The Springfield 043 (45mm)
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The Springfield 043 (45mm)

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The Springfield 043 (45mm)
The Springfield 043 (45mm)
The Springfield 043 (45mm)
The Springfield 043 (45mm)
The Springfield 043 (45mm)
The Springfield 043 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 043 unique: Originally manufactured in 1926, this 12-size Illinois pocket watch has been meticulously restored and given new life as a stunning wristwatch. We love how much character this piece has — you can actually see the history in the hands and the dial — so we paired it with a bronze case and rich blue leather strap to contrast and highlight the antique centerpiece. Flip the watch over to expose the open case back, though, and you'll never guess that the movement was made almost 100 years ago. This one is truly unique!

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 Bronze
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4727722
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 043 unique: Originally manufactured in 1926, this 12-size Illinois pocket watch has been meticulously restored and given new life as a stunning wristwatch. We love how much character this piece has — you can actually see the history in the hands and the dial — so we paired it with a bronze case and rich blue leather strap to contrast and highlight the antique centerpiece. Flip the watch over to expose the open case back, though, and you'll never guess that the movement was made almost 100 years ago. This one is truly unique!

The Movement

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The Strap

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