The Springfield 545 (47mm)
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The Springfield 545 (47mm)

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The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)
The Springfield 545 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 545 unique: Today, we’re excited to present to you this highly distinct watch originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1926 — the Springfield 545. The antique pocket watch movement features a handsome dial with a golden center design pattern. This pattern features an intricate circular outline with stunning vertical lines in the center, some of which are straight while others waver aesthetically. This golden center looks especially stunning against the dial’s light-gray background. Finally, the front of the watch boasts bold, black numerals and blued steel diamond kite watch hands. We encased this breathtaking pocket watch within our Bronzed Titanium case and topped it off with a gold-plated crown, matching the dial’s center pattern. The back of the watch reveals a remarkable 274-grade open-face movement with a going barrel, Reed regulator, and double barrel escapement. You can also see the movement’s breathtaking gold-plated gears and 21 beautiful jewels throughout its ¾ plate. We added our comfortable, artisan-designed Natural leather watch strap to tie the piece together, and this strap complements the wristwatch’s color palette to make the final product even more special.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced this handsome watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1926 — the same year that the Aloha Tower was built in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Aloha Tower’s architect, Arthur L. Reynolds, designed the tower in the Hawaiian Gothic architectural style, and it served as an important lighthouse until 1975. Although the building no longer serves as a lighthouse, it’s still an important Hawaii landmark, and it was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1976.

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
  • Model Year: 2023
  • 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: 4741501
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 545 unique: Today, we’re excited to present to you this highly distinct watch originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1926 — the Springfield 545. The antique pocket watch movement features a handsome dial with a golden center design pattern. This pattern features an intricate circular outline with stunning vertical lines in the center, some of which are straight while others waver aesthetically. This golden center looks especially stunning against the dial’s light-gray background. Finally, the front of the watch boasts bold, black numerals and blued steel diamond kite watch hands. We encased this breathtaking pocket watch within our Bronzed Titanium case and topped it off with a gold-plated crown, matching the dial’s center pattern. The back of the watch reveals a remarkable 274-grade open-face movement with a going barrel, Reed regulator, and double barrel escapement. You can also see the movement’s breathtaking gold-plated gears and 21 beautiful jewels throughout its ¾ plate. We added our comfortable, artisan-designed Natural leather watch strap to tie the piece together, and this strap complements the wristwatch’s color palette to make the final product even more special.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced this handsome watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1926 — the same year that the Aloha Tower was built in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Aloha Tower’s architect, Arthur L. Reynolds, designed the tower in the Hawaiian Gothic architectural style, and it served as an important lighthouse until 1975. Although the building no longer serves as a lighthouse, it’s still an important Hawaii landmark, and it was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1976.

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