The Chicago 036 (45mm)
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The Chicago 036 (45mm)

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The Chicago 036 (45mm)
The Chicago 036 (45mm)
The Chicago 036 (45mm)
The Chicago 036 (45mm)
The Chicago 036 (45mm)
The Chicago 036 (45mm)
The Chicago 036 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 036 unique: 

Elevate your timekeeping with this classic Elgin pocket watch, meticulously crafted and set with 17 jewels to enhance accuracy and durability. This vintage-inspired timepiece has received a contemporary upgrade, now encased in a sleek stainless steel housing that offers both style and protection.

The watch's dial exudes elegance, boasting a pristine white backdrop that serves as the perfect canvas for timekeeping that captivates your gaze. The Roman numerals gracing the dial provide a touch of vintage sophistication to the overall design. And don't miss the sub-dial, a feature that not only enhances precision but also adds a layer of complexity to the watch's aesthetic.

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: 27562804
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 036 unique: 

Elevate your timekeeping with this classic Elgin pocket watch, meticulously crafted and set with 17 jewels to enhance accuracy and durability. This vintage-inspired timepiece has received a contemporary upgrade, now encased in a sleek stainless steel housing that offers both style and protection.

The watch's dial exudes elegance, boasting a pristine white backdrop that serves as the perfect canvas for timekeeping that captivates your gaze. The Roman numerals gracing the dial provide a touch of vintage sophistication to the overall design. And don't miss the sub-dial, a feature that not only enhances precision but also adds a layer of complexity to the watch's aesthetic.

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