The Springfield 055(45mm)
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The Springfield 055(45mm)

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The Springfield 055(45mm)
The Springfield 055(45mm)
The Springfield 055(45mm)
The Springfield 055(45mm)
The Springfield 055(45mm)
The Springfield 055(45mm)
The Springfield 055(45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 055 unique: So many of the Illinois Watch Company pocket watches we find are unique in appearance and markings. That's because, in its 60 years of operation, Illinois produced over 5.5 million pocket watches, many of which were manufactured as private label series or of different configuration models. The 1923 pocket watch within the Springfield 055 is one such exceptional piece. The intricate silver dial center and edge are drastically contrasted by an eye-catching gold background and sub-dial, all spotted with some great patina that reveals the full century this piece has counted. An equally detailed movement displays the word "Vim," indicating one of the numerous model names used by Illinois. We've enclosed this piece in our coin-edged stainless steel case and crown to highlight the spectacular insides and protect this piece of history for another 100 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: 4266372
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 055 unique: So many of the Illinois Watch Company pocket watches we find are unique in appearance and markings. That's because, in its 60 years of operation, Illinois produced over 5.5 million pocket watches, many of which were manufactured as private label series or of different configuration models. The 1923 pocket watch within the Springfield 055 is one such exceptional piece. The intricate silver dial center and edge are drastically contrasted by an eye-catching gold background and sub-dial, all spotted with some great patina that reveals the full century this piece has counted. An equally detailed movement displays the word "Vim," indicating one of the numerous model names used by Illinois. We've enclosed this piece in our coin-edged stainless steel case and crown to highlight the spectacular insides and protect this piece of history for another 100 years. 

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