The Springfield 427 (47mm)
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The Springfield 427 (47mm)

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The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)
The Springfield 427 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Springfield 427 is the 427th 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 427 Unique: We happily present for today’s Watch of the Day our spectacular Springfield 427. Right away we are drawn in by this stunning gunmetal titanium case and stone strap, a wonderful way to show off this soft white dial and bold open-kite hands. The ornate details on the inside of the dial complement the look of these unique Arabic numerals. A bright nickel crown and stainless steel hardware complete the look and give a modern feel to this amazing antique. The movement of this watch begs to be shown off, with these fantastic Geneva lines that have been carefully machined into the entire build plate, creating a cohesive visual display. Hiding beneath we are treated to rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel featuring double-roller escapement. This watch features 21 beautiful jewels, screw-set with stainless steel hardware. The simplicity and class of this watch truly makes it stand out from others like it. Originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1927, the same year that Pan American Airlines was founded. Pan Am was known as the standard of luxury and class among international travel for the time, and we hope that this watch will continue to represent a high standard of luxury for years to come.

1927

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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: Gunmetal 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: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Springfield 427 is the 427th 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 427 Unique: We happily present for today’s Watch of the Day our spectacular Springfield 427. Right away we are drawn in by this stunning gunmetal titanium case and stone strap, a wonderful way to show off this soft white dial and bold open-kite hands. The ornate details on the inside of the dial complement the look of these unique Arabic numerals. A bright nickel crown and stainless steel hardware complete the look and give a modern feel to this amazing antique. The movement of this watch begs to be shown off, with these fantastic Geneva lines that have been carefully machined into the entire build plate, creating a cohesive visual display. Hiding beneath we are treated to rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel featuring double-roller escapement. This watch features 21 beautiful jewels, screw-set with stainless steel hardware. The simplicity and class of this watch truly makes it stand out from others like it. Originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1927, the same year that Pan American Airlines was founded. Pan Am was known as the standard of luxury and class among international travel for the time, and we hope that this watch will continue to represent a high standard of luxury for years to come.

1927

4879336

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