The Springfield 508 (47mm)
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The Springfield 508 (47mm)

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The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)
The Springfield 508 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 508 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this one-of-a-kind piece initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company nearly a century ago — the Springfield 508. This antique watch features an aged dial with an intricate center design and a rustic beige background. Its dial also boasts unique black numerals and dark-aqua gothic hour and minute hands. We encased this historic pocket watch within our Gunmetal Titanium case and paired it with a copper crown. The bold case and sumptuous crown draw further attention to the watch’s remarkable dial. Our Gunmetal Titanium case features a transparent back, revealing the pocket watch’s 406-grade open-face movement with a going barrel. You can also view the piece’s breathtaking “Wasco” engraving and its bronze-plated gears powered by 19 jewels. To top it off, we matched the timepiece with our Natural leather watch strap, complementing the dial’s design. The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year the Crescent Sign Company created the original Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The original sign was “Hollywoodland,” and it served as an advertisement for a new housing development. Although the sign was only supposed to be up for a year and a half, it became an icon for the American film industry. In 1945, Los Angeles obtained the land underneath the Hollywoodland sign, and the city restored the deteriorating sign four years later and shortened it to “Hollywood.”

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4280049
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 508 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this one-of-a-kind piece initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company nearly a century ago — the Springfield 508. This antique watch features an aged dial with an intricate center design and a rustic beige background. Its dial also boasts unique black numerals and dark-aqua gothic hour and minute hands. We encased this historic pocket watch within our Gunmetal Titanium case and paired it with a copper crown. The bold case and sumptuous crown draw further attention to the watch’s remarkable dial. Our Gunmetal Titanium case features a transparent back, revealing the pocket watch’s 406-grade open-face movement with a going barrel. You can also view the piece’s breathtaking “Wasco” engraving and its bronze-plated gears powered by 19 jewels. To top it off, we matched the timepiece with our Natural leather watch strap, complementing the dial’s design. The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year the Crescent Sign Company created the original Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The original sign was “Hollywoodland,” and it served as an advertisement for a new housing development. Although the sign was only supposed to be up for a year and a half, it became an icon for the American film industry. In 1945, Los Angeles obtained the land underneath the Hollywoodland sign, and the city restored the deteriorating sign four years later and shortened it to “Hollywood.”

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