The Springfield 417 (47mm)
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The Springfield 417 (47mm)

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The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)
The Springfield 417 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 417 is the 417th 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 417 Unique: We are pleased to bring you the magnificent Springfield 417 for today’s Watch of the Day. This watch has the perfect vintage modern combination with this incredibly ornate and unique dial paired with our gorgeous machined titanium case. This double sunk dial is decorated carefully around the inside ring with this textured pattern to bring interest from the dark numerals. These clean, bold gothic hands pop nicely, contrasting from the soft tones of the face. Copper crown and hardware adds a little flare, as well as our Yukon band staying in theme with these soft details throughout. The movement steals the show upon turning the watch over, revealing this immaculate Sterling grade timepiece. 17 screw-set jewels with brass hardware bring contrast to this highly decorated build plate, with rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel coming through from underneath. This watch is truly a sight to behold and we can’t wait to share it with you! This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1925 by the Illinois Watch Company. In March of this same year, Illinois was affected by the Tri-State tornado that also ravaged parts of Missouri and Indiana, killing 695 people.

1925

4547739

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: 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 417 is the 417th 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 417 Unique: We are pleased to bring you the magnificent Springfield 417 for today’s Watch of the Day. This watch has the perfect vintage modern combination with this incredibly ornate and unique dial paired with our gorgeous machined titanium case. This double sunk dial is decorated carefully around the inside ring with this textured pattern to bring interest from the dark numerals. These clean, bold gothic hands pop nicely, contrasting from the soft tones of the face. Copper crown and hardware adds a little flare, as well as our Yukon band staying in theme with these soft details throughout. The movement steals the show upon turning the watch over, revealing this immaculate Sterling grade timepiece. 17 screw-set jewels with brass hardware bring contrast to this highly decorated build plate, with rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel coming through from underneath. This watch is truly a sight to behold and we can’t wait to share it with you! This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1925 by the Illinois Watch Company. In March of this same year, Illinois was affected by the Tri-State tornado that also ravaged parts of Missouri and Indiana, killing 695 people.

1925

4547739

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