The Springfield 426 (47mm)
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The Springfield 426 (47mm)

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The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)
The Springfield 426 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 426 is the 426th 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 426 Unique: We are excited to showcase the Springfield 426 as today’s Watch of the day. We are captivated by the unique shape of the hexagonal second-hand indicator, accented by the steel-blued open-kite hands. We paired this movement with gold-plated hardware to highlight the lustrous gold numerals and kept the warm tones of this watch by finishing it off with a natural strap. Turn this watch over and you will see how the machine marks of our raw titanium case flow with the markings of the movement. These Geneva lines have been carefully machined across the build plates with a Rose engine lathe, carrying your eye across all the different surfaces inside this movement. Adorned with 17 screw-set jewels and stainless steel hardware throughout, as well as gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1932, the very same year that Aldous Huxley released his now famous book “A Brave New World.”

1932

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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 426 is the 426th 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 426 Unique: We are excited to showcase the Springfield 426 as today’s Watch of the day. We are captivated by the unique shape of the hexagonal second-hand indicator, accented by the steel-blued open-kite hands. We paired this movement with gold-plated hardware to highlight the lustrous gold numerals and kept the warm tones of this watch by finishing it off with a natural strap. Turn this watch over and you will see how the machine marks of our raw titanium case flow with the markings of the movement. These Geneva lines have been carefully machined across the build plates with a Rose engine lathe, carrying your eye across all the different surfaces inside this movement. Adorned with 17 screw-set jewels and stainless steel hardware throughout, as well as gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1932, the very same year that Aldous Huxley released his now famous book “A Brave New World.”

1932

5493514

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