The Springfield 408 (47mm)
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The Springfield 408 (47mm)

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The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)
The Springfield 408 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 408 is the 408th 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 408 Unique: We are enamored with the color throughout this timepiece, which gives the impression of aged leather with its orange tones. We love working with watches like this, as the dials tell a story of the lives they lived before they ended up in our hands. To create contrast within the dial, we paired its thick, dark numerals with a pair of open kite hands before finishing it off with a tobacco strap and copper hardware. The movement behind this spectacular watch is highly decorated with Geneva lines and rose gold gears. This grade 405 movement from Illinois watch company is powered by 17 screw-set jewels and features double roller escapement on the brass balance. It was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1926, the same year that A.A. Milne published Winnie-the-Pooh.

1926

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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: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • 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 408 is the 408th 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 408 Unique: We are enamored with the color throughout this timepiece, which gives the impression of aged leather with its orange tones. We love working with watches like this, as the dials tell a story of the lives they lived before they ended up in our hands. To create contrast within the dial, we paired its thick, dark numerals with a pair of open kite hands before finishing it off with a tobacco strap and copper hardware. The movement behind this spectacular watch is highly decorated with Geneva lines and rose gold gears. This grade 405 movement from Illinois watch company is powered by 17 screw-set jewels and features double roller escapement on the brass balance. It was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1926, the same year that A.A. Milne published Winnie-the-Pooh.

1926

4829930

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