The Springfield 400 (47mm)
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The Springfield 400 (47mm)

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The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)
The Springfield 400 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 400 is the 400th 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 400 Unique: Today we are very pleased to present this fantastic hunting style watch, the Springfield 400. We love the look of this dial with its crisp and clean features, as well as the red minute indicators around the outer edge. The large open-kite hands stand out from the bright white face, and pair well with our black DLC case. A gold-plated crown and black cordovan strap complete the look, making this watch ready for any occasion. We are so excited to show off this stunning movement, with this dual-color pattern all throughout. 17 screw-set jewels adorn this watch, while the second and third escapement wheels feature their own “finger” bridges, set aside from the main bridge. Intricate machining all across the build plate brings visual interest, showing off the craftsmanship of the era. Originally manufactured in 1918 by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. This is also the first year that time zones were established in the United States. The use of Daylight Savings time was also approved at the same time, although it is not required by all states as Hawaii and Arizona do not observe it.

1918

3337591

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

The Springfield 400 is the 400th 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 400 Unique: Today we are very pleased to present this fantastic hunting style watch, the Springfield 400. We love the look of this dial with its crisp and clean features, as well as the red minute indicators around the outer edge. The large open-kite hands stand out from the bright white face, and pair well with our black DLC case. A gold-plated crown and black cordovan strap complete the look, making this watch ready for any occasion. We are so excited to show off this stunning movement, with this dual-color pattern all throughout. 17 screw-set jewels adorn this watch, while the second and third escapement wheels feature their own “finger” bridges, set aside from the main bridge. Intricate machining all across the build plate brings visual interest, showing off the craftsmanship of the era. Originally manufactured in 1918 by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. This is also the first year that time zones were established in the United States. The use of Daylight Savings time was also approved at the same time, although it is not required by all states as Hawaii and Arizona do not observe it.

1918

3337591

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