The Springfield 046 (45mm)
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The Springfield 046 (45mm)

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The Springfield 046 (45mm)
The Springfield 046 (45mm)
The Springfield 046 (45mm)
The Springfield 046 (45mm)
The Springfield 046 (45mm)
The Springfield 046 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 046 unique: Featuring an Illinois Watch Company pocket watch manufactured in 1927, this conversion certainly has some stories to tell! You can see the 96 years' worth of seconds and minutes counted by the original blued kite hands and patinaed dial. If you flip the watch over, the 'Autocrat' grade movement is still ticking away, accurate as ever. We've contrasted the antiquity of this piece with our modern stainless steel dial and crown and paired it with a classic black leather strap so it can be worn and loved again for another 96 years. 

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: 4864963
  • Manufacture Year: 1927
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 046 unique: Featuring an Illinois Watch Company pocket watch manufactured in 1927, this conversion certainly has some stories to tell! You can see the 96 years' worth of seconds and minutes counted by the original blued kite hands and patinaed dial. If you flip the watch over, the 'Autocrat' grade movement is still ticking away, accurate as ever. We've contrasted the antiquity of this piece with our modern stainless steel dial and crown and paired it with a classic black leather strap so it can be worn and loved again for another 96 years. 

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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