The Springfield 570 (47mm)
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The Springfield 570 (47mm)

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The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)
The Springfield 570 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Springfield 570 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this remarkable watch that was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company over a century ago — the Springfield 570. The front of this impressive watch reveals a light-lavender blush dial with an intricate center design and blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. You can also see the watch’s helpful subdial and gold-colored numerals that match its minute indicators. We paired this antique pocket watch movement with our protective and fashionable Machined Titanium case and a gold-plated crown that matches the dial’s stunning details. Our Machined Titanium case features a transparent back, enabling you to view its 406-grade open-face movement with gold-plated gears, and 19 jewels throughout the bridge plate. You can also see the movement’s stylish engravings, including “Illinois Watch Co” and “Capitol.” Finally, the movement features a nickel finish and a Going barrel. We completed this terrific wristwatch with our eye-catching and comfortable Merlot leather watch strap.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced this awe-inspiring pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1921 — the same year that the first Major League Baseball game was broadcast on the radio. On August 5, 1921, the Pittsburgh Pirates went head-to-head against the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Pittsburgh AM radio station KDKA broadcast the event with Harold Arlin as the game’s announcer. The Pirates beat the Phillies 8-5. Later that year, KDKA and the Newark radio station WJZ broadcast the 1921 World Series, when the New York Giants defeated Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees in the eighth game.

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: 3870182
  • Manufacture Year: 1921
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Springfield 570 unique: Today, we’re excited to showcase this remarkable watch that was originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company over a century ago — the Springfield 570. The front of this impressive watch reveals a light-lavender blush dial with an intricate center design and blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. You can also see the watch’s helpful subdial and gold-colored numerals that match its minute indicators. We paired this antique pocket watch movement with our protective and fashionable Machined Titanium case and a gold-plated crown that matches the dial’s stunning details. Our Machined Titanium case features a transparent back, enabling you to view its 406-grade open-face movement with gold-plated gears, and 19 jewels throughout the bridge plate. You can also see the movement’s stylish engravings, including “Illinois Watch Co” and “Capitol.” Finally, the movement features a nickel finish and a Going barrel. We completed this terrific wristwatch with our eye-catching and comfortable Merlot leather watch strap.

The Illinois Watch Company initially produced this awe-inspiring pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1921 — the same year that the first Major League Baseball game was broadcast on the radio. On August 5, 1921, the Pittsburgh Pirates went head-to-head against the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Pittsburgh AM radio station KDKA broadcast the event with Harold Arlin as the game’s announcer. The Pirates beat the Phillies 8-5. Later that year, KDKA and the Newark radio station WJZ broadcast the 1921 World Series, when the New York Giants defeated Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees in the eighth game.

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