The Springfield 386 (47mm)
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The Springfield 386 (47mm)

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The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)
The Springfield 386 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 386 is the 386th 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 386 Unique: For today’s Watch of the Day, we bring you the Springfield 386. With this watch, we are featuring another DLC black case, as well as another incredibly unique Illinois Autocrat movement. Some watches that come in grab our attention right from the beginning and are begging to show off and tell their story. This watch is obviously no exception to that. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield Illinois in 1916, and well over 100 years later it has many different stories and tales to tell. We like to wonder what kind of circumstances could have led to the amount of wear on both the dial as well as the discoloration of the movement. Thankfully, with our extensive restoration process, we are able to clean and preserve these old timepieces and seal them in their beautiful state to give them renewed life to come. We wanted to let the watch itself do all the talking, and kept it simple and classy with this clean black case as well as nickel plated crown and navy blue straps. 17 screw-set jewels adorn this wonderfully aged movement, with some gorgeous yet tarnished copper and gold inner workings. Close by in Chicago in this same year, the Cubs play their very first game at Weeghman Park, later known as Wrigley Field. The cubs still play in the same park to this day, just as this watch also continues to live on all these years later.

1916

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

The Springfield 386 is the 386th 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 386 Unique: For today’s Watch of the Day, we bring you the Springfield 386. With this watch, we are featuring another DLC black case, as well as another incredibly unique Illinois Autocrat movement. Some watches that come in grab our attention right from the beginning and are begging to show off and tell their story. This watch is obviously no exception to that. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield Illinois in 1916, and well over 100 years later it has many different stories and tales to tell. We like to wonder what kind of circumstances could have led to the amount of wear on both the dial as well as the discoloration of the movement. Thankfully, with our extensive restoration process, we are able to clean and preserve these old timepieces and seal them in their beautiful state to give them renewed life to come. We wanted to let the watch itself do all the talking, and kept it simple and classy with this clean black case as well as nickel plated crown and navy blue straps. 17 screw-set jewels adorn this wonderfully aged movement, with some gorgeous yet tarnished copper and gold inner workings. Close by in Chicago in this same year, the Cubs play their very first game at Weeghman Park, later known as Wrigley Field. The cubs still play in the same park to this day, just as this watch also continues to live on all these years later.

1916

3051615

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The Strap

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