The Springfield 418 (47mm)
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The Springfield 418 (47mm)

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The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)
The Springfield 418 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 418 is the 418th 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 418 Unique: Today we welcome this fantastic timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 418. We absolutely love the dial on this watch with an intricately designed pattern around the center, accented beautifully by gothic blue steel hands. The sandblasted titanium case brings a soft touch to the feel of this watch, letting the finer details shine through. We topped it off with our nickel-plated knurled crown and a dark coal strap to contrast the bright look of the face, giving this watch a truly classic look. This movement is powered by 19 spectacular jewels turning the rose gold gears beneath. This classic bridge design brings focus to the escapement wheels with these separate smaller finger bridge elements, accentuating the curvature of the watch. Geneva lines all across the build plate have been carefully machined to bring visual interest along with brass hardware and balance wheel. A truly special watch that has stood the test of time and continues to impress us all these years later. This movement was originally manufactured in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois by the Illinois Watch Company. In this same year, Leonard Thompson became the very first person to use insulin to help treat his diabetes.

1922

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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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel 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: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 418 is the 418th 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 418 Unique: Today we welcome this fantastic timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 418. We absolutely love the dial on this watch with an intricately designed pattern around the center, accented beautifully by gothic blue steel hands. The sandblasted titanium case brings a soft touch to the feel of this watch, letting the finer details shine through. We topped it off with our nickel-plated knurled crown and a dark coal strap to contrast the bright look of the face, giving this watch a truly classic look. This movement is powered by 19 spectacular jewels turning the rose gold gears beneath. This classic bridge design brings focus to the escapement wheels with these separate smaller finger bridge elements, accentuating the curvature of the watch. Geneva lines all across the build plate have been carefully machined to bring visual interest along with brass hardware and balance wheel. A truly special watch that has stood the test of time and continues to impress us all these years later. This movement was originally manufactured in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois by the Illinois Watch Company. In this same year, Leonard Thompson became the very first person to use insulin to help treat his diabetes.

1922

4091441

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