The Springfield 392 (47mm)
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The Springfield 392 (47mm)

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The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)
The Springfield 392 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 392 is the 392nd 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 392 Unique: Today’s Watch of the Day is the Springfield 392! We are thrilled with how the details of this incredibly unique watch came together. The detailed, double-sunk dial with gold leaf accents and intricately machined lines within the center make this piece stand out. Accompanied by rounded Arabic numerals to match the full moon, blue hands, this watch has the one-of-a-kind feel that we love to accentuate. It is powered by 19 screw-set jewels that are vibrantly accented by gold-plated screws and gears. The ¾ center bridge plate complements the separate “finger” plates that help secure the escape wheels. A double roller action helps the balance wheel maintain accuracy and avoid overbanking. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1919. At the same time, not far away in Boston, a unique historical event known as the “Great Molasses Flood'' occurred, overtaking the streets of Boston with over 2.3 million gallons of molasses. Historians describe the event as waves of molasses, traveling up to 35 mph and overtaking most of the city.

1919

3528773

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: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold 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 392 is the 392nd 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 392 Unique: Today’s Watch of the Day is the Springfield 392! We are thrilled with how the details of this incredibly unique watch came together. The detailed, double-sunk dial with gold leaf accents and intricately machined lines within the center make this piece stand out. Accompanied by rounded Arabic numerals to match the full moon, blue hands, this watch has the one-of-a-kind feel that we love to accentuate. It is powered by 19 screw-set jewels that are vibrantly accented by gold-plated screws and gears. The ¾ center bridge plate complements the separate “finger” plates that help secure the escape wheels. A double roller action helps the balance wheel maintain accuracy and avoid overbanking. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1919. At the same time, not far away in Boston, a unique historical event known as the “Great Molasses Flood'' occurred, overtaking the streets of Boston with over 2.3 million gallons of molasses. Historians describe the event as waves of molasses, traveling up to 35 mph and overtaking most of the city.

1919

3528773

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