The Springfield 064 (45mm)
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The Springfield 064 (45mm)

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The Springfield 064 (45mm)
The Springfield 064 (45mm)
The Springfield 064 (45mm)
The Springfield 064 (45mm)
The Springfield 064 (45mm)
The Springfield 064 (45mm)
The Springfield 064 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 064 unique: This watch's decadent dial has been designed to showcase sophistication on every bit of its surface. From the ornate, textured striping at the dial's center, bordered by an elegant leaf pattern, to its warm ivory outer dial, which has developed an attractive patina, golden seconds subdial, and gold pips around its circumference, no portion of the dial was overlooked. Aristocrat is a very fitting name for this lavishly appointed dial.


The golden Arabic numerals, in a slanted, angular font, are unmistakably of the era when America's most iconic Art Deco architecture was created, including the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and, closer to the Illinois Watch Co. headquarters, the Carbide and Carbon Building in Chicago.


The opulent gilt details are accentuated by the machined titanium case's bronze bezel and crown, which are made here in our Fort Collins, Colorado workshop. The rich, oxblood Cordovan leather strap is even fitted with a bronze buckle to highlight the two-tone design further.


The Aristocrat's ornate movement carries the theme of sophistication to the back side of the watch, where crisp engraving and gold jewel caps punctuate early 20th-century American watchmaker's skillful finishing techniques with radiating striping adorning the outer bridges and perlage on the main plate underneath.


Its creators were again spot-on with its naming. Elite is the perfect word to describe such a high level of engineering and craftsmanship and one that remains In such fantastic condition that it's almost impossible to believe it was manufactured in 1926.

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: Machined Titanium Case + Bronze Bezel
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4800715
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Springfield 064 unique: This watch's decadent dial has been designed to showcase sophistication on every bit of its surface. From the ornate, textured striping at the dial's center, bordered by an elegant leaf pattern, to its warm ivory outer dial, which has developed an attractive patina, golden seconds subdial, and gold pips around its circumference, no portion of the dial was overlooked. Aristocrat is a very fitting name for this lavishly appointed dial.


The golden Arabic numerals, in a slanted, angular font, are unmistakably of the era when America's most iconic Art Deco architecture was created, including the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and, closer to the Illinois Watch Co. headquarters, the Carbide and Carbon Building in Chicago.


The opulent gilt details are accentuated by the machined titanium case's bronze bezel and crown, which are made here in our Fort Collins, Colorado workshop. The rich, oxblood Cordovan leather strap is even fitted with a bronze buckle to highlight the two-tone design further.


The Aristocrat's ornate movement carries the theme of sophistication to the back side of the watch, where crisp engraving and gold jewel caps punctuate early 20th-century American watchmaker's skillful finishing techniques with radiating striping adorning the outer bridges and perlage on the main plate underneath.


Its creators were again spot-on with its naming. Elite is the perfect word to describe such a high level of engineering and craftsmanship and one that remains In such fantastic condition that it's almost impossible to believe it was manufactured in 1926.

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