The Springfield 564 (47mm)
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The Springfield 564 (47mm)

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The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)
The Springfield 564 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 564 unique: Today, we’re incredibly excited to present this opulent piece of American manufacturing history that was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company nearly a century ago — the Springfield 564. Although this stunning watch boasts many features to write home about, the most special and luxurious feature is its highly unique, awe-inspiring solid sterling silver dial. This dial features blued-steel heavy moon watch hands, a glimmering center, and helpful subdial with the inscription “Master.” The outer ring of the dial is truly magnificent — it features an 18k gold background and golden numerals. We encased this watch within our lightweight Machined Titanium case, and topped it off with a gold-plated crown that complements the piece’s affluent details. On the back of the watch, you can see its 405-grade open-face movement with a Going barrel, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The movement also features a center bridge plate that contains the engraving “Capitol” as well as 17 jewels and eye-catching gold-plated gears. Finally, we tied the piece together with our comfortable, artisan-designed Natural leather watch strap.

The Illinois Watch Company initially released this breathtaking pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year that American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews and his exploration party became the first people to discover non-avian dinosaur eggs. This landmark discovery that the group uncovered at the Flaming Cliffs of Mongolia served as a critical advancement in the study of dinosaurs and their reproduction. Initially, the group thought the eggs belonged to Protoceratops — a type of ceratopsian — but in 1995, paleontologists determined that the eggs actually belonged to an Oviraptor, which is a theropod.

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: 4291979
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 564 unique: Today, we’re incredibly excited to present this opulent piece of American manufacturing history that was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company nearly a century ago — the Springfield 564. Although this stunning watch boasts many features to write home about, the most special and luxurious feature is its highly unique, awe-inspiring solid sterling silver dial. This dial features blued-steel heavy moon watch hands, a glimmering center, and helpful subdial with the inscription “Master.” The outer ring of the dial is truly magnificent — it features an 18k gold background and golden numerals. We encased this watch within our lightweight Machined Titanium case, and topped it off with a gold-plated crown that complements the piece’s affluent details. On the back of the watch, you can see its 405-grade open-face movement with a Going barrel, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The movement also features a center bridge plate that contains the engraving “Capitol” as well as 17 jewels and eye-catching gold-plated gears. Finally, we tied the piece together with our comfortable, artisan-designed Natural leather watch strap.

The Illinois Watch Company initially released this breathtaking pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year that American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews and his exploration party became the first people to discover non-avian dinosaur eggs. This landmark discovery that the group uncovered at the Flaming Cliffs of Mongolia served as a critical advancement in the study of dinosaurs and their reproduction. Initially, the group thought the eggs belonged to Protoceratops — a type of ceratopsian — but in 1995, paleontologists determined that the eggs actually belonged to an Oviraptor, which is a theropod.

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