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As of the time of sending this email, we have FOUR watches in stock! That's the most inventory we've had in over a year! Check out today's watch and the other three available below.

 

Click the images of the watches to learn more about them.  Make sure to check the website at 12 PM Mountain Time for the Watch of the Day! They sell quickly. Keep your eyes out for the perfect watch for you!

 

Today we bring you the Springfield 416, and could not be happier with how the look of this watch came together. The patina on this amazing bronze case pairs so well with the aged look of this dial, and topped off with a wonderful copper crown that will continue to age with the rest of this watch over time. These dark Arabic numerals and full-moon blued steel hands contrast well from the dial and give the watch a very eye-catching appeal. Our moss strap carries through the tones of the case well and really completes the look of this beautiful work of art.

When you turn the watch over you reveal a magnificent movement underneath, with bold Geneva lines across the entirety of the build plates. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance keep powering on, assisted by 17 screw-set jewels as well as double roller escapement. This watch is the perfect example of a timeless piece of American history, continuing its life almost 100 years later. Originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1923. Each element of this watch was machined by hand, but hundreds of skilled craftsmen piece by piece. In this same year, the tomb of King Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter in Lower Egypt. The clearing and record keeping of the tomb continued on until 1932.

 

Here we bring you the ever so glamorous Boston 402. This brilliant double sunk dial with gold-colored accents is reminiscent of a gold record album, with intricate circular detail. The bright gold numerals add to the flare, and we continued the theme with gold-plated crown and hardware as well. Our machined titanium case balances out the color palette, while the contrast of the dark moss strap ties everything together nicely.

We love how the entire build plate of this movement has been delicately demaskeened to show off the different layers of moving parts within this watch. Gold plated gears and a brass balance wheel peer through the gaps in the build plate, turning on 17 friction-set jewels. This beautiful timepiece was originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company in 1924 in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Waltham was founded in 1849 by Aaron Lufkin Dennison, who had been making watches for Currier & Trott in Boston at the time. He left to start Waltham with the help of Edward Howard. They produced about 40 million watches, clocks, speedometers, compasses, time-delay fuses, and other precision instruments between 1850 and 1957. They also gained notoriety for the Dennison Gauge, used to accurately measure the different parts of watches, which eventually became the US Standard tool for measurement.

 

We are so excited to present this amazing watch from the Hamilton Watch Company, originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1924. Our machined titanium case brings attention to this amazing dial, accented by gold-colored numerals as well as this ornate design around the inside of the face. A copper crown and hardware add to the visual intrigue of this gorgeous watch, as well as these spectacular plum-colored hands to go along with our merlot strap.

This 912 movement from Hamilton displays subtle Geneva lines on the build plate, while these brilliant gold-plated gears shine through to reveal the inner workings beneath. 17 screw set jewels, stainless steel hardware all across the build plate, and a Reed regulator all help to enhance the look of this amazing timepiece. In the same year that this watch was manufactured, eight U.S. Army Air Service pilots left Seattle in four airplanes and completed the first circumnavigation of Earth from the air. The journey took 175 days and 74 separate stops, covering around 27,550 total miles.

 
 

This gorgeous, rustic piece from the Illinois Watch Company is called The Springfield 415. We love the age of the dial and ponder about the many stories and hands that touched this watch for almost 100 years. Carefully decorated by vertical lines across the entirety of the dial and lightly accented by these worn numerals, this watch will truly be a head-turner on your wrist. We contrasted this look with a fantastic machined titanium case and topped it off with a nickel-plated crown and hardware. Our marsh green band ties the whole piece together nicely and helps carry the green motif.

The movement inside of this watch is almost unrecognizable from the face, with an impeccably clean and flashy dial, embellished with carefully machined Geneva lines all across the entirety of the build plates. The two smaller finger bridges hold onto the third and fourth escapement wheels, plated in rose-gold. Double roller escapement helps keep this watch running smoothly all these years later. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1924. Not far away in Chicago, in April of the same year, Al Capone’s brother Frank Capone was fatally gunned down by the Chicago Police.

 

We have the pleasure of presenting yet another fantastic timepiece from the Hamilton Watch Company, The Lancaster 091. We love the intricate design on this double sunk dial, accented by these amazing antique spade hands. We contrasted this crisp white dial with our black DLC titanium case, bringing out the bold numerals and minute indicators. We went with an olive band to continue some of the dark design elements and topped it off with a nickel-plated crown and hardware.

The movement is decorated with a signature design of subtle Geneva lines all across the ¾ bridge plate, as well as some spiral patterned accents. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance bring excitement from beneath, powered by 17 ruby jewels, screw-set with stainless steel hardware. This watch was originally produced in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the Hamilton Watch Company in 1923. In this same year, the New York Yankees won their very first World Series Title, defeating the New York Giants four games to two.

 

We welcome you to the spectacular and elegant Springfield 414, with such charm we just can’t take our eyes off of it. The gold-colored face of this dial has slowly worn off from almost 100 years of service, leaving behind a darker metal sheen shining through, leaving just the gold of the numerals to stand out. We wanted to contrast this aged dial with a very clean and vibrant machined titanium case, as well as nickel-plated crown and hardware. These open kite hands have a wonderful blued-steel finish, to match with our dark navy strap. We love the added element of intricate design on this double sunk dial, adding even more detail to this truly one-of-a-kind watch.

The movement on the inside powering this watch is worth showing off, with a wonderfully machined bridge plate featuring Geneva lines all throughout. The main bridge plate breaks off with these extra finger plates, holding the third and fourth escapement wheels. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel help to show off the 17 screw-set jewels, while the stainless steel hardware enhances the overall appearance and allows the precious metals to shine through. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois in 1924. In this same year, the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was held for the very first time in New York.


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