The Springfield 467 (47mm)
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The Springfield 467 (47mm)

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The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)
The Springfield 467 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 467 unique: Today we are very pleased to present to you this absolutely stunning antique piece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 467. We are immediately drawn in by the aged look of this dial, with subtle wear around the numerals that are to be expected from a watch that is over 100 years old. The gold-colored design work on the inner portion of the dial brings a nice amount of contrast from the machined titanium case and works well with our copper crown. An oxblood cordovan strap and copper hardware finish off the fine details and complete this vintage look. As we turn the watch over to reveal the movement inside, we are pleasantly surprised by this gorgeous Autocrat movement. 17 jewels stand out beautifully and draw your attention to the precious metal gears that turn beneath. A lovely radial pattern all across the different build plates has been carefully machined to show off the level of craftsmanship available at this time. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois. Also in 1922, the USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.

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: 4153492
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 467 unique: Today we are very pleased to present to you this absolutely stunning antique piece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 467. We are immediately drawn in by the aged look of this dial, with subtle wear around the numerals that are to be expected from a watch that is over 100 years old. The gold-colored design work on the inner portion of the dial brings a nice amount of contrast from the machined titanium case and works well with our copper crown. An oxblood cordovan strap and copper hardware finish off the fine details and complete this vintage look. As we turn the watch over to reveal the movement inside, we are pleasantly surprised by this gorgeous Autocrat movement. 17 jewels stand out beautifully and draw your attention to the precious metal gears that turn beneath. A lovely radial pattern all across the different build plates has been carefully machined to show off the level of craftsmanship available at this time. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois. Also in 1922, the USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.

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