The Springfield 532 (47mm)
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The Springfield 532 (47mm)

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The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)
The Springfield 532 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 532 unique: Today, we’re pleased to present this remarkable antique piece initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 532. The watch boasts an eye-catching dial with a stunning floral center pattern and bold, light-gold numerals that glimmer impressively against its aged, white background. The front of the watch also features a helpful subdial matching the dial’s style and colors as well as unique diamond kite hands. We paired the Illinois Watch Company’s sophisticated original pocket watch with our robust Gunmetal Titanium case and gold-plated crown, complementing the dial. On the back of the watch, you can view the timepiece’s 405-grade open-face movement with gold-plated gears. These gears turn perfectly on 17 opulent-looking jewels throughout its center bridge plate. Finally, we equipped this already remarkable watch with our hand-crafted and comfortable Rye leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind antique piece even more stylish and desirable.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured the pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1927 — the same year the Roxy Theatre movie palace opened in New York City. Although the theater closed and was demolished in 1960, it served as the location for important film premiers, including The Robe — the first film to use widescreen CinemaScope — in 1953. The Roxy Theatre was one of the largest movie theaters in North America and could seat an impressive 5,920 people. The building featured a stunning, Spanish-inspired auditorium that purportedly featured the world’s largest oval rug at the time. With its important premiers and lavish design, the movie theater became known as the “Cathedral of the Motion Picture.”

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4949450
  • Manufacture Year: 1927
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 532 unique: Today, we’re pleased to present this remarkable antique piece initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 532. The watch boasts an eye-catching dial with a stunning floral center pattern and bold, light-gold numerals that glimmer impressively against its aged, white background. The front of the watch also features a helpful subdial matching the dial’s style and colors as well as unique diamond kite hands. We paired the Illinois Watch Company’s sophisticated original pocket watch with our robust Gunmetal Titanium case and gold-plated crown, complementing the dial. On the back of the watch, you can view the timepiece’s 405-grade open-face movement with gold-plated gears. These gears turn perfectly on 17 opulent-looking jewels throughout its center bridge plate. Finally, we equipped this already remarkable watch with our hand-crafted and comfortable Rye leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind antique piece even more stylish and desirable.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured the pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1927 — the same year the Roxy Theatre movie palace opened in New York City. Although the theater closed and was demolished in 1960, it served as the location for important film premiers, including The Robe — the first film to use widescreen CinemaScope — in 1953. The Roxy Theatre was one of the largest movie theaters in North America and could seat an impressive 5,920 people. The building featured a stunning, Spanish-inspired auditorium that purportedly featured the world’s largest oval rug at the time. With its important premiers and lavish design, the movie theater became known as the “Cathedral of the Motion Picture.”

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