The Springfield 401 (47mm)
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The Springfield 401 (47mm)

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The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)
The Springfield 401 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 401 is the 401st 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 401 Unique: It’s difficult to say what’s most exciting about this watch, as it has so many incredible features that make it one-of-a-kind! Since we don’t often see numbers in such a stunning color, we wanted to accentuate the blue numerals with a dark navy band and secret blue hands. Though there are obvious signs of wear and tear, this muted gold dial pairs perfectly with the machined titanium case and nickel-plated hardware to create a classic-looking timepiece. The movement inside of this watch is powered by 17 screw-set jewels and a heavily designed ¾ bridge plate. A brass balance wheel, brass hardware, and rose gold gears make this the kind of movement that begs to be shown off. Originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1922, this watch truly tells the story of a work of art that is almost 100 years old. In the same year, the British Empire officially reached the height of its rule, reigning sovereign over ¼ of the globe and one in every four people.

1922

I3999836

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: 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 401 is the 401st 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 401 Unique: It’s difficult to say what’s most exciting about this watch, as it has so many incredible features that make it one-of-a-kind! Since we don’t often see numbers in such a stunning color, we wanted to accentuate the blue numerals with a dark navy band and secret blue hands. Though there are obvious signs of wear and tear, this muted gold dial pairs perfectly with the machined titanium case and nickel-plated hardware to create a classic-looking timepiece. The movement inside of this watch is powered by 17 screw-set jewels and a heavily designed ¾ bridge plate. A brass balance wheel, brass hardware, and rose gold gears make this the kind of movement that begs to be shown off. Originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1922, this watch truly tells the story of a work of art that is almost 100 years old. In the same year, the British Empire officially reached the height of its rule, reigning sovereign over ¼ of the globe and one in every four people.

1922

I3999836

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