The Springfield 476 (47mm)
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The Springfield 476 (47mm)

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The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)
The Springfield 476 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 476 unique: Today, we are proud to present this remarkable piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 476. Originally manufactured in 1930 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 476 features a stunning dial design, gold-type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with bronze details. The artwork on the dial border is separated into four segments and serves as a placeholder for the 3-hour increments in our day. The contrast of the dial complements the blue hands wonderfully, and our Machined Titanium case preserves the history of this exquisite piece. Powered by 21 jewels, this 121-grade timepiece is a very unique and rare Santa Fe Special, named for the Sante Fe Railroad line. Lastly, our Mojave leather strap brings the whole piece together. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1930 — the same year that the 1st diesel engine automobile trip was completed. This trip was a marketing tactic used to promote the diesel engine by mounting the engine in a used Packard Touring Car and driving it to the National Automobile Show.

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: 5374459
  • Manufacture Year: 1930
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 476 unique: Today, we are proud to present this remarkable piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 476. Originally manufactured in 1930 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Springfield 476 features a stunning dial design, gold-type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with bronze details. The artwork on the dial border is separated into four segments and serves as a placeholder for the 3-hour increments in our day. The contrast of the dial complements the blue hands wonderfully, and our Machined Titanium case preserves the history of this exquisite piece. Powered by 21 jewels, this 121-grade timepiece is a very unique and rare Santa Fe Special, named for the Sante Fe Railroad line. Lastly, our Mojave leather strap brings the whole piece together. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1930 — the same year that the 1st diesel engine automobile trip was completed. This trip was a marketing tactic used to promote the diesel engine by mounting the engine in a used Packard Touring Car and driving it to the National Automobile Show.

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