The Springfield 053 (45mm)
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The Springfield 053 (45mm)

The Springfield 053 (45mm)
The Springfield 053 (45mm)
The Springfield 053 (45mm)
The Springfield 053 (45mm)
The Springfield 053 (45mm)
The Springfield 053 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 053 unique: During the 1800s, most American-made pocket watches were made with enamel dials. However, this trend faded in the early 1900s and was replaced by metal dials because of their artistic appearance and durability. The Springfield 053 features a 1925 Illinois Watch Company pocket watch with an Art Deco metal dial, exemplifying the style that made this new material so popular. A matte-finished border surrounds a grooved subdial and butler-finished dial center, while blued steel kite hands circle angular black numerals. The 21 jewel movement is just as impressive with its gold accents and dignified Geneva stripes. We complemented this stunning timepiece with our stainless steel case and crown and a classic black leather strap.

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: 4686829
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 053 unique: During the 1800s, most American-made pocket watches were made with enamel dials. However, this trend faded in the early 1900s and was replaced by metal dials because of their artistic appearance and durability. The Springfield 053 features a 1925 Illinois Watch Company pocket watch with an Art Deco metal dial, exemplifying the style that made this new material so popular. A matte-finished border surrounds a grooved subdial and butler-finished dial center, while blued steel kite hands circle angular black numerals. The 21 jewel movement is just as impressive with its gold accents and dignified Geneva stripes. We complemented this stunning timepiece with our stainless steel case and crown and a classic black leather strap.

The Movement

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The Strap

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