The Springfield 547 (47mm)
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The Springfield 547 (47mm)

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The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)
The Springfield 547 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 547 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present to you this breathtaking watch that was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 547. The front of this splendid watch boasts an antique, cream-colored dial with bold, golden-brown numerals and also features a distinct, aged center with blued steel solid diamond kite watch hands. We matched this elegant pocket watch with our opulent-looking and powerful PVD Zircon Gold case, and we topped it off with a gold-plated crown to highlight the patinaed face. On the back of the watch, you can see its antique 127-grade open-face movement with a Going barrel, nickel finish, pendant setting, and center bridge plate. The rear side of this stunning piece also displays robust and eye-catching gold-plated gears that spin freely on 17 remarkable jewels. Finally, we paired this one-of-a-kind watch with our comfortable Cordovan Black leather watch strap, making this sophisticated timepiece even more unforgettable.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced the Springfield 547’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1932 — the same year that Hattie Wyatt Caraway became the first woman to serve a full term as a United States Senator. Technically, the first woman to become a US Senator was Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia, but she only served a single day as a senator. Hattie Caraway was born in Tennessee, but she was elected as a representative for Arkansas. She served as an US Senator until 1945, when she lost the Democratic nomination to J. William Fulbright.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 5570913
  • Manufacture Year: 1932
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 547 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present to you this breathtaking watch that was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company — the Springfield 547. The front of this splendid watch boasts an antique, cream-colored dial with bold, golden-brown numerals and also features a distinct, aged center with blued steel solid diamond kite watch hands. We matched this elegant pocket watch with our opulent-looking and powerful PVD Zircon Gold case, and we topped it off with a gold-plated crown to highlight the patinaed face. On the back of the watch, you can see its antique 127-grade open-face movement with a Going barrel, nickel finish, pendant setting, and center bridge plate. The rear side of this stunning piece also displays robust and eye-catching gold-plated gears that spin freely on 17 remarkable jewels. Finally, we paired this one-of-a-kind watch with our comfortable Cordovan Black leather watch strap, making this sophisticated timepiece even more unforgettable.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced the Springfield 547’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1932 — the same year that Hattie Wyatt Caraway became the first woman to serve a full term as a United States Senator. Technically, the first woman to become a US Senator was Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia, but she only served a single day as a senator. Hattie Caraway was born in Tennessee, but she was elected as a representative for Arkansas. She served as an US Senator until 1945, when she lost the Democratic nomination to J. William Fulbright.

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