The Springfield 416 (47mm)
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The Springfield 416 (47mm)

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The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)
The Springfield 416 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 416 is the 416th 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 416 Unique: Today we bring you the Springfield 416, and could not be happier with how the look of this watch came together. The patina on this amazing bronze case pairs so well with the aged look of this dial, and topped off with a wonderful copper crown that will continue to age with the rest of this watch over time. These dark Arabic numerals and full-moon blued steel hands contrast well from the dial and give the watch a very eye-catching appeal. Our moss strap carries through the tones of the case well and really completes the look of this beautiful work of art. When you turn the watch over you reveal a magnificent movement underneath, with bold Geneva lines across the entirety of the build plates. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance keep powering on, assisted by 17 screw-set jewels as well as double roller escapement. This watch is the perfect example of a timeless piece of American history, continuing its life almost 100 years later. Originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1923. Each element of this watch was machined by hand, but hundreds of skilled craftsmen piece by piece. In this same year, the tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter in Lower Egypt. The clearing and record keeping of the tomb continued on until 1932.

1923

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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 Bronze
  • 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 416 is the 416th 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 416 Unique: Today we bring you the Springfield 416, and could not be happier with how the look of this watch came together. The patina on this amazing bronze case pairs so well with the aged look of this dial, and topped off with a wonderful copper crown that will continue to age with the rest of this watch over time. These dark Arabic numerals and full-moon blued steel hands contrast well from the dial and give the watch a very eye-catching appeal. Our moss strap carries through the tones of the case well and really completes the look of this beautiful work of art. When you turn the watch over you reveal a magnificent movement underneath, with bold Geneva lines across the entirety of the build plates. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance keep powering on, assisted by 17 screw-set jewels as well as double roller escapement. This watch is the perfect example of a timeless piece of American history, continuing its life almost 100 years later. Originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1923. Each element of this watch was machined by hand, but hundreds of skilled craftsmen piece by piece. In this same year, the tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter in Lower Egypt. The clearing and record keeping of the tomb continued on until 1932.

1923

4181812

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