The Springfield 515 (47mm)
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The Springfield 515 (47mm)

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The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)
The Springfield 515 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 515 unique: Today, we’re pleased to present this exquisite piece initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company over a century ago — the Springfield 515. The original pocket watch features a highly unique dial with a detailed center design, black bold numerals, and an eye-catching blue-gray background color. The front of the watch also boasts breathtaking aqua heavy moon watch hands and a helpful subdial. We made this piece even more special by encasing it within our robust Machined Titanium case, and we equipped it with a nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view its stunning inner workings, including its 404-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The piece also comes with gold-plated gears and 17 stunning jewels throughout its center bridge plate. Finally, we matched the piece with our simple yet stylish handcrafted Black leather watch strap, complementing the pocket watch’s gorgeous design and colors.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured the Springfield 515’s splendid pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1917 — the same year that the women’s suffrage group the Silent Sentinels of Liberty protested outside of the White House during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency. The National Woman’s Party and suffragette Alice Stokes Paul organized the picket protest made up of over 2,000 women. Around 500 of the protesters were arrested for the illegal protest, and 168 ended up serving jail time. Two years after the Silent Sentinel’s White House protest, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3147146
  • Manufacture Year: 1917
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 515 unique: Today, we’re pleased to present this exquisite piece initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company over a century ago — the Springfield 515. The original pocket watch features a highly unique dial with a detailed center design, black bold numerals, and an eye-catching blue-gray background color. The front of the watch also boasts breathtaking aqua heavy moon watch hands and a helpful subdial. We made this piece even more special by encasing it within our robust Machined Titanium case, and we equipped it with a nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view its stunning inner workings, including its 404-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The piece also comes with gold-plated gears and 17 stunning jewels throughout its center bridge plate. Finally, we matched the piece with our simple yet stylish handcrafted Black leather watch strap, complementing the pocket watch’s gorgeous design and colors.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured the Springfield 515’s splendid pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1917 — the same year that the women’s suffrage group the Silent Sentinels of Liberty protested outside of the White House during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency. The National Woman’s Party and suffragette Alice Stokes Paul organized the picket protest made up of over 2,000 women. Around 500 of the protesters were arrested for the illegal protest, and 168 ended up serving jail time. Two years after the Silent Sentinel’s White House protest, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

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