The Springfield 406 (47mm)
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The Springfield 406 (47mm)

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The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)
The Springfield 406 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 406 is the 406th 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 406 Unique: This delightfully aged dial is a stunning example of the work that The Illinois Watch Company put out. Originally made in 1922, the watch is now housed in our machined titanium case. Its double-sunk dial has been carefully machined by a Rose Engine lathe. We paired this timepiece with a natural strap and gold-plated hardware. The movement powering this watch is The Capitol, a higher-end selection from Illinois. Boasting 21 jewels and brass hardware throughout, this movement is truly breathtaking. An outward spiral pattern across the build plate allows the eye to travel across the movement and catch the rose gold gears, brass balance wheel, and double roller escapement. The Capitol movement was truly a special piece in 1922 and stands the test of time. In the same year this watch was made, the US was highly affected by the Railroad Shopmen's Strike with seven of the sixteen major railroad stations shutting down and over 400 workers going on strike to fight low wages.

1922

4154864

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

The Springfield 406 is the 406th 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 406 Unique: This delightfully aged dial is a stunning example of the work that The Illinois Watch Company put out. Originally made in 1922, the watch is now housed in our machined titanium case. Its double-sunk dial has been carefully machined by a Rose Engine lathe. We paired this timepiece with a natural strap and gold-plated hardware. The movement powering this watch is The Capitol, a higher-end selection from Illinois. Boasting 21 jewels and brass hardware throughout, this movement is truly breathtaking. An outward spiral pattern across the build plate allows the eye to travel across the movement and catch the rose gold gears, brass balance wheel, and double roller escapement. The Capitol movement was truly a special piece in 1922 and stands the test of time. In the same year this watch was made, the US was highly affected by the Railroad Shopmen's Strike with seven of the sixteen major railroad stations shutting down and over 400 workers going on strike to fight low wages.

1922

4154864

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