The Springfield 578 (47mm)
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The Springfield 578 (47mm)

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The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)
The Springfield 578 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 578 unique: Today we are pleased to present to you this incredible watch from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 578. This 17-jewel pocket watch conversion is a perfect example of the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into each of our products. The bronzed-titanium case of this watch is a stunning feature that gives the piece a vintage look. The copper crown is a classic touch that adds to the overall aesthetic of the watch along with the black leather strap that makes for a comfortable feel and adds a modern touch to the piece. Finally, the rosegold-plated gears are a beautiful addition that gives the watch a luxurious feel. As we turn this watch over to view the movement through the exhibition back, we are pleasantly surprised by the copper inlay elements that are featured throughout this Autocrat movement. With its timeless design and luxurious feel, This watch is sure to stand the test of time.

This watch was originally produced in 1924 by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. In this same year, the Ford Motor Company revolutionized the manufacturing industry by introducing the first assembly line. This assembly line allowed for the mass production of cars, which drastically reduced the amount of time and labor required to build a car. This new manufacturing process allowed for the production of cars at a much faster rate and at a much lower cost. The assembly line also allowed for the production of cars with improved quality and safety. The introduction of the assembly line drastically changed the way cars were produced and allowed for the production of cars on a much larger scale. The Ford Motor Company's assembly line is still in use today and has had a lasting impact on the automotive industry.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3913587
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 578 unique: Today we are pleased to present to you this incredible watch from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 578. This 17-jewel pocket watch conversion is a perfect example of the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into each of our products. The bronzed-titanium case of this watch is a stunning feature that gives the piece a vintage look. The copper crown is a classic touch that adds to the overall aesthetic of the watch along with the black leather strap that makes for a comfortable feel and adds a modern touch to the piece. Finally, the rosegold-plated gears are a beautiful addition that gives the watch a luxurious feel. As we turn this watch over to view the movement through the exhibition back, we are pleasantly surprised by the copper inlay elements that are featured throughout this Autocrat movement. With its timeless design and luxurious feel, This watch is sure to stand the test of time.

This watch was originally produced in 1924 by the Illinois Watch Company in Springfield, Illinois. In this same year, the Ford Motor Company revolutionized the manufacturing industry by introducing the first assembly line. This assembly line allowed for the mass production of cars, which drastically reduced the amount of time and labor required to build a car. This new manufacturing process allowed for the production of cars at a much faster rate and at a much lower cost. The assembly line also allowed for the production of cars with improved quality and safety. The introduction of the assembly line drastically changed the way cars were produced and allowed for the production of cars on a much larger scale. The Ford Motor Company's assembly line is still in use today and has had a lasting impact on the automotive industry.

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