The Springfield 389 (47mm)
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The Springfield 389 (47mm)

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The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)
The Springfield 389 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 389 is the 389th 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 389 Unique: Today’s Watch is the Springfield 389! Here at Vortic we are always innovating and doing everything we can to try new things and make the absolute best product we can. For this case finish, we tried out something new with the sandblasted titanium case. This finish makes for more of a soft silver look that almost has a similar feel to our gunmetal titanium but with a lighter tone. We love the combination of this case with the crisp, white dial. In addition, the stark black numerals give this watch an incredibly fresh and modern feel. We decided on a natural leather strap and a nice bright copper crown to top it off. Gothic-style hands work well with these unique Arabic numerals that add some character to the dial. The movement powering this watch is a 17 jewel, screw set Autocrat from the Illinois Watch Company. Rose gold gears, brass balance wheel, and copper inlaid markings all make the inside of this watch really stand out. Originally manufactured in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois, the Autocrat movement was at the top of the line for its time. Not far away across the border in Toronto, Canada the very first successful treatment of diabetes with insulin was used. A groundbreaking medical breakthrough for the time, still being used to this day around the world.

1922

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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: See Description
  • 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 389 is the 389th 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 389 Unique: Today’s Watch is the Springfield 389! Here at Vortic we are always innovating and doing everything we can to try new things and make the absolute best product we can. For this case finish, we tried out something new with the sandblasted titanium case. This finish makes for more of a soft silver look that almost has a similar feel to our gunmetal titanium but with a lighter tone. We love the combination of this case with the crisp, white dial. In addition, the stark black numerals give this watch an incredibly fresh and modern feel. We decided on a natural leather strap and a nice bright copper crown to top it off. Gothic-style hands work well with these unique Arabic numerals that add some character to the dial. The movement powering this watch is a 17 jewel, screw set Autocrat from the Illinois Watch Company. Rose gold gears, brass balance wheel, and copper inlaid markings all make the inside of this watch really stand out. Originally manufactured in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois, the Autocrat movement was at the top of the line for its time. Not far away across the border in Toronto, Canada the very first successful treatment of diabetes with insulin was used. A groundbreaking medical breakthrough for the time, still being used to this day around the world.

1922

4070784

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