The Springfield 603 (47mm)
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The Springfield 603 (47mm)

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The Springfield 603 (47mm)
The Springfield 603 (47mm)
The Springfield 603 (47mm)
The Springfield 603 (47mm)
The Springfield 603 (47mm)
The Springfield 603 (47mm)

Watch Description

 The Springfield 603 is a pocket watch conversion from our American Artisan Series that truly captures our goal of preserving American history one watch at a time.

We were thrilled to find this 1918 pocket watch from the Illinois Watch Company and were immediately drawn to a very special feature on the watch’s 21-jewel movement. The engraving of “A. Lincoln” is in honor of the former president and imitates the style of Abe’s signature with the open “n”s.

We encased this piece in our sandblasted titanium case with exhibition back and added a knurled copper crown to accent the gold dial and blued steel moon hands. A natural leather strap gives the wristwatch a rugged yet comfortable feel.

 

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: 47mm
    • Thickness: 13.5mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Titanium
  • Strap: Natural Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3349517
  • Manufacture Year: 1918
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

 The Springfield 603 is a pocket watch conversion from our American Artisan Series that truly captures our goal of preserving American history one watch at a time.

We were thrilled to find this 1918 pocket watch from the Illinois Watch Company and were immediately drawn to a very special feature on the watch’s 21-jewel movement. The engraving of “A. Lincoln” is in honor of the former president and imitates the style of Abe’s signature with the open “n”s.

We encased this piece in our sandblasted titanium case with exhibition back and added a knurled copper crown to accent the gold dial and blued steel moon hands. A natural leather strap gives the wristwatch a rugged yet comfortable feel.

 

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