The Springfield 419 (47mm)
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The Springfield 419 (47mm)

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The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)
The Springfield 419 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 419 is the 419th 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 419 Unique: Today we bring you Springfield 419, a beautiful timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. This ornate dial stands out with this delicate design work in the center, as well as a perfect amount of character and wear around the edge displaying the age of this watch. This watch was originally produced back in 1922, and we can only imagine the different stories it has told and all of the watchmakers and owners that have left their mark on it over the years. These dark-blued steel hands combined with the incredibly bold numerals bring a nice amount of contrast to our machined titanium case and nickel-plated crown. We finished everything off with our natural strap, giving a soft touch to the overall look and design. The movement powering this watch begs to be shown off, which is why we make sure that all of our case backs allow a view into the inner workings of the movement. This ¾ build plate has been carefully machined and inlaid with copper, adding to the precious metal spread all throughout the inside of this watch. Also in 1922, the USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.

1922

4105664

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: 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 419 is the 419th 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 419 Unique: Today we bring you Springfield 419, a beautiful timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. This ornate dial stands out with this delicate design work in the center, as well as a perfect amount of character and wear around the edge displaying the age of this watch. This watch was originally produced back in 1922, and we can only imagine the different stories it has told and all of the watchmakers and owners that have left their mark on it over the years. These dark-blued steel hands combined with the incredibly bold numerals bring a nice amount of contrast to our machined titanium case and nickel-plated crown. We finished everything off with our natural strap, giving a soft touch to the overall look and design. The movement powering this watch begs to be shown off, which is why we make sure that all of our case backs allow a view into the inner workings of the movement. This ¾ build plate has been carefully machined and inlaid with copper, adding to the precious metal spread all throughout the inside of this watch. Also in 1922, the USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.

1922

4105664

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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