The Chicago 026 (45mm)
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The Chicago 026 (45mm)

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The Chicago 026 (45mm)
The Chicago 026 (45mm)
The Chicago 026 (45mm)
The Chicago 026 (45mm)
The Chicago 026 (45mm)
The Chicago 026 (45mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 026 is a stylish release from our American Artisan Series. Originally manufactured in 1916 by the Elgin Watch Company, this pocket watch conversion features a perfectly preserved white enamel dial with bold black numerals and blued steel spade & whip hands. We love the contrast of the black and white dial, so we've matched it with a black DLC coated steel case, stainless steel crown, and stitched cordovan leather strap.

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: Black DLC Machined Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 18968680
  • Manufacture Year: 1916
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Chicago 026 is a stylish release from our American Artisan Series. Originally manufactured in 1916 by the Elgin Watch Company, this pocket watch conversion features a perfectly preserved white enamel dial with bold black numerals and blued steel spade & whip hands. We love the contrast of the black and white dial, so we've matched it with a black DLC coated steel case, stainless steel crown, and stitched cordovan leather strap.

The Movement

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The Strap

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