The Chicago 017 (45mm)
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The Chicago 017 (45mm)

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The Chicago 017 (45mm)
The Chicago 017 (45mm)
The Chicago 017 (45mm)
The Chicago 017 (45mm)
The Chicago 017 (45mm)
The Chicago 017 (45mm)
The Chicago 017 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 017 unique: Introducing the Chicago 017, a stunning wristwatch conversion that blends the classic design of an antique pocket watch with modern style and precision. Our team at Vortic Watch Company has taken an Elgin Watch Company pocket watch from 1919 and transformed it into a beautifully polished stainless steel watch with a bronze crown, a black cordovan leather strap, and gold-plated gears. We are proud to say that this watch is part of our American Artisan Series, which features unique timepieces made by hand right here in the USA.

The Chicago 017 perfectly exemplifies our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail. We have preserved the original 17-jewel movement of the pocket watch and incorporated it into a polished stainless steel case and bezel, resulting in a durable and sophisticated watch. With its classic yet modern design, the Chicago 017 is a timepiece that is sure to turn heads and start conversations. So why settle for a mass-produced watch when you can own a one-of-a-kind piece of American history? Experience the beauty and precision of the Chicago 017 today!

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: 21746059
  • Manufacture Year: 1919
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 017 unique: Introducing the Chicago 017, a stunning wristwatch conversion that blends the classic design of an antique pocket watch with modern style and precision. Our team at Vortic Watch Company has taken an Elgin Watch Company pocket watch from 1919 and transformed it into a beautifully polished stainless steel watch with a bronze crown, a black cordovan leather strap, and gold-plated gears. We are proud to say that this watch is part of our American Artisan Series, which features unique timepieces made by hand right here in the USA.

The Chicago 017 perfectly exemplifies our commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail. We have preserved the original 17-jewel movement of the pocket watch and incorporated it into a polished stainless steel case and bezel, resulting in a durable and sophisticated watch. With its classic yet modern design, the Chicago 017 is a timepiece that is sure to turn heads and start conversations. So why settle for a mass-produced watch when you can own a one-of-a-kind piece of American history? Experience the beauty and precision of the Chicago 017 today!

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