The Springfield 451 (47mm)
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The Springfield 451 (47mm)

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The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)
The Springfield 451 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 451 unique: Today we are happy to present to you this impeccable timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 451. We absolutely love how the blue tones of this iridescent case bring out some of the subtleties of the dial and the tones of the numerals. Blued-steel, fine-spade hands fit perfectly and stand out against the soft look of the face with a wonderful amount of wear that shows the age of this watch. Topped off with our nickel-plated crown and black strap, with stainless steel hardware to match. This watch is powered by a stunning 17 jewel Autocrat movement, that has been inlaid with copper text and brass jewel settings that help the gold-plated gears stand out. Stainless steel hardware shimmers and continues the visual movement that will keep you searching for more fine details. Double-roller escapement on this brass balance wheel acts as a second act of defense to keep the pallet fork on track. This watch was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1917 in Springfield, Illinois. This was also the year that the patent for the Separable Fastener, better known as the zipper was issued to its inventor, Video Sundback. The name Zipper was used by B.F. Goodrich, which they used on their work boots.

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: 3085099
  • Manufacture Year: 1917
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 451 unique: Today we are happy to present to you this impeccable timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 451. We absolutely love how the blue tones of this iridescent case bring out some of the subtleties of the dial and the tones of the numerals. Blued-steel, fine-spade hands fit perfectly and stand out against the soft look of the face with a wonderful amount of wear that shows the age of this watch. Topped off with our nickel-plated crown and black strap, with stainless steel hardware to match. This watch is powered by a stunning 17 jewel Autocrat movement, that has been inlaid with copper text and brass jewel settings that help the gold-plated gears stand out. Stainless steel hardware shimmers and continues the visual movement that will keep you searching for more fine details. Double-roller escapement on this brass balance wheel acts as a second act of defense to keep the pallet fork on track. This watch was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1917 in Springfield, Illinois. This was also the year that the patent for the Separable Fastener, better known as the zipper was issued to its inventor, Video Sundback. The name Zipper was used by B.F. Goodrich, which they used on their work boots.

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