The Springfield 525 (47mm)
285 reviews

The Springfield 525 (47mm)

Want to see more watches like this?

Subscribe to the Vortic newsletter to be the first to know when new watches are released.

The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)
The Springfield 525 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 525 unique:  Today, we are excited to showcase this incredible watch, initially manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1916. Protected by our durable, Machined Titanium case, this timepiece is sure to shine for years to come. On the main dial, you’ll see dark navy numbers and beautiful watch hands that match the color perfectly. The sub-dial is also striking, slightly iridescent with blue details. The faded vertical lines on the dial remind us of hardwood floors, giving this watch a natural appeal. Through the clear display case, you can examine gold-plated gears and a machined bridge plate, working together to bring new life to this piece. This powerful 405-grade watch contains 17 jewels and a gilded inscription that proudly states “The Autocrat.” To complement the navy tones of the piece, we added our Merlot leather strap and a nickel-plated crown. The result is truly stunning.

This watch was originally built in Springfield, Illinois, in 1916 — the same year when the temperature in Browning, Montana, plummeted from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) on the night of January 23. These shocking drops in temperature can occur frequently in Montana, resulting in a phenomenon known as “exploding trees.” When the temperature suddenly drops, the sap of the tree can freeze very quickly. The sudden change in mass causes some trees to “shatter,” omitting a gunshot-like sound as the tree bark splits.

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: 2967471
  • Manufacture Year: 1916
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 525 unique:  Today, we are excited to showcase this incredible watch, initially manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1916. Protected by our durable, Machined Titanium case, this timepiece is sure to shine for years to come. On the main dial, you’ll see dark navy numbers and beautiful watch hands that match the color perfectly. The sub-dial is also striking, slightly iridescent with blue details. The faded vertical lines on the dial remind us of hardwood floors, giving this watch a natural appeal. Through the clear display case, you can examine gold-plated gears and a machined bridge plate, working together to bring new life to this piece. This powerful 405-grade watch contains 17 jewels and a gilded inscription that proudly states “The Autocrat.” To complement the navy tones of the piece, we added our Merlot leather strap and a nickel-plated crown. The result is truly stunning.

This watch was originally built in Springfield, Illinois, in 1916 — the same year when the temperature in Browning, Montana, plummeted from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) on the night of January 23. These shocking drops in temperature can occur frequently in Montana, resulting in a phenomenon known as “exploding trees.” When the temperature suddenly drops, the sap of the tree can freeze very quickly. The sudden change in mass causes some trees to “shatter,” omitting a gunshot-like sound as the tree bark splits.

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

Buy Now, Pay Over Time WithAffirm Logo