The Springfield 434 (47mm)
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The Springfield 434 (47mm)

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The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)
The Springfield 434 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 434 unique: We are happy to present to you this absolutely gorgeous watch from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 434. The dial on this watch is truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Paying homage to the shape of its original case, this hexagonal-shaped design in the center of the face brings a lot of character to the look of this watch. We paired this watch with our machined titanium case to bring a lot of contrast from the old and the new and knew it would turn out well with how much wear and tear this dial shows. Our rye strap has that light and bright feel, while the gold crown and hardware brings out the gold coloring of these numerals. This watch has much to show off on the underside as well, decorated nicely with these horizontal accents that have been carefully machined all throughout. This amazing Time King features separate bridges for the second and third escapement wheels and 17 absolutely stunning jewels. Rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel tie in the precious metal look and keep the eyes moving around to explore every aspect of this movement. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1930. On April 6th 1930, the infamous Hostess Twinkies were invented by a bakery executive named James Dewar.

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
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 5369969
  • Manufacture Year: 1930
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 434 unique: We are happy to present to you this absolutely gorgeous watch from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 434. The dial on this watch is truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Paying homage to the shape of its original case, this hexagonal-shaped design in the center of the face brings a lot of character to the look of this watch. We paired this watch with our machined titanium case to bring a lot of contrast from the old and the new and knew it would turn out well with how much wear and tear this dial shows. Our rye strap has that light and bright feel, while the gold crown and hardware brings out the gold coloring of these numerals. This watch has much to show off on the underside as well, decorated nicely with these horizontal accents that have been carefully machined all throughout. This amazing Time King features separate bridges for the second and third escapement wheels and 17 absolutely stunning jewels. Rose gold gears and a brass balance wheel tie in the precious metal look and keep the eyes moving around to explore every aspect of this movement. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1930. On April 6th 1930, the infamous Hostess Twinkies were invented by a bakery executive named James Dewar.

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