The Chicago 015 (45mm)
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The Chicago 015 (45mm)

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The Chicago 015 (45mm)
The Chicago 015 (45mm)
The Chicago 015 (45mm)
The Chicago 015 (45mm)
The Chicago 015 (45mm)
The Chicago 015 (45mm)
The Chicago 015 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 015 unique: Discover the beauty and elegance of the Chicago 015 wristwatch conversion, a stunning tribute to the American watchmaking legacy. Crafted by the expert artisans at Vortic Watch Company, this timepiece is born out of an antique 17-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch first built in 1923.

Featuring a machined stainless steel case and a polished, coin-edged bezel, this watch exudes class and sophistication. The bronze crown adds a touch of vintage charm, while the black cordovan leather strap offers a comfortable fit. The watch's gold-plated gears offer a perfect harmony, visible through the open case back.

As part of the 45mm American Artisan Series, this watch is not just a timekeeping device, but a masterpiece of art and design.

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
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 25716062
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Chicago 015 unique: Discover the beauty and elegance of the Chicago 015 wristwatch conversion, a stunning tribute to the American watchmaking legacy. Crafted by the expert artisans at Vortic Watch Company, this timepiece is born out of an antique 17-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch first built in 1923.

Featuring a machined stainless steel case and a polished, coin-edged bezel, this watch exudes class and sophistication. The bronze crown adds a touch of vintage charm, while the black cordovan leather strap offers a comfortable fit. The watch's gold-plated gears offer a perfect harmony, visible through the open case back.

As part of the 45mm American Artisan Series, this watch is not just a timekeeping device, but a masterpiece of art and design.

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