Watch - "The Springfield” 138 is the 138th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Springfield" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch features a water-resistant, titanium 3D printed case with a bronzed titanium finish and a knurled raw crown. The mechanics of the restored movement are visible through the Gorilla Glass crystal of the exhibition style, stainless steel back.
Case - When powdered titanium is fused together one layer at a time in the direct metal laser sintering process (metal 3D printing), the outcome is a rough surface finish due to the layers in which it printed. Vortic lightly polishes and finishes each case before the heat treating and coloring process.
This 3D printed titanium case is bronzed using a long and tedious process; bronzing titanium is an art form in itself. This deep bronze color is achieved through long hours in the heat treating kiln. This is not a paint, and will not scratch. This is chemically altered and will keep its beautiful color for life.
Movement Info - This "406" grade movement was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1917. This manually wound movement is beautifully decorated, and has a fully jeweled gear train (17 jewels).
Original Serial: 3170067
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