The Springfield 381 (47mm)
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The Springfield 381 (47mm)

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The Springfield 381 (47mm)
The Springfield 381 (47mm)
The Springfield 381 (47mm)
The Springfield 381 (47mm)
The Springfield 381 (47mm)
The Springfield 381 (47mm)
The Springfield 381 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 381 is the 381st 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 381 Unique: We are continuing our featured DLC cases this week with this fantastic Time King movement from Illinois Watch Company. This movement was on the higher end of watches being produced at this time by Illinois, as shown here by the highly decorated main plate and gold-plated hardware throughout. Rose gold gears and gold plated balance, this watch was truly at the top of its class in 1922 when it was originally manufactured. The details in the dial are remarkably impressive and really tell the story of this watch. We love the stark black case paired with these very unique numerals and decided to finish off the details with a natural band and nickel crown. Not too far away in the Bronx, NY construction of the Yankee Stadium begins. Radio was booming all over the country and baseball was growing in popularity as well with more access across the country to games that before were only seen in person.

1922

4020044

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

The Springfield 381 is the 381st 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 381 Unique: We are continuing our featured DLC cases this week with this fantastic Time King movement from Illinois Watch Company. This movement was on the higher end of watches being produced at this time by Illinois, as shown here by the highly decorated main plate and gold-plated hardware throughout. Rose gold gears and gold plated balance, this watch was truly at the top of its class in 1922 when it was originally manufactured. The details in the dial are remarkably impressive and really tell the story of this watch. We love the stark black case paired with these very unique numerals and decided to finish off the details with a natural band and nickel crown. Not too far away in the Bronx, NY construction of the Yankee Stadium begins. Radio was booming all over the country and baseball was growing in popularity as well with more access across the country to games that before were only seen in person.

1922

4020044

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