The Springfield 462 (47mm)
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The Springfield 462 (47mm)

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The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)
The Springfield 462 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 462 unique: We are proud to present this masterful piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 462. Originally manufactured in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 462 features a pleasant dial design, bold type numbers, and a clear back that reveals the intricate nickel gears with bronze details. Our Machined Titanium case accentuates the riveting dial and has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Looking at the back, we see “The Governor” engraved on the bridge plate — powered by 19 jewels. Lastly, our Black leather strap brings unity to this 406-grade timepiece, matching the black numbers on the dial. This extraordinary watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year that Charlie Robertson, in a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers, pitched a perfect no-hit, no-run game.

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: 4072344
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 462 unique: We are proud to present this masterful piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 462. Originally manufactured in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 462 features a pleasant dial design, bold type numbers, and a clear back that reveals the intricate nickel gears with bronze details. Our Machined Titanium case accentuates the riveting dial and has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Looking at the back, we see “The Governor” engraved on the bridge plate — powered by 19 jewels. Lastly, our Black leather strap brings unity to this 406-grade timepiece, matching the black numbers on the dial. This extraordinary watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year that Charlie Robertson, in a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers, pitched a perfect no-hit, no-run game.

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