The Chicago 014 (45mm)
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The Chicago 014 (45mm)

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The Chicago 014 (45mm)
The Chicago 014 (45mm)
The Chicago 014 (45mm)
The Chicago 014 (45mm)
The Chicago 014 (45mm)
The Chicago 014 (45mm)
The Chicago 014 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 014 unique:  We are delighted to introduce our latest masterpiece, the Chicago 014 wristwatch conversion from Vortic Watch Company.

Part of our esteemed American Artisan Series, this exceptional timepiece is built from a vintage 17-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch, originally produced in 1925. This watch perfectly embodies modern sophistication and vintage charm with its machined stainless steel case, polished bezel, and solid bronze crown.

The deep merlot leather strap perfectly complements the elegant design of the machined titanium case, while the copper crown adds a touch of warmth to the overall aesthetic. This exquisite combination of elements is a true testament to the artistry and precision that goes into every Vortic Watch Company creation.

At the heart of the Chicago 014 is a vintage Elgin movement, carefully restored and converted into a fully functional wristwatch. With its unique history and heritage, this watch is a true work of art that seamlessly blends the classic elegance of the past with the modern sophistication of the present. Whether worn to a formal event or as a statement piece, the Chicago 014 is sure to captivate and enchant, drawing attention to its stunning design and impeccable craftsmanship.

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 Diameter: 45mm
  • Case Material: Machined Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 27560303
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 014 unique:  We are delighted to introduce our latest masterpiece, the Chicago 014 wristwatch conversion from Vortic Watch Company.

Part of our esteemed American Artisan Series, this exceptional timepiece is built from a vintage 17-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch, originally produced in 1925. This watch perfectly embodies modern sophistication and vintage charm with its machined stainless steel case, polished bezel, and solid bronze crown.

The deep merlot leather strap perfectly complements the elegant design of the machined titanium case, while the copper crown adds a touch of warmth to the overall aesthetic. This exquisite combination of elements is a true testament to the artistry and precision that goes into every Vortic Watch Company creation.

At the heart of the Chicago 014 is a vintage Elgin movement, carefully restored and converted into a fully functional wristwatch. With its unique history and heritage, this watch is a true work of art that seamlessly blends the classic elegance of the past with the modern sophistication of the present. Whether worn to a formal event or as a statement piece, the Chicago 014 is sure to captivate and enchant, drawing attention to its stunning design and impeccable craftsmanship.

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