The Springfield 060 (45mm)
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The Springfield 060 (45mm)

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The Springfield 060 (45mm)
The Springfield 060 (45mm)
The Springfield 060 (45mm)
The Springfield 060 (45mm)
The Springfield 060 (45mm)
The Springfield 060 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 060 unique: This 1922 Illinois, with its beautifully decorated 19-jewel movement, is a testament to the greatness of America's post-World War I manufacturing capabilities, both in design and construction. Its crisp white enamel dial showcases black hour numerals and red seconds numerals. The slender, heat-blued kite hands are the perfect complement to the ornate, calligraphy-style font used by the watchmaker, and the sunk small-seconds subdial at the bottom of the display to provide a visual and textural contrast.

To highlight the watch's rugged yet sophisticated appearance, we left the titanium case with a machined finish that evokes the spirit of early 20th-century industrial factories by preserving the slightly visible lines and swirls created as the case is shaped by our tungsten carbide cutting tools.

Turning the watch over, the Springfield 060's beautiful 19-jewel movement is the epitome of premium American craftsmanship. All visible screws on the rare, Temprex model movement are gold-plated, and the gears, bridges, and plates have been decorated with a variety of hand-finished textures and designs. No detail was overlooked, and its impressive execution is still remarkable even 102 years after its original creation.

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 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: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 060 unique: This 1922 Illinois, with its beautifully decorated 19-jewel movement, is a testament to the greatness of America's post-World War I manufacturing capabilities, both in design and construction. Its crisp white enamel dial showcases black hour numerals and red seconds numerals. The slender, heat-blued kite hands are the perfect complement to the ornate, calligraphy-style font used by the watchmaker, and the sunk small-seconds subdial at the bottom of the display to provide a visual and textural contrast.

To highlight the watch's rugged yet sophisticated appearance, we left the titanium case with a machined finish that evokes the spirit of early 20th-century industrial factories by preserving the slightly visible lines and swirls created as the case is shaped by our tungsten carbide cutting tools.

Turning the watch over, the Springfield 060's beautiful 19-jewel movement is the epitome of premium American craftsmanship. All visible screws on the rare, Temprex model movement are gold-plated, and the gears, bridges, and plates have been decorated with a variety of hand-finished textures and designs. No detail was overlooked, and its impressive execution is still remarkable even 102 years after its original creation.

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