The Springfield 409 (47mm)
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The Springfield 409 (47mm)

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The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)
The Springfield 409 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 409 is the 409th 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 409 Unique: The rustic look of this aged Illinois dial blends perfectly with our black, diamond-like-coating titanium case. We continued the dark motif with a black strap and accented the rest of the watch with copper crown and hardware. We love to wonder how a watch like this gathers so much wear and tear over its lifetime, and take great pleasure in displaying these unique qualities. The movement inside this watch is none other than the Time King from Illinois. This was one of the most high-end trim packages for a watch of its time, which boasts 21 screw-set jewels and brass hardware. Rose gold gears, a brass balance wheel, double roller escapement, and gorgeously machined Geneva lines all come together to create the unbelievable movement you see here. This watch was originally manufactured in 1926, a time when new technological advancements were being made at light-speed. Air travel was no exception to this boom. US Congress saw the unstoppable growth happening and passed the Air Commerce Act, licensing commercial airplanes and the pilots who would be flying them.

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

The Springfield 409 is the 409th 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 409 Unique: The rustic look of this aged Illinois dial blends perfectly with our black, diamond-like-coating titanium case. We continued the dark motif with a black strap and accented the rest of the watch with copper crown and hardware. We love to wonder how a watch like this gathers so much wear and tear over its lifetime, and take great pleasure in displaying these unique qualities. The movement inside this watch is none other than the Time King from Illinois. This was one of the most high-end trim packages for a watch of its time, which boasts 21 screw-set jewels and brass hardware. Rose gold gears, a brass balance wheel, double roller escapement, and gorgeously machined Geneva lines all come together to create the unbelievable movement you see here. This watch was originally manufactured in 1926, a time when new technological advancements were being made at light-speed. Air travel was no exception to this boom. US Congress saw the unstoppable growth happening and passed the Air Commerce Act, licensing commercial airplanes and the pilots who would be flying them.

1926

4798247

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