The Springfield 509 (47mm)
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The Springfield 509 (47mm)

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The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)
The Springfield 509 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 509 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this exquisite piece originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1922 — the Springfield 509. The watch features a stunning cream-colored dial with faint, stylish vertical lines. The dial also boasts royal blue diamond kite watch hands and black numerals. We encased the pocket watch within our breathtaking Gunmetal Titanium case and equipped it with a gold-plated crown, making the piece look even more luxurious. On the back of the watch, you can view its 405-grade open-face movement with a center bridge plate, going barrel, and highly unique gold coloring near its gears. The watch also features robust bronze-plated gears powered by 17 jewels throughout its bridge plate. Finally, we matched the timepiece with our sumptuous Cordovan Black leather watch strap, complementing the dial’s numerals and our Gunmetal Titanium case. The Illinois Watch Company initially produced the Springfield 509’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year T.S. Eliot released his poem The Waste Land. For several years, Eliot worked on different parts of what would eventually become the renowned poem. Before titling the piece The Waste Land, Eliot considered using the title He Do the Police in Different Voices, a line from Charles Dickens’ 1864 novel Our Mutual Friend.

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: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4099054
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 509 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this exquisite piece originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1922 — the Springfield 509. The watch features a stunning cream-colored dial with faint, stylish vertical lines. The dial also boasts royal blue diamond kite watch hands and black numerals. We encased the pocket watch within our breathtaking Gunmetal Titanium case and equipped it with a gold-plated crown, making the piece look even more luxurious. On the back of the watch, you can view its 405-grade open-face movement with a center bridge plate, going barrel, and highly unique gold coloring near its gears. The watch also features robust bronze-plated gears powered by 17 jewels throughout its bridge plate. Finally, we matched the timepiece with our sumptuous Cordovan Black leather watch strap, complementing the dial’s numerals and our Gunmetal Titanium case. The Illinois Watch Company initially produced the Springfield 509’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922 — the same year T.S. Eliot released his poem The Waste Land. For several years, Eliot worked on different parts of what would eventually become the renowned poem. Before titling the piece The Waste Land, Eliot considered using the title He Do the Police in Different Voices, a line from Charles Dickens’ 1864 novel Our Mutual Friend.

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