The Chicago 034 (45mm)
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The Chicago 034 (45mm)

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The Chicago 034 (45mm)
The Chicago 034 (45mm)
The Chicago 034 (45mm)
The Chicago 034 (45mm)
The Chicago 034 (45mm)
The Chicago 034 (45mm)
The Chicago 034 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 034 unique: 

A masterpiece born from the dedication and craftsmanship of the Elgin Watch Company, and originally crafted in 1920, this timeless pocketwatch movement has been transformed into a unique wristwatch. The vintage charm of its oxidated dial, with its weathered and rusted aesthetic, reflects the history it carries within. The heart of this watch is a testament to the enduring legacy of Elgin Watch Co, showcasing its unwavering commitment to precision and quality.

Encased in modern stainless steel, this timepiece harmoniously blends the classic with the contemporary. The bronze crown adds a touch of elegance, while the tan strap provides comfort and style. This conversion is not just a watch; it's a journey through time, a symbol of craftsmanship, and a reminder of the enduring dedication of American watchmaking.

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: 3EO1217034
  • Manufacture Year: 1920
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 034 unique: 

A masterpiece born from the dedication and craftsmanship of the Elgin Watch Company, and originally crafted in 1920, this timeless pocketwatch movement has been transformed into a unique wristwatch. The vintage charm of its oxidated dial, with its weathered and rusted aesthetic, reflects the history it carries within. The heart of this watch is a testament to the enduring legacy of Elgin Watch Co, showcasing its unwavering commitment to precision and quality.

Encased in modern stainless steel, this timepiece harmoniously blends the classic with the contemporary. The bronze crown adds a touch of elegance, while the tan strap provides comfort and style. This conversion is not just a watch; it's a journey through time, a symbol of craftsmanship, and a reminder of the enduring dedication of American watchmaking.

The Movement

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The Strap

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