The Springfield 535 (47mm)
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The Springfield 535 (47mm)

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The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)
The Springfield 535 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 535 unique: Today, we’re delighted to feature this striking and highly unique watch initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 535. The Springfield 535’s original pocket watch boasts a remarkable dial with an aged cream-colored background as well as an octagonal frame and elegant pattern on the outside of the piece’s dark numerals. The front of the watch also features a darker center design matching its outer frame and blued steel diamond kite hands. We encased this remarkable pocket watch within our stylish Sandblasted titanium case and equipped it with a gold-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view its original 405-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, pendant setting, and going barrel. The watch’s movement also features gold-plated gears and 17 jewels throughout its center bridge plate. We finished off this one-of-a-kind piece of history by pairing it with our marsh green leather watch strap, which complements the watch’s exquisite dial.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this antique watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year that the United States Congress passed the Federal Probation Act, enabling U.S. courts to sentence legal offenders to probation rather than prison. The act also led to the eventual creation of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System in 1982.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4671489
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 535 unique: Today, we’re delighted to feature this striking and highly unique watch initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 535. The Springfield 535’s original pocket watch boasts a remarkable dial with an aged cream-colored background as well as an octagonal frame and elegant pattern on the outside of the piece’s dark numerals. The front of the watch also features a darker center design matching its outer frame and blued steel diamond kite hands. We encased this remarkable pocket watch within our stylish Sandblasted titanium case and equipped it with a gold-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view its original 405-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, pendant setting, and going barrel. The watch’s movement also features gold-plated gears and 17 jewels throughout its center bridge plate. We finished off this one-of-a-kind piece of history by pairing it with our marsh green leather watch strap, which complements the watch’s exquisite dial.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this antique watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year that the United States Congress passed the Federal Probation Act, enabling U.S. courts to sentence legal offenders to probation rather than prison. The act also led to the eventual creation of the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System in 1982.

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