The Chicago 016 (45mm)
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The Chicago 016 (45mm)

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The Chicago 016 (45mm)
The Chicago 016 (45mm)
The Chicago 016 (45mm)
The Chicago 016 (45mm)
The Chicago 016 (45mm)
The Chicago 016 (45mm)
The Chicago 016 (45mm)

Watch Description

We are thrilled to introduce the Chicago 016 V3, a wristwatch conversion created by Vortic Watch Company using an antique 17-jewel Elgin pocket watch from 1921. This timepiece features a polished stainless steel case, a coin-edged stainless steel bezel, a bronze crown, a rye leather strap, and gold-plated gears. As part of our American Artisan Series, this watch is handmade in the USA, and each one is unique.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 24031037
  • Manufacture Year: 1921
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
We are thrilled to introduce the Chicago 016 V3, a wristwatch conversion created by Vortic Watch Company using an antique 17-jewel Elgin pocket watch from 1921. This timepiece features a polished stainless steel case, a coin-edged stainless steel bezel, a bronze crown, a rye leather strap, and gold-plated gears. As part of our American Artisan Series, this watch is handmade in the USA, and each one is unique.

The Movement

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The Strap

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