The Springfield 435 (47mm)
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The Springfield 435 (47mm)

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The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)
The Springfield 435 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 435 unique: For today’s Watch of the Day we happily present the Springfield 435 from the Illinois Watch Company. This antique watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1924. We chose our machined titanium case to house this soft-aged dial, letting the character shine through. The brilliant, open-kite hands are the centerpiece that bring this watch into focus, causing it to stand out. We went with a Rye Strap to soften the look, and paired it with a copper crown and hardware all throughout. The movement inside this watch features a signature bridge plate design from Illinois, decorated carefully with these Geneva lines all throughout. Rose-gold gears peak through from beneath, powered by 17 screw-set jewels. Double-roller escapement keeps the brass balance wheel on track and ensures consistency over time. In the same year that this watch was created, Mahatma Gandhi was also finally released from prison. Having served a 6-year sentence for disobedience by the British magistrates in India.

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: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4503049
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 435 unique: For today’s Watch of the Day we happily present the Springfield 435 from the Illinois Watch Company. This antique watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1924. We chose our machined titanium case to house this soft-aged dial, letting the character shine through. The brilliant, open-kite hands are the centerpiece that bring this watch into focus, causing it to stand out. We went with a Rye Strap to soften the look, and paired it with a copper crown and hardware all throughout. The movement inside this watch features a signature bridge plate design from Illinois, decorated carefully with these Geneva lines all throughout. Rose-gold gears peak through from beneath, powered by 17 screw-set jewels. Double-roller escapement keeps the brass balance wheel on track and ensures consistency over time. In the same year that this watch was created, Mahatma Gandhi was also finally released from prison. Having served a 6-year sentence for disobedience by the British magistrates in India.

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