The Springfield 025 (45mm)
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The Springfield 025 (45mm)

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The Springfield 025 (45mm)
The Springfield 025 (45mm)
The Springfield 025 (45mm)
The Springfield 025 (45mm)
The Springfield 025 (45mm)
The Springfield 025 (45mm)
The Springfield 025 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 025 unique: Built in 1927, this piece of American history was produced the same year Hall of Famer Babe Ruth slugged his way to 60 home runs in a single season, becoming the first American baseball player to do so. Ruth's 60th homerun ball is on display at Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore for all to see.

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: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4897346
  • Manufacture Year: 1927
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 025 unique: Built in 1927, this piece of American history was produced the same year Hall of Famer Babe Ruth slugged his way to 60 home runs in a single season, becoming the first American baseball player to do so. Ruth's 60th homerun ball is on display at Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore for all to see.

The Movement

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The Strap

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