The Springfield 402 (47mm)
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The Springfield 402 (47mm)

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The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)
The Springfield 402 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 402 is the 402nd 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 402 Unique: The textured pattern on this dial is a Guilloche technique, made by a Rose Engine lathe. This pattern is something we’re used to seeing from a variety of other companies making watches around the same time but is not something we expect to see from Illinois very often. A true conversation piece, this dial features off-balance, mid-century numerals in soft tones. We added full moon hands for a touch of flair, a classic gunmetal titanium case, a natural band, and a copper crown to subtly accent the wonderful textures and tones of the dial itself. The movement on this spectacular Illinois has also been meticulously machined with flashy Geneva lines and dressed up with rose gold gears. Stainless steel hardware and 17 screw-set jewels keep your attention on the inner workings of this timepiece. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1921. In the same year, journalist Edward W. Scripps founded the Science Service, a program that helped encourage education in the sciences, as well as the creation of publications that focused on news and advancements in science. The program later changed its name to the Society for Science and the Public.

1921

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

The Springfield 402 is the 402nd 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 402 Unique: The textured pattern on this dial is a Guilloche technique, made by a Rose Engine lathe. This pattern is something we’re used to seeing from a variety of other companies making watches around the same time but is not something we expect to see from Illinois very often. A true conversation piece, this dial features off-balance, mid-century numerals in soft tones. We added full moon hands for a touch of flair, a classic gunmetal titanium case, a natural band, and a copper crown to subtly accent the wonderful textures and tones of the dial itself. The movement on this spectacular Illinois has also been meticulously machined with flashy Geneva lines and dressed up with rose gold gears. Stainless steel hardware and 17 screw-set jewels keep your attention on the inner workings of this timepiece. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1921. In the same year, journalist Edward W. Scripps founded the Science Service, a program that helped encourage education in the sciences, as well as the creation of publications that focused on news and advancements in science. The program later changed its name to the Society for Science and the Public.

1921

3925128

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