The Springfield 059 (45mm)
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The Springfield 059 (45mm)

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The Springfield 059 (45mm)
The Springfield 059 (45mm)
The Springfield 059 (45mm)
The Springfield 059 (45mm)
The Springfield 059 (45mm)
The Springfield 059 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 059 unique: In a time when “more is better” is a popular catchphrase, it’s refreshing to find something that celebrates the simplistic nature of “the old way” of doing things. Featuring a 1918 Illinois Watch Company pocket watch, the Springfield 059 embodies the straightforward commitment to quality inherent in American watchmaking and manufacturing of the early 20th century.

An ivory-colored single-sunk dial with crisp black Art Deco numerals and sapphire blue kite hands is unpretentious and clean. The most decorated facet of this piece, the 17-jewel Autocrat, boasts precise engraving, gold inlay, and rose gold plated gears. We’ve played with the matte of the dial by pairing this piece with our sandblasted steel case, imitating the hashed minute and seconds tracks with a coin-edge bezel and crown. A stitched black Cordovan leather strap completes the feel of elegant simplicity.

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: 2024
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Sandblasted 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: 3391022
  • Manufacture Year: 1918
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 059 unique: In a time when “more is better” is a popular catchphrase, it’s refreshing to find something that celebrates the simplistic nature of “the old way” of doing things. Featuring a 1918 Illinois Watch Company pocket watch, the Springfield 059 embodies the straightforward commitment to quality inherent in American watchmaking and manufacturing of the early 20th century.

An ivory-colored single-sunk dial with crisp black Art Deco numerals and sapphire blue kite hands is unpretentious and clean. The most decorated facet of this piece, the 17-jewel Autocrat, boasts precise engraving, gold inlay, and rose gold plated gears. We’ve played with the matte of the dial by pairing this piece with our sandblasted steel case, imitating the hashed minute and seconds tracks with a coin-edge bezel and crown. A stitched black Cordovan leather strap completes the feel of elegant simplicity.

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