The Springfield 042 (45mm)
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The Springfield 042 (45mm)

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The Springfield 042 (45mm)
The Springfield 042 (45mm)
The Springfield 042 (45mm)
The Springfield 042 (45mm)
The Springfield 042 (45mm)
The Springfield 042 (45mm)
The Springfield 042 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 042 unique: This amazing watch carries the legacy of Illinois Watch Co. and the heart of American watchmaking. Originally manufactured in 1917, this movement tells the history of watchmaking in the early 1900s. With 17 jewels and a textured silver center dial, we decided the machined stainless steel was the way to go for this conversion. Simple and neat is the direction we went for this watch, which is reflected in the use of a simple black strap. You will love wearing this watch.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3179661
  • Manufacture Year: 1917
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 042 unique: This amazing watch carries the legacy of Illinois Watch Co. and the heart of American watchmaking. Originally manufactured in 1917, this movement tells the history of watchmaking in the early 1900s. With 17 jewels and a textured silver center dial, we decided the machined stainless steel was the way to go for this conversion. Simple and neat is the direction we went for this watch, which is reflected in the use of a simple black strap. You will love wearing this watch.

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