The Springfield 528 (47mm)
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The Springfield 528 (47mm)

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The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)
The Springfield 528 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 528 unique: Today, we’re delighted to showcase this splendid piece originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company nearly a century ago — the Springfield 528. This breathtaking timepiece boasts a stunning cream-colored dial with an intricate center pattern and stylish black numerals. The front of the watch also displays magnificent blued steel heavy moon watch hands. We encased this antique pocket watch within our Bronzed Titanium case and equipped it with a copper crown, complementing the watch’s unique colors and design. Our Bronzed Titanium case comes with a transparent back, enabling you to view the pocket watch’s stunning inner workings, including its 405-grade open-face movement with a center bridge plate and going barrel. You can also view the piece’s historic engravings, reading “Federal” and “Illinois Watch Co Springfield.” Finally, the back of the piece boasts rose gold-plated gears with 17 sumptuous jewels. We topped this one-of-a-kind watch off with our rugged and stylish Mojave leather watch strap, and we even added a solid bronze buckle, making the final piece even more special.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced the Springfield 528’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year Hal Roach Studios released an important entry in the history of American cinema: Safety Last! Safety Last! features the daring stunts and physical comedy of famous silent actor Harold Lloyd. The film contains one of the most iconic scenes from the silent era of filmmaking: a sequence in which Lloyd dangles from the side of a skyscraper while holding onto a clock hand. Although the famous feat looks incredibly dangerous, the production company accomplished the stunt by creating a fake wall on top of a skyscraper, creating the illusion that Lloyd’s life was in jeopardy during the climax of the film. In 1994, the Library of Congress added the movie to the National Film Registry because of its aesthetic significance in the history of film.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4359899
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 528 unique: Today, we’re delighted to showcase this splendid piece originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company nearly a century ago — the Springfield 528. This breathtaking timepiece boasts a stunning cream-colored dial with an intricate center pattern and stylish black numerals. The front of the watch also displays magnificent blued steel heavy moon watch hands. We encased this antique pocket watch within our Bronzed Titanium case and equipped it with a copper crown, complementing the watch’s unique colors and design. Our Bronzed Titanium case comes with a transparent back, enabling you to view the pocket watch’s stunning inner workings, including its 405-grade open-face movement with a center bridge plate and going barrel. You can also view the piece’s historic engravings, reading “Federal” and “Illinois Watch Co Springfield.” Finally, the back of the piece boasts rose gold-plated gears with 17 sumptuous jewels. We topped this one-of-a-kind watch off with our rugged and stylish Mojave leather watch strap, and we even added a solid bronze buckle, making the final piece even more special.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced the Springfield 528’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year Hal Roach Studios released an important entry in the history of American cinema: Safety Last! Safety Last! features the daring stunts and physical comedy of famous silent actor Harold Lloyd. The film contains one of the most iconic scenes from the silent era of filmmaking: a sequence in which Lloyd dangles from the side of a skyscraper while holding onto a clock hand. Although the famous feat looks incredibly dangerous, the production company accomplished the stunt by creating a fake wall on top of a skyscraper, creating the illusion that Lloyd’s life was in jeopardy during the climax of the film. In 1994, the Library of Congress added the movie to the National Film Registry because of its aesthetic significance in the history of film.

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