The Springfield 466 (47mm)
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The Springfield 466 (47mm)

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The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)
The Springfield 466 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 466 unique: Today, we are proud to present this remarkable piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 466. Originally manufactured in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 466 features a modern dial design, rounded, bold type numbers, and an open back that reveals the intricate nickel gears with bronze details. Our Machined Titanium case accentuates the captivating dial and has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating to preserve the history and functionality of the watch. Looking at the back, we see “The Autocrat'' engraved on the bridge plate — powered by 17 jewels. Lastly, our Stone leather strap brings unity to this 405-grade timepiece, underlining the bold type numbers magnificently. This incredible watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year that Captain Turner wrote “Hello USA Call Vanderbilt 7200” as the 1st publicly recorded message in the sky. Following the skywriting advertisement, eight operators fielded more than 40,000 telephone calls to “Vanderbilt 7200,” which was the hotel's phone number at which George Hill, the president of the American Tobacco Company, was staying.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4070939
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 466 unique: Today, we are proud to present this remarkable piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 466. Originally manufactured in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 466 features a modern dial design, rounded, bold type numbers, and an open back that reveals the intricate nickel gears with bronze details. Our Machined Titanium case accentuates the captivating dial and has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating to preserve the history and functionality of the watch. Looking at the back, we see “The Autocrat'' engraved on the bridge plate — powered by 17 jewels. Lastly, our Stone leather strap brings unity to this 405-grade timepiece, underlining the bold type numbers magnificently. This incredible watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year that Captain Turner wrote “Hello USA Call Vanderbilt 7200” as the 1st publicly recorded message in the sky. Following the skywriting advertisement, eight operators fielded more than 40,000 telephone calls to “Vanderbilt 7200,” which was the hotel's phone number at which George Hill, the president of the American Tobacco Company, was staying.

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The Strap

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