The Springfield 390 (47mm)
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The Springfield 390 (47mm)

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The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)
The Springfield 390 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 390 is the 390th 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.

Today’s Watch of the Day is the Springfield 390! This watch boasts a decorated and ornate silver dial that blends perfectly with our gunmetal titanium case. Its elegance is easy to see, with the unique design features on the dial, the blue steel hands, and unusual dark, black numerals. We capped it off with a nickel-plated crown and stone straps. We were lucky enough to be able to bring yet another beautiful Autocrat movement into this watch and continue to marvel at just how great these movements look. This movement was the top-tier model from the Illinois watch company at the time. A machined circular pattern on the center bridge plate extends out into a sunburst and continually draws your eye to the different design elements of this watch. Rose gold gears, silver hardware, and a brass balance wheel with double roller escapement dawn this movement. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1926 by the Illinois watch company. In November of this same year, the United States officially established the numbered highway system, including the world-famous Route 66.

1926

4745897

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: 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 390 is the 390th 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.

Today’s Watch of the Day is the Springfield 390! This watch boasts a decorated and ornate silver dial that blends perfectly with our gunmetal titanium case. Its elegance is easy to see, with the unique design features on the dial, the blue steel hands, and unusual dark, black numerals. We capped it off with a nickel-plated crown and stone straps. We were lucky enough to be able to bring yet another beautiful Autocrat movement into this watch and continue to marvel at just how great these movements look. This movement was the top-tier model from the Illinois watch company at the time. A machined circular pattern on the center bridge plate extends out into a sunburst and continually draws your eye to the different design elements of this watch. Rose gold gears, silver hardware, and a brass balance wheel with double roller escapement dawn this movement. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1926 by the Illinois watch company. In November of this same year, the United States officially established the numbered highway system, including the world-famous Route 66.

1926

4745897

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