The Springfield 601 (47mm)
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The Springfield 601 (47mm)

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The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)
The Springfield 601 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 601 unique: We are very pleased to present to you this exquisite timepiece originally from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 601. We love the unique look of this dial, with these wonderfully bold numerals that stand out nicely against the soft tones. This watch comes from a small run with this particular model and is indicated on the front with the word "VICTOR" as well as on the movement itself as well. We don't see this type of branding on the sub-second dial very often and really love these special details. This remarkable timepiece is crafted from an antique pocket watch, expertly restored, and converted with precision into a modern wristwatch. The machined titanium case gives it a sleek, contemporary look while still paying homage to its classic origins. The nickel-plated crown adds a luxurious touch to this stunning piece, while the black leather strap ensures that it will remain comfortable on your wrist all day long. The gold-plated gears add an extra element of sophistication and elegance, making this watch truly stand out from the crowd.

This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1927 by the Illinois Watch Company. In this same year, a major milestone was achieved in the world of science. British scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, which would revolutionize modern medicine and save millions of lives. This discovery marked a turning point in medical history and has had an everlasting impact on healthcare around the globe. Penicillin is now widely used to treat infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, tuberculosis, sepsis, and more; it’s even been credited with helping to reduce infant mortality rates significantly since its introduction.

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: 4926002
  • Manufacture Year: 1927
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 601 unique: We are very pleased to present to you this exquisite timepiece originally from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 601. We love the unique look of this dial, with these wonderfully bold numerals that stand out nicely against the soft tones. This watch comes from a small run with this particular model and is indicated on the front with the word "VICTOR" as well as on the movement itself as well. We don't see this type of branding on the sub-second dial very often and really love these special details. This remarkable timepiece is crafted from an antique pocket watch, expertly restored, and converted with precision into a modern wristwatch. The machined titanium case gives it a sleek, contemporary look while still paying homage to its classic origins. The nickel-plated crown adds a luxurious touch to this stunning piece, while the black leather strap ensures that it will remain comfortable on your wrist all day long. The gold-plated gears add an extra element of sophistication and elegance, making this watch truly stand out from the crowd.

This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1927 by the Illinois Watch Company. In this same year, a major milestone was achieved in the world of science. British scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, which would revolutionize modern medicine and save millions of lives. This discovery marked a turning point in medical history and has had an everlasting impact on healthcare around the globe. Penicillin is now widely used to treat infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, tuberculosis, sepsis, and more; it’s even been credited with helping to reduce infant mortality rates significantly since its introduction.

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