The Springfield 437 (47mm)
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The Springfield 437 (47mm)

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The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)
The Springfield 437 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 437 unique: We are very excited to bring you this fantastic timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our one-of-a-kind Springfield 437. We were drawn to this watch immediately from the look of the stunning dial that has aged wonderfully over time to create a soft look and subtle golden hue. Minute indicators around the outside of the numerals bring another element of visual interest, contrasted by the dark blue open-kite hands. We kept the look simplified with this sandblasted titanium case and natural band, giving it a less flashy and more fine look. A gold crown, with gold hardware to match, pairs nicely with the overall feel of the dial. The movement in this watch is quite a rare find for the 274 grade, The Fifth Avenue edition. This is something that we hardly see, boasting 19 screw-set jewels and copper inlaid accents all throughout. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel add to the precious metal visual appeal, as well as brass hardware all throughout this large build plate. The movement breaks away from what we typically see from the Illinois Watch Company and we couldn’t be happier to show it off. Originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1922, which is also the same year that insulin is used for the first time to treat diabetes in humans.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4000167
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 437 unique: We are very excited to bring you this fantastic timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our one-of-a-kind Springfield 437. We were drawn to this watch immediately from the look of the stunning dial that has aged wonderfully over time to create a soft look and subtle golden hue. Minute indicators around the outside of the numerals bring another element of visual interest, contrasted by the dark blue open-kite hands. We kept the look simplified with this sandblasted titanium case and natural band, giving it a less flashy and more fine look. A gold crown, with gold hardware to match, pairs nicely with the overall feel of the dial. The movement in this watch is quite a rare find for the 274 grade, The Fifth Avenue edition. This is something that we hardly see, boasting 19 screw-set jewels and copper inlaid accents all throughout. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel add to the precious metal visual appeal, as well as brass hardware all throughout this large build plate. The movement breaks away from what we typically see from the Illinois Watch Company and we couldn’t be happier to show it off. Originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1922, which is also the same year that insulin is used for the first time to treat diabetes in humans.

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