The Springfield 477 (47mm)
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The Springfield 477 (47mm)

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The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)
The Springfield 477 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 477 unique: Today, we are so excited to show you the Springfield 477, originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company. The luminescence of this watch is unparalleled — immediately we are struck with the beautiful golden color of the dial and sub-dial, paired with a gray ornate design. The subtle aging adds character and depth to the dial, and the gothic-style numbers stand starkly against the yellow background. And let’s not forget about the stunning blue hands with ornate craftsmanship and detail. Our PVD Zircon Gold case matches the luster of the dial while providing protection for years to come. Peering through the clear display, you can see that the back of the watch is just as beautiful. The gold-plated and bronze gears work flawlessly together, while the bridge plate keeps everything secured. This 405-grade piece is powered by 17 jewels, each screw-set with bronze hardware. Machined lines run horizontally across the plate, catching your eye in the natural light. Lastly, our Stout leather strap contrasts with the golden hues magnificently and brings unity to the piece. This watch was originally built in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year that Warner Brothers Pictures Inc. was officially established in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Four years later, Warner Brothers released their first sound film “The Jazz Singer,” which starred Al Johnson.

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: 4208246
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 477 unique: Today, we are so excited to show you the Springfield 477, originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company. The luminescence of this watch is unparalleled — immediately we are struck with the beautiful golden color of the dial and sub-dial, paired with a gray ornate design. The subtle aging adds character and depth to the dial, and the gothic-style numbers stand starkly against the yellow background. And let’s not forget about the stunning blue hands with ornate craftsmanship and detail. Our PVD Zircon Gold case matches the luster of the dial while providing protection for years to come. Peering through the clear display, you can see that the back of the watch is just as beautiful. The gold-plated and bronze gears work flawlessly together, while the bridge plate keeps everything secured. This 405-grade piece is powered by 17 jewels, each screw-set with bronze hardware. Machined lines run horizontally across the plate, catching your eye in the natural light. Lastly, our Stout leather strap contrasts with the golden hues magnificently and brings unity to the piece. This watch was originally built in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year that Warner Brothers Pictures Inc. was officially established in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Four years later, Warner Brothers released their first sound film “The Jazz Singer,” which starred Al Johnson.

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