The Springfield 558 (47mm)
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The Springfield 558 (47mm)

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The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)
The Springfield 558 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 558 unique: We’re excited to feature this remarkable watch of the day — the Springfield 558. Our one-of-a-kind wristwatch boasts a stunning pocket watch that was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1926. The antique pocket watch has a tannish green dial with bold black numerals and an elegant center design. You can also see its helpful subdial as well as blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. We matched this breathtaking pocket watch with our Gilded Titanium case and a nickel-plated crown, adding even more charm and style. Our Gilded Titanium case comes with a transparent back, revealing the pocket watch’s historic 406-grade open-face movement with notable components, including its double roller safety action and 19 jewels, as well as gold-plated gears. The watch’s movement also features a center bridge plate, Going barrel, nickel finish, and pendant setting. To tie the piece together, we equipped it with our comfortable, artisan-designed Cordovan Black leather watch strap.

The Illinois Watch Company initially released this splendid pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1926 — the same year that the legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley died at age 66. Oakley made a name for herself as the star of Buffalo’s Bill’s Wild West show, where she accomplished impressive marksman feats such as shooting dimes and playing cards out the air. As part of the show, she would even shoot cigars that her husband, Frank E. Butler, held between his teeth. Oakley solidified her place in western history by being the subject matter of the musical Annie Get Your Gun. Today, those interested in seeing Oakley’s impressive sharpshooting skills can view Thomas Edison’s early silent short film starring Oakley, The Little Sure Shot of the Wild West.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4733795
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 558 unique: We’re excited to feature this remarkable watch of the day — the Springfield 558. Our one-of-a-kind wristwatch boasts a stunning pocket watch that was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1926. The antique pocket watch has a tannish green dial with bold black numerals and an elegant center design. You can also see its helpful subdial as well as blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. We matched this breathtaking pocket watch with our Gilded Titanium case and a nickel-plated crown, adding even more charm and style. Our Gilded Titanium case comes with a transparent back, revealing the pocket watch’s historic 406-grade open-face movement with notable components, including its double roller safety action and 19 jewels, as well as gold-plated gears. The watch’s movement also features a center bridge plate, Going barrel, nickel finish, and pendant setting. To tie the piece together, we equipped it with our comfortable, artisan-designed Cordovan Black leather watch strap.

The Illinois Watch Company initially released this splendid pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1926 — the same year that the legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley died at age 66. Oakley made a name for herself as the star of Buffalo’s Bill’s Wild West show, where she accomplished impressive marksman feats such as shooting dimes and playing cards out the air. As part of the show, she would even shoot cigars that her husband, Frank E. Butler, held between his teeth. Oakley solidified her place in western history by being the subject matter of the musical Annie Get Your Gun. Today, those interested in seeing Oakley’s impressive sharpshooting skills can view Thomas Edison’s early silent short film starring Oakley, The Little Sure Shot of the Wild West.

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