The Springfield 474 (47mm)
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The Springfield 474 (47mm)

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The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)
The Springfield 474 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 474 unique: Today, we're pleased to present this gorgeous piece originally crafted by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 474. The watch conveys unique style and artistry with its rustic dial, dark blue hands, and slightly aged, distinct numerals. We equipped the original pocket watch with our glossy and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and a nickel-plated crown. The case and crown's bright tones emphasize the dial's shading, creating a one-of-a-kind design. The back of the watch sports a 406-grade, open-face movement with a center bridge plate. It includes three adjustable positions powered by bronze-plated gears and 19 jewels. The watch's movement exhibits a nickel finish and pendant setting. To top it all off, we paired the pocket watch and custom case with our navy leather watch strap which compliments the watch's memorable style. The Illinois Watch Company created the pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year that Walter Chrysler created the Chrysler Corporation. The Maxwell Motor Company preceded the Chrysler Corporation, but Walter Chrysler took control of the company in its final days. Maxwell Motor accumulated a substantial amount of debt as it expanded in the late 1910s and early 1920s, leading to Walter Chrysler buying up controlling interest in the company's voting stock in 1921. Chrysler became the chairman of Maxwell Motor's board, and in 1925, he created the Chrysler Corporation and absorbed Maxwell Motors. Although Maxwell Motor Company became defunct, Chrysler used their original car designs to create the Plymouth automobile.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4694902
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 474 unique: Today, we're pleased to present this gorgeous piece originally crafted by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 474. The watch conveys unique style and artistry with its rustic dial, dark blue hands, and slightly aged, distinct numerals. We equipped the original pocket watch with our glossy and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and a nickel-plated crown. The case and crown's bright tones emphasize the dial's shading, creating a one-of-a-kind design. The back of the watch sports a 406-grade, open-face movement with a center bridge plate. It includes three adjustable positions powered by bronze-plated gears and 19 jewels. The watch's movement exhibits a nickel finish and pendant setting. To top it all off, we paired the pocket watch and custom case with our navy leather watch strap which compliments the watch's memorable style. The Illinois Watch Company created the pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year that Walter Chrysler created the Chrysler Corporation. The Maxwell Motor Company preceded the Chrysler Corporation, but Walter Chrysler took control of the company in its final days. Maxwell Motor accumulated a substantial amount of debt as it expanded in the late 1910s and early 1920s, leading to Walter Chrysler buying up controlling interest in the company's voting stock in 1921. Chrysler became the chairman of Maxwell Motor's board, and in 1925, he created the Chrysler Corporation and absorbed Maxwell Motors. Although Maxwell Motor Company became defunct, Chrysler used their original car designs to create the Plymouth automobile.

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