The Chicago 028 (45mm)
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The Chicago 028 (45mm)

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The Chicago 028 (45mm)
The Chicago 028 (45mm)
The Chicago 028 (45mm)
The Chicago 028 (45mm)
The Chicago 028 (45mm)
The Chicago 028 (45mm)
The Chicago 028 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 028 unique: This elegant watch was first manufactured by Elgin Watch Company in 1920. With only 14,000 in production, this Lord Elgin-grade movement is truly a rare find. We have set this movement with a polished bezel and machined stainless steel case that draws your eye to the dial. Gold Roman numerals, center dial engravings, and black hands make this watch a masterpiece of its time.

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: 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: 22474339
  • Manufacture Year: 1920
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 028 unique: This elegant watch was first manufactured by Elgin Watch Company in 1920. With only 14,000 in production, this Lord Elgin-grade movement is truly a rare find. We have set this movement with a polished bezel and machined stainless steel case that draws your eye to the dial. Gold Roman numerals, center dial engravings, and black hands make this watch a masterpiece of its time.

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