The Springfield 423 (47mm)
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The Springfield 423 (47mm)

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The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)
The Springfield 423 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 423 is the 423rd 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 423 Unique: We are happy to welcome you to the magnificent Springfield 423 for today’s Watch of the Day. Right away we were drawn to this movement with its wonderful radial sunburst style pattern on the dial. The worn numerals add to the intrigue of this watch, along with the single sunk second indicator from which the dial pattern bursts out. We went with our machined titanium case to blend well with the face and accented it with our gold-plated crown and hardware. The crimson strap ties everything together nicely, to give this watch a true turn-of-the-century feel. We couldn't imagine a more perfect movement to complete this watch than the Autocrat grade 17 jewel watch. The radial pattern continues on the inside, carefully machined throughout the build plate. The copper inlaid text stands out against the nickel main plate, while underneath we find a very unique amount of wear and tear that truly helps tell the story of this watch. This watch was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1919. This is also the first year of prohibition being ratified, outlawing the production of alcohol within the United States.

1919

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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 Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold 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: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 423 is the 423rd 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 423 Unique: We are happy to welcome you to the magnificent Springfield 423 for today’s Watch of the Day. Right away we were drawn to this movement with its wonderful radial sunburst style pattern on the dial. The worn numerals add to the intrigue of this watch, along with the single sunk second indicator from which the dial pattern bursts out. We went with our machined titanium case to blend well with the face and accented it with our gold-plated crown and hardware. The crimson strap ties everything together nicely, to give this watch a true turn-of-the-century feel. We couldn't imagine a more perfect movement to complete this watch than the Autocrat grade 17 jewel watch. The radial pattern continues on the inside, carefully machined throughout the build plate. The copper inlaid text stands out against the nickel main plate, while underneath we find a very unique amount of wear and tear that truly helps tell the story of this watch. This watch was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1919. This is also the first year of prohibition being ratified, outlawing the production of alcohol within the United States.

1919

3461898

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