The Springfield 526 (47mm)
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The Springfield 526 (47mm)

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The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)
The Springfield 526 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 526 unique: We are excited to bring you today’s watch of the day — the Springfield 526. Initially crafted by Illinois Watch Company in 1923, this sensational timepiece features a patinated cream-colored face with a matching sub-dial. The face of the watch also features blued diamond-kite hands that strikingly contrast the piece’s gold numerals and minute marks. To further highlight this watch’s antique face, we have paired it with our machined titanium case and topped it with a copper crown. As you turn the watch over, you can view the stunning inner workings of the timepiece’s machined nickel bridge plate through our case’s unique clear back. The watch’s caliber also showcases eye-catching gold-plated gears that rotate around 17 sumptuous jewels. Additionally, the movement features a pendant movement setting and going barrel. We have matched this captivating piece of history with our comfortable natural leather watch strap to complement the face’s hues.

Warner Brothers Pictures was formally established in the same year this watch was produced. Albert, Harry, Jack, and Samuel Warner had partnered together in the past to create the Duquesne Amusement & Supply Company in 1904 — a film exchange that distributed nickelodeons. However, the brothers made a monumental change from distributing films to producing films in 1924 when they purchased their first film studio on Sunset Boulevard. Warner Bros. is known for creating timeless films such as Casablanca and currently continues on the brother’s legacy today.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4372031
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 526 unique: We are excited to bring you today’s watch of the day — the Springfield 526. Initially crafted by Illinois Watch Company in 1923, this sensational timepiece features a patinated cream-colored face with a matching sub-dial. The face of the watch also features blued diamond-kite hands that strikingly contrast the piece’s gold numerals and minute marks. To further highlight this watch’s antique face, we have paired it with our machined titanium case and topped it with a copper crown. As you turn the watch over, you can view the stunning inner workings of the timepiece’s machined nickel bridge plate through our case’s unique clear back. The watch’s caliber also showcases eye-catching gold-plated gears that rotate around 17 sumptuous jewels. Additionally, the movement features a pendant movement setting and going barrel. We have matched this captivating piece of history with our comfortable natural leather watch strap to complement the face’s hues.

Warner Brothers Pictures was formally established in the same year this watch was produced. Albert, Harry, Jack, and Samuel Warner had partnered together in the past to create the Duquesne Amusement & Supply Company in 1904 — a film exchange that distributed nickelodeons. However, the brothers made a monumental change from distributing films to producing films in 1924 when they purchased their first film studio on Sunset Boulevard. Warner Bros. is known for creating timeless films such as Casablanca and currently continues on the brother’s legacy today.

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