The Springfield 453 (47mm)
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The Springfield 453 (47mm)

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The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)
The Springfield 453 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 453 unique: For today’s Watch of the Day we bring you this wonderful timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 453. We love the look and feel of this dial with these incredibly unique numerals that have been worn down slightly to show some of the age of this watch. Full-moon hands stand out against this yellow-tinted face that pairs nicely with our gold-plated hardware. Everything sits inside our sandblasted titanium case, with a rye strap to tie everything together. The gold-colored elements of this watch continue as we peer inside to take a better look at the movement. A brilliant spiral pattern has been carefully machined all across the different build plates, creating a feeling of movement for your eye to explore each and every piece inside. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel match the color scheme well, while stainless steel hardware and nickel-plated crown wheel and mainspring wheels stand out. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company out of Springfield, Illinois in 1917. In March of this year, the United States purchased the Danish West Indies from Denmark for $25 million, later to be known as the US Virgin Islands.

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: 3230234
  • Manufacture Year: 1917
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 453 unique: For today’s Watch of the Day we bring you this wonderful timepiece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 453. We love the look and feel of this dial with these incredibly unique numerals that have been worn down slightly to show some of the age of this watch. Full-moon hands stand out against this yellow-tinted face that pairs nicely with our gold-plated hardware. Everything sits inside our sandblasted titanium case, with a rye strap to tie everything together. The gold-colored elements of this watch continue as we peer inside to take a better look at the movement. A brilliant spiral pattern has been carefully machined all across the different build plates, creating a feeling of movement for your eye to explore each and every piece inside. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel match the color scheme well, while stainless steel hardware and nickel-plated crown wheel and mainspring wheels stand out. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company out of Springfield, Illinois in 1917. In March of this year, the United States purchased the Danish West Indies from Denmark for $25 million, later to be known as the US Virgin Islands.

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