The Springfield 513 (47mm)
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The Springfield 513 (47mm)

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The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)
The Springfield 513 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 513 unique: Today we are pleased to present to you this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 513. Each and every watch that we produce is one-of-a-kind and has its own unique story to tell from years of use and different watchmakers opening it up to service it. This watch grabbed our attention immediately when we saw this fantastic dial, with an incredible look from years of use. This watch will pull you in with its attention to detail, as you explore each different portion of the face and all of the finer details. We decided to use our soft-spoken sandblasted titanium case, to let the older portions of the watch stand out on their own. A gold crown and hardware pair well with the yellow tones on the dial, while these blued-steel full moon hands top it off. As we turn this watch over to reveal the movement inside we are pulled in for a closer look by this incredible sunburst design that has been carefully machined into the build plate. Copper inlay as well as rose-gold plated gears jump out and bring attention to all of the incredible craftsmanship of this watch. 21 amazing jewels and brass hardware add to the sophisticated design that we have come to expect from the Santa Fe Special model. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois. On April 13th of this same year, the state of Massachusetts voted to open up all public offices to both men and women. The very next year, Susan Fitzgerald and Sylvia Donaldson become the first women elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4126905
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 513 unique: Today we are pleased to present to you this spectacular piece from the Illinois Watch Company, our Springfield 513. Each and every watch that we produce is one-of-a-kind and has its own unique story to tell from years of use and different watchmakers opening it up to service it. This watch grabbed our attention immediately when we saw this fantastic dial, with an incredible look from years of use. This watch will pull you in with its attention to detail, as you explore each different portion of the face and all of the finer details. We decided to use our soft-spoken sandblasted titanium case, to let the older portions of the watch stand out on their own. A gold crown and hardware pair well with the yellow tones on the dial, while these blued-steel full moon hands top it off. As we turn this watch over to reveal the movement inside we are pulled in for a closer look by this incredible sunburst design that has been carefully machined into the build plate. Copper inlay as well as rose-gold plated gears jump out and bring attention to all of the incredible craftsmanship of this watch. 21 amazing jewels and brass hardware add to the sophisticated design that we have come to expect from the Santa Fe Special model. This watch was originally produced by the Illinois Watch Company in 1922 in Springfield, Illinois. On April 13th of this same year, the state of Massachusetts voted to open up all public offices to both men and women. The very next year, Susan Fitzgerald and Sylvia Donaldson become the first women elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

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