The Springfield 471 (47mm)
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The Springfield 471 (47mm)

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The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)
The Springfield 471 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 471 unique: Today, we are proud to introduce this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 471. Originally manufactured in 1926 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 471 features an embellished watch face design, gold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with bronze and gold details. When we look at the back, we can see The Master engraved beautifully on the bridge plate. Our PVD Zircon case complements the gold type numbers and hands wonderfully and preserves the history of this exquisite piece with its incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Powered by 21 jewels, this 274-grade timepiece is a true marvel. Lastly, our Stout leather strap connects the whole piece by accentuating the golden studded border exceptionally. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1926 — the same year that Eugene O'Neill's Great God Brown premiered in New York City. The story depicted the search for identity while facing the struggles of betrayal and failure. Learning to cope with these struggles as we are walked through the human psyche is how this penetrating study of a play was staged.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4740074
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 471 unique: Today, we are proud to introduce this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 471. Originally manufactured in 1926 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 471 features an embellished watch face design, gold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with bronze and gold details. When we look at the back, we can see The Master engraved beautifully on the bridge plate. Our PVD Zircon case complements the gold type numbers and hands wonderfully and preserves the history of this exquisite piece with its incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Powered by 21 jewels, this 274-grade timepiece is a true marvel. Lastly, our Stout leather strap connects the whole piece by accentuating the golden studded border exceptionally. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1926 — the same year that Eugene O'Neill's Great God Brown premiered in New York City. The story depicted the search for identity while facing the struggles of betrayal and failure. Learning to cope with these struggles as we are walked through the human psyche is how this penetrating study of a play was staged.

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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