The Springfield 480 (47mm)
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The Springfield 480 (47mm)

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The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)
The Springfield 480 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 480 unique: Today, we’re pleased to showcase this handcrafted and highly original piece initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company 110 years ago — the Springfield 480. The watch boasts an antique dial with a light-tan background and bold, dark Roman numerals. The piece also features a unique charcoal shading along its outer edge that further emphasizes its historicity and remarkable design. We matched the watch with our robust, stylish DLC case, which makes the sophisticated dial look even more stunning, and we equipped it with a copper crown. Our DLC case enables watch enthusiasts to view this piece’s historic inner workings, including its 255-grade open-face movement and going barrel. The back of the watch also features impressive and breathtaking bronze-plated gears powered by 17 splendid jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we made this antique piece even more eye-catching with our Rye leather watch strap. The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in Springfield, Illinois, in 1912 — the same year in which Arizona became the 48th state. The United States gained ownership of the land now making up Arizona in 1848 after the Mexican-American War. Although Arizona now has a population of over 7 million, it only had just over 200,000 residents at the time in which it became an official state. Its population began to boom in the mid-20th century with the increased availability of modern luxuries like air conditioning and refrigeration.

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: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 2494767
  • Manufacture Year: 1912
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 480 unique: Today, we’re pleased to showcase this handcrafted and highly original piece initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company 110 years ago — the Springfield 480. The watch boasts an antique dial with a light-tan background and bold, dark Roman numerals. The piece also features a unique charcoal shading along its outer edge that further emphasizes its historicity and remarkable design. We matched the watch with our robust, stylish DLC case, which makes the sophisticated dial look even more stunning, and we equipped it with a copper crown. Our DLC case enables watch enthusiasts to view this piece’s historic inner workings, including its 255-grade open-face movement and going barrel. The back of the watch also features impressive and breathtaking bronze-plated gears powered by 17 splendid jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we made this antique piece even more eye-catching with our Rye leather watch strap. The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in Springfield, Illinois, in 1912 — the same year in which Arizona became the 48th state. The United States gained ownership of the land now making up Arizona in 1848 after the Mexican-American War. Although Arizona now has a population of over 7 million, it only had just over 200,000 residents at the time in which it became an official state. Its population began to boom in the mid-20th century with the increased availability of modern luxuries like air conditioning and refrigeration.

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