The Springfield 510 (47mm)
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The Springfield 510 (47mm)

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The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)
The Springfield 510 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 510 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to feature this remarkable antique watch initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1923 — the Springfield 510. The timepiece boasts a stunning dial with highly unique black numerals that display boldly against its light-cream-colored background. The dial also has stylish vertical lines that make the piece even more distinct, and it features dark-gray diamond kite minute and hour hands. We matched the original pocket watch with our robust and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and equipped it with a gold-plated crown. Our Machined Titanium case has a clear back, revealing the watch’s breathtaking 274-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The open back also displays the timepiece’s bronze-plated gears powered by 21 luxurious jewels throughout its ¾ plate. To top it off, we paired this exceptional watch with our comfortable, artisan-designed Natural leather watch strap. The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year President Warren Harding became the first president to pay taxes on his presidential salary. In 1922, President Harding received a presidential salary of $75,000 — around $1.3 million in 2022 — and paid $17,000 in taxes. Today, United States presidents receive a $400,000 salary and are still required to pay income taxes.

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: 4223846
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 510 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to feature this remarkable antique watch initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1923 — the Springfield 510. The timepiece boasts a stunning dial with highly unique black numerals that display boldly against its light-cream-colored background. The dial also has stylish vertical lines that make the piece even more distinct, and it features dark-gray diamond kite minute and hour hands. We matched the original pocket watch with our robust and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and equipped it with a gold-plated crown. Our Machined Titanium case has a clear back, revealing the watch’s breathtaking 274-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The open back also displays the timepiece’s bronze-plated gears powered by 21 luxurious jewels throughout its ¾ plate. To top it off, we paired this exceptional watch with our comfortable, artisan-designed Natural leather watch strap. The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year President Warren Harding became the first president to pay taxes on his presidential salary. In 1922, President Harding received a presidential salary of $75,000 — around $1.3 million in 2022 — and paid $17,000 in taxes. Today, United States presidents receive a $400,000 salary and are still required to pay income taxes.

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