The Chicago 023 (45mm)
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The Chicago 023 (45mm)

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The Chicago 023 (45mm)
The Chicago 023 (45mm)
The Chicago 023 (45mm)
The Chicago 023 (45mm)
The Chicago 023 (45mm)
The Chicago 023 (45mm)
The Chicago 023 (45mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 023 is an eye-catching wristwatch conversion by Vortic Watch Company. The pocket watch preserved in this timepiece was produced in 1925 by the Elgin Watch Company in Elgin, Illinois. Our stainless steel case and crown enclose and preserve a stunning cream dial accented with cobalt blue numerals and hands, while the exhibition back reveals gold-plated gears and ornate damaskeening engravings. We’ve accentuated these details with a blue leather strap, the resulting timepiece being a perfect balance of old and new.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Elgin Watch Company. We call this model "The Chicago" because of the company's proximity to the city.

Also known as Elgin National Watch Company, Elgin wasn't only the largest watch manufacturer in the United States, but the largest watch manufacturer in the world for almost 100 years, operating from 1864-1964. The company often used a depiction of father time on advertisements. At one point, the company was making 7,500 watch movements per week and had 2,300 employees. The factory was demolished in 1966 and replaced with a shopping center.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 27757002
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Chicago 023 is an eye-catching wristwatch conversion by Vortic Watch Company. The pocket watch preserved in this timepiece was produced in 1925 by the Elgin Watch Company in Elgin, Illinois. Our stainless steel case and crown enclose and preserve a stunning cream dial accented with cobalt blue numerals and hands, while the exhibition back reveals gold-plated gears and ornate damaskeening engravings. We’ve accentuated these details with a blue leather strap, the resulting timepiece being a perfect balance of old and new.

The Movement

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The Strap

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