The Springfield 548 (47mm)
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The Springfield 548 (47mm)

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The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)
The Springfield 548 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 548 unique: We’re pleased to feature this highly sophisticated piece that was initially released by the Illinois Watch Company in 1915 — the Springfield 548. This remarkable and historic watch features stylish black hour numerals and blood-orange minute numerals that display stunningly against the dial’s pristine white background. The front of the piece also features a useful subdial and blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. We paired this handsome pocket watch with our gorgeous Bronzed Titanium case and topped it off with a copper crown. Our case and crown make the front of this antique watch even more eye-catching. In addition to unmatched style, our Bronzed Titanium case also boasts a transparent back, enabling you to view the pocket watch’s original 405-grade open-face movement with a Going barrel, pendant setting, and nickel finish. You can also see the movement’s robust gold-plated gears and 17 sumptuous-looking jewels throughout its center bridge plate. Finally, we matched this one-of-a-kind watch with our artisan-designed stout leather watch strap, making the final product even more appealing.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this historic piece in Springfield, Illinois, in 1915 — the same year that Babe Ruth hit his first career home run. On May 6, 1915, the Boston Red Sox went head-to-head against the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan. The game was 0-0 up until the third inning, when Ruth had the opportunity to display his incredible left-hand batting talent. His hit sent the ball flying into the second tier of the stadium’s right-field grandstands. Babe Ruth was only a rookie, but he showcased his tremendous talent and quickly became a legend on the field. He went on to win 18 games with the Red Sox that year, including the World Series.

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: 2700953
  • Manufacture Year: 1915
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 548 unique: We’re pleased to feature this highly sophisticated piece that was initially released by the Illinois Watch Company in 1915 — the Springfield 548. This remarkable and historic watch features stylish black hour numerals and blood-orange minute numerals that display stunningly against the dial’s pristine white background. The front of the piece also features a useful subdial and blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. We paired this handsome pocket watch with our gorgeous Bronzed Titanium case and topped it off with a copper crown. Our case and crown make the front of this antique watch even more eye-catching. In addition to unmatched style, our Bronzed Titanium case also boasts a transparent back, enabling you to view the pocket watch’s original 405-grade open-face movement with a Going barrel, pendant setting, and nickel finish. You can also see the movement’s robust gold-plated gears and 17 sumptuous-looking jewels throughout its center bridge plate. Finally, we matched this one-of-a-kind watch with our artisan-designed stout leather watch strap, making the final product even more appealing.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured this historic piece in Springfield, Illinois, in 1915 — the same year that Babe Ruth hit his first career home run. On May 6, 1915, the Boston Red Sox went head-to-head against the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan. The game was 0-0 up until the third inning, when Ruth had the opportunity to display his incredible left-hand batting talent. His hit sent the ball flying into the second tier of the stadium’s right-field grandstands. Babe Ruth was only a rookie, but he showcased his tremendous talent and quickly became a legend on the field. He went on to win 18 games with the Red Sox that year, including the World Series.

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