The Springfield 407 (47mm)
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The Springfield 407 (47mm)

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The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)
The Springfield 407 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 407 is the 407th 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 407 Unique: This incredible Penn Special is from the Illinois Watch Company. The Pennsylvania Special was a private label that Illinois made for a company out of Philadelphia and was among the top-of-the-line movements during this time. This particular timepiece has beautiful wear and tear on the dial, which only adds to its character. It appears as though, at some point, this dial had peculiar discoloration that has since either been cleaned off or has naturally worn off. These kinds of characteristics are something we love to accentuate and hope that the story of this watch continues to be told for the generations to come. We housed this watch in our diamond-like coating, black titanium case to complement some of the dark colors on the dial, then matched the numerals with our gold-plated hardware and round crown. The finishing touch, our mojave strap, gives this watch a soft feeling. The gorgeous movement boasts 21 jewels and an incredibly intricate, multi-faceted machined pattern on the build plate. Brass hardware holds everything in place and helps accentuate the rose gold gears and brass balance. This watch was originally produced in 1924 in Springfield, Illinois. On November 4, 1924, Nellie Tayloe Ross became the very first female Governor elected in the United States, for the state of Wyoming.

1923

4483901

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

The Springfield 407 is the 407th 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 407 Unique: This incredible Penn Special is from the Illinois Watch Company. The Pennsylvania Special was a private label that Illinois made for a company out of Philadelphia and was among the top-of-the-line movements during this time. This particular timepiece has beautiful wear and tear on the dial, which only adds to its character. It appears as though, at some point, this dial had peculiar discoloration that has since either been cleaned off or has naturally worn off. These kinds of characteristics are something we love to accentuate and hope that the story of this watch continues to be told for the generations to come. We housed this watch in our diamond-like coating, black titanium case to complement some of the dark colors on the dial, then matched the numerals with our gold-plated hardware and round crown. The finishing touch, our mojave strap, gives this watch a soft feeling. The gorgeous movement boasts 21 jewels and an incredibly intricate, multi-faceted machined pattern on the build plate. Brass hardware holds everything in place and helps accentuate the rose gold gears and brass balance. This watch was originally produced in 1924 in Springfield, Illinois. On November 4, 1924, Nellie Tayloe Ross became the very first female Governor elected in the United States, for the state of Wyoming.

1923

4483901

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