The Springfield 443 (47mm)
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The Springfield 443 (47mm)

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The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)
The Springfield 443 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 443 unique: We are very excited to present this very unique and special timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 443. We are absolutely captivated by the blue numerals and blued-steel hands that stand out on this soft, slightly aged dial. The machined titanium case and nickel-plated crown compliment this watch perfectly along with our light-colored Yukon strap. This watch has the perfect balance of modern with antique accents and will surely be the centerpiece of conversation. Once you turn this watch over, the beautiful design elements continue on this amazing movement. Geneva lines all across the separate bridge plates add to the sophisticated look of this movement, adorned with 17 screw-set jewels and stainless steel hardware throughout. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel add a nice touch of precious metals and keep the sense of visual movement continuing all around the different elements inside this watch. Originally produced in Springfield, Illinois in 1924, the same year that Vladimir Lenin died, with Joseph Stalin taking his place as his successor and leader of Russia.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4541550
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 443 unique: We are very excited to present this very unique and special timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 443. We are absolutely captivated by the blue numerals and blued-steel hands that stand out on this soft, slightly aged dial. The machined titanium case and nickel-plated crown compliment this watch perfectly along with our light-colored Yukon strap. This watch has the perfect balance of modern with antique accents and will surely be the centerpiece of conversation. Once you turn this watch over, the beautiful design elements continue on this amazing movement. Geneva lines all across the separate bridge plates add to the sophisticated look of this movement, adorned with 17 screw-set jewels and stainless steel hardware throughout. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel add a nice touch of precious metals and keep the sense of visual movement continuing all around the different elements inside this watch. Originally produced in Springfield, Illinois in 1924, the same year that Vladimir Lenin died, with Joseph Stalin taking his place as his successor and leader of Russia.

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