorated and intricately machined bridge plate. This watch was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1917. At the same time in 1917, The United States of America broke off diplomatic relations with Germany in regards to WWI and declared war on Austria-Hungary. Thankfully, our country hadn’t begun mandating wartime manufacturing of goods for war efforts quite yet, so Illinois was allowed to continue making watches during this time and we couldn’t be happier about that.

1917

3107896

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