The Springfield 394 (46mm)

The Springfield 394 (46mm)

The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)
The Springfield 394 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch made by Illinois Watch Company. We call this model "The Springfield" because the company was located in Springfield, Illinois.

The Springfield 394 is the 394th 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 394 Unique: This 1927 timepiece, originally from the Illinois Watch Company, is the perfect mix of rustic and luxury. We love its bold, golden numerals so we had to accent them with our gold-plated crown and hardware. The double-sunk dial features a unique, ornate pattern and the perfect amount of wear and tear. The dial, which shows the years of service this watch has been through, is going to be the perfect conversation starter. We completed the details of this stunner with brilliant blue, kite-shaped hands and a machined titanium case. There is something truly special about older dials that manage to showcase their age while still holding a magnificent shine. The movement of this watch has some showing off to do of its own. Dramatic Geneva lines across the entire, ¾ build plate, a double roller escapement, brass balance wheel, and gold-plated gears help it do just that. This movement boasts 17 screw-set jewels and stainless steel hardware. On December 2 of the same year this watch was produced, The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A Automobile, 19 years after the debut of the Model T.

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Case Style:This case has been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. The case is intentionally left unpolished so the intricate tool marks made during the milling process remain visible. Titanium is the ultimate material for strength to weight ratio. Titanium has a darker look than steel, and due to its low thermal conductivity, feels warm to the touch. These characteristics create an enduring, highly wearable, distinctive piece.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number from the Illinois Watch Company. 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 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17j
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio

The Springfield 394 is the 394th 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 394 Unique: This 1927 timepiece, originally from the Illinois Watch Company, is the perfect mix of rustic and luxury. We love its bold, golden numerals so we had to accent them with our gold-plated crown and hardware. The double-sunk dial features a unique, ornate pattern and the perfect amount of wear and tear. The dial, which shows the years of service this watch has been through, is going to be the perfect conversation starter. We completed the details of this stunner with brilliant blue, kite-shaped hands and a machined titanium case. There is something truly special about older dials that manage to showcase their age while still holding a magnificent shine. The movement of this watch has some showing off to do of its own. Dramatic Geneva lines across the entire, ¾ build plate, a double roller escapement, brass balance wheel, and gold-plated gears help it do just that. This movement boasts 17 screw-set jewels and stainless steel hardware. On December 2 of the same year this watch was produced, The Ford Motor Company unveiled the Model A Automobile, 19 years after the debut of the Model T.

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