The Springfield 566 (47mm)
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The Springfield 566 (47mm)

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The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)
The Springfield 566 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 566 unique: Today, we’re delighted to showcase this breathtaking watch that was initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company over a century ago — the Springfield 566. The watch features a white dial with gothic-styled black hour numerals. The face also features helpful red minute numerals in five-minute increments and a subdial. Finally, you can see the watch’s strikingly-handsome blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. We complemented these fine watch hands and the rest of the dial with our robust and stylish Blued Titanium case and a nickel-plated crown. Our Blued Titanium case comes with a transparent back, allowing you to see the movement’s original intricate and stunning details, including its gold-plated gears, nickel finish, and pendant setting. This sophisticated movement also boasts 17 striking jewels throughout its center bridge plate, as well as a Going barrel. We paired this exceptional piece of American manufacturing history with our comfortable Black leather watch strap, which suits the watch’s style harmoniously.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured the pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1916 — the same year that President Woodrow Wilson established the Council of National Defense, which coordinated resources for the Allied war effort during World War I. They supported the war effort by organizing the production and transportation of industrial and farm resources. Additionally, they organized financial and public support for the Great War before the United States entered the war. The council disbanded in 1921, two years after the Treaty of Versailles.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Illinois Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3073666
  • Manufacture Year: 1916
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 566 unique: Today, we’re delighted to showcase this breathtaking watch that was initially produced by the Illinois Watch Company over a century ago — the Springfield 566. The watch features a white dial with gothic-styled black hour numerals. The face also features helpful red minute numerals in five-minute increments and a subdial. Finally, you can see the watch’s strikingly-handsome blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. We complemented these fine watch hands and the rest of the dial with our robust and stylish Blued Titanium case and a nickel-plated crown. Our Blued Titanium case comes with a transparent back, allowing you to see the movement’s original intricate and stunning details, including its gold-plated gears, nickel finish, and pendant setting. This sophisticated movement also boasts 17 striking jewels throughout its center bridge plate, as well as a Going barrel. We paired this exceptional piece of American manufacturing history with our comfortable Black leather watch strap, which suits the watch’s style harmoniously.

The Illinois Watch Company originally manufactured the pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1916 — the same year that President Woodrow Wilson established the Council of National Defense, which coordinated resources for the Allied war effort during World War I. They supported the war effort by organizing the production and transportation of industrial and farm resources. Additionally, they organized financial and public support for the Great War before the United States entered the war. The council disbanded in 1921, two years after the Treaty of Versailles.

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