The Springfield 419 (46mm)

The Springfield 419 (46mm)

The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)
The Springfield 419 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch made by Illinois Watch Company. We call this model "The Springfield" because the company was located in Springfield, Illinois.

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

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Case Style:This case has been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. The case is intentionally left unpolished so the intricate tool marks made during the milling process remain visible. Titanium is the ultimate material for strength to weight ratio. Titanium has a darker look than steel, and due to its low thermal conductivity, feels warm to the touch. These characteristics create an enduring, highly wearable, distinctive piece.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number from the Illinois Watch Company. 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 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19j
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio

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

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