The Springfield 450 (47mm)
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The Springfield 450 (47mm)

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The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)
The Springfield 450 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 450 unique: Today we are happy to bring you this beautiful watch from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 450. This watch brings out all the small details, such as small gold-colored minute indicators around the outside of these uniquely shaped gold-colored numerals. We love how the dial matches with our bronzed titanium case, while our copper crown and Mojave strap complete the look. As we turn the watch over to reveal this amazing movement inside, we are stunned by the 19 jewels that are placed throughout to keep this watch running smoothly. Copper inlaid text as well as gold-plated gears and brass hardware give this watch a great balance of precious metal accents. These thin Geneva lines throughout all the build plates carry a nice cohesive visual design all across the different elements and keep the eye moving around all the different portions of the movement. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois by the Illinois Watch Company in 1921. March fourth of this same year we saw the inauguration of Warren G. Harding as the 29th President of the United States. He had served as a senator of Ohio as well as Governor and proved to be one of the most popular presidents of his time.

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: 3928946
  • Manufacture Year: 1921
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 450 unique: Today we are happy to bring you this beautiful watch from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 450. This watch brings out all the small details, such as small gold-colored minute indicators around the outside of these uniquely shaped gold-colored numerals. We love how the dial matches with our bronzed titanium case, while our copper crown and Mojave strap complete the look. As we turn the watch over to reveal this amazing movement inside, we are stunned by the 19 jewels that are placed throughout to keep this watch running smoothly. Copper inlaid text as well as gold-plated gears and brass hardware give this watch a great balance of precious metal accents. These thin Geneva lines throughout all the build plates carry a nice cohesive visual design all across the different elements and keep the eye moving around all the different portions of the movement. This watch was originally manufactured in Springfield, Illinois by the Illinois Watch Company in 1921. March fourth of this same year we saw the inauguration of Warren G. Harding as the 29th President of the United States. He had served as a senator of Ohio as well as Governor and proved to be one of the most popular presidents of his time.

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