Chicago 383 (47mm)
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Chicago 383 (47mm)

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Chicago 383 (47mm)
Chicago 383 (47mm)
Chicago 383 (47mm)
Chicago 383 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 383 is the 383rd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Chicago" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Chicago 383 Unique: This watch is the definition of patina - no watch in the world will ever look exactly like this! We don't know the origin of the dial or why it's patina'd in the way that it has but it is absolutely beautiful and certainly is deserving of the term "Conversation Piece". Most of the time when a dial has this much patina it is difficult to tell the time however, because the numerals on this dial are so big and bold that wouldn't be a problem.

1923

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/441157178

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: 2020
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: 3D Raw Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

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

The Chicago 383 is the 383rd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Chicago" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Chicago 383 Unique: This watch is the definition of patina - no watch in the world will ever look exactly like this! We don't know the origin of the dial or why it's patina'd in the way that it has but it is absolutely beautiful and certainly is deserving of the term "Conversation Piece". Most of the time when a dial has this much patina it is difficult to tell the time however, because the numerals on this dial are so big and bold that wouldn't be a problem.

1923

25634252

https://player.vimeo.com/video/441157178

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