The Springfield 475 (47mm)
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The Springfield 475 (47mm)

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The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)
The Springfield 475 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 475 unique: Today, we are proud to introduce this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 475. Originally manufactured in 1921 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 475 features an amber watch face design, bold-type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with brass and gold-plated details. When we look at the back, we can see luminous streaks of gold coursing through the bridge plate. Our Bronzed Titanium case complements the amber dial wonderfully while preserving the history of this exquisite piece with its incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Powered by 17 jewels, this 405-grade timepiece is a true marvel. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap connects the whole piece by accentuating the blued-steel hands magnificently. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1921 — the same year that the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park reopened. Originally opened in 1895, the Great Earthquake of 1906 caused significant damage to the building, forcing closure for repairs. From 1921 onwards, the DeYoung Museum weathered one more earthquake, was forced to close and came back with the help of a successful multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign.

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: 3840100
  • Manufacture Year: 1921
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 475 unique: Today, we are proud to introduce this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 475. Originally manufactured in 1921 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 475 features an amber watch face design, bold-type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with brass and gold-plated details. When we look at the back, we can see luminous streaks of gold coursing through the bridge plate. Our Bronzed Titanium case complements the amber dial wonderfully while preserving the history of this exquisite piece with its incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Powered by 17 jewels, this 405-grade timepiece is a true marvel. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap connects the whole piece by accentuating the blued-steel hands magnificently. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1921 — the same year that the DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park reopened. Originally opened in 1895, the Great Earthquake of 1906 caused significant damage to the building, forcing closure for repairs. From 1921 onwards, the DeYoung Museum weathered one more earthquake, was forced to close and came back with the help of a successful multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign.

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