The Springfield 581 (47mm)
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The Springfield 581 (47mm)

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The Springfield 581 (47mm)
The Springfield 581 (47mm)
The Springfield 581 (47mm)
The Springfield 581 (47mm)
The Springfield 581 (47mm)
The Springfield 581 (47mm)
The Springfield 581 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 581 unique:
Introducing the Springfield 581, a stunning wristwatch conversion featuring a 1926 Illinois Watch Company pocket watch. The 23-jewel movement within this timepiece, originally referred to as a part of “The Lifetime Series”, rotates striking blue hands around a luxurious hand-engraved dial. We’ve accented this distinguished piece with our gilded titanium case, knurled nickel crown, and classic black leather strap. This truly is a majestic release from Vortic’s American Artisan Series. 

This watch is part of a special release because this movement takes the term “rare” to an entirely new level. Not only is it marked “The Lifetime Series,” something we’ve not seen before, but it was also already one of the rarest 12size movements the Illinois Watch Company produced as it’s marked “adjusted to 6 positions” which was a quality assurance measure typically only seen on the high-end Railroad Grade mechanisms. It also features 23 jewels, which by itself is something not typically seen in these smaller pocket watches. Our watchmakers ran out of ways to explain why this one is so special, and they’ve seen it all!

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

Also known as American Watch Company and American Waltham Watch Company, Waltham was one of the leaders in attempting an entirely new concept, machines making machines. Prior to this, a watchmaker would hand-make each part of a movement one-at-a-time. Operating from 1851-1957, Waltham called its product the "Scientific Watch." Waltham's innovative, precise machining techniques made parts interchangeable, and their early version of the assembly line made high-quality watches efficient to produce. Legend has it that Henry Ford drew inspiration for his assembly line production from a visit to Waltham's factory. Located on the bank of the Charles River in "Watch City" (Waltham), Massachusetts, the factory has since been converted to apartment lofts.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Bronzed Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4759519
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 23 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 581 unique:
Introducing the Springfield 581, a stunning wristwatch conversion featuring a 1926 Illinois Watch Company pocket watch. The 23-jewel movement within this timepiece, originally referred to as a part of “The Lifetime Series”, rotates striking blue hands around a luxurious hand-engraved dial. We’ve accented this distinguished piece with our gilded titanium case, knurled nickel crown, and classic black leather strap. This truly is a majestic release from Vortic’s American Artisan Series. 

This watch is part of a special release because this movement takes the term “rare” to an entirely new level. Not only is it marked “The Lifetime Series,” something we’ve not seen before, but it was also already one of the rarest 12size movements the Illinois Watch Company produced as it’s marked “adjusted to 6 positions” which was a quality assurance measure typically only seen on the high-end Railroad Grade mechanisms. It also features 23 jewels, which by itself is something not typically seen in these smaller pocket watches. Our watchmakers ran out of ways to explain why this one is so special, and they’ve seen it all!

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