The Springfield 468 (47mm)
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The Springfield 468 (47mm)

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The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)
The Springfield 468 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 468 unique: Today, we are proud to present this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 468. Originally manufactured in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 468 features a speckled watch face design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate, stainless steel gears with bronze details. The textured dial gives the watch a more lustrous appeal. Our Machined Titanium case brings out the cobalt blue hands of the watch remarkably. Powered by 19 jewels, this 406-grade timepiece has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating to preserve the history of this exquisite piece. Lastly, our Coal leather strap brings the whole piece together and pairs nicely with the Machined Titanium. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year that the 1st living person, Thomas E. Kirby, was identified on a U.S. coin. The Alabama Centennial half-dollar, in exceptional condition, would be worth more than $10,000 today.

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: 4114817
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 468 unique: Today, we are proud to present this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 468. Originally manufactured in 1922 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 468 features a speckled watch face design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate, stainless steel gears with bronze details. The textured dial gives the watch a more lustrous appeal. Our Machined Titanium case brings out the cobalt blue hands of the watch remarkably. Powered by 19 jewels, this 406-grade timepiece has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating to preserve the history of this exquisite piece. Lastly, our Coal leather strap brings the whole piece together and pairs nicely with the Machined Titanium. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year that the 1st living person, Thomas E. Kirby, was identified on a U.S. coin. The Alabama Centennial half-dollar, in exceptional condition, would be worth more than $10,000 today.

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