The Springfield 425 (47mm)
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The Springfield 425 (47mm)

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The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)
The Springfield 425 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 425 is the 425th 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 425 Unique: Today we bring you this fantastic timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 425. We really enjoy the contrast of the different tones of this gold-colored dial to the dark black strap, matching our gold-plated crown. These dark numerals and complimenting minute indicators around the outer edge stand out nicely on the soft feel of the double-sunk dial. Our machined titanium case adds to the classy feel of this watch, sure to grab the attention of anyone who sees it. The details on the inside of this movement are absolutely stunning, showing off the true craftsmanship of the era. Intricately machined all throughout the bridge plate to display this radial outward pattern, accented by 17 screw-set jewels. Rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel can be seen hiding beneath the bridge plate, as well as the Autocrat badge, one of Illinois high-end timepieces. This watch was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1923. This was the same year that the very first 24 hours of Lemans took place in France, won by André Lagache and René Léonard.

1923

4462585

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 425 is the 425th 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 425 Unique: Today we bring you this fantastic timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 425. We really enjoy the contrast of the different tones of this gold-colored dial to the dark black strap, matching our gold-plated crown. These dark numerals and complimenting minute indicators around the outer edge stand out nicely on the soft feel of the double-sunk dial. Our machined titanium case adds to the classy feel of this watch, sure to grab the attention of anyone who sees it. The details on the inside of this movement are absolutely stunning, showing off the true craftsmanship of the era. Intricately machined all throughout the bridge plate to display this radial outward pattern, accented by 17 screw-set jewels. Rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel can be seen hiding beneath the bridge plate, as well as the Autocrat badge, one of Illinois high-end timepieces. This watch was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1923. This was the same year that the very first 24 hours of Lemans took place in France, won by André Lagache and René Léonard.

1923

4462585

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