The Chicago 018 (45mm)
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The Chicago 018 (45mm)

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The Chicago 018 (45mm)
The Chicago 018 (45mm)
The Chicago 018 (45mm)
The Chicago 018 (45mm)
The Chicago 018 (45mm)
The Chicago 018 (45mm)
The Chicago 018 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 018 unique: The Vortic Watch Company is proud to present the Chicago 018, a pocket watch conversion from the American Artisan Series. This watch is crafted from a 1914 Elgin Watch Company pocket watch with 17 jewels, and has been carefully restored for you to wear as a piece of preserved American History.

This case is made of sandblasted stainless steel, with a satin-finished, scalloped-edge stainless steel bezel. A black cordovan leather strap has been paired with this elegant watch for a comfortable fit. The classic design of this American-made pocket watch is preserved in this modern wristwatch and will now last for a further 100 years or more.

The Chicago 018 is a timeless piece that is sure to be admired for years to come. It is a unique combination of classic style and modern design and the perfect way to show off your appreciation for history and craftsmanship.
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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: Sandblasted
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 17589007
  • Manufacture Year: 1914
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 018 unique: The Vortic Watch Company is proud to present the Chicago 018, a pocket watch conversion from the American Artisan Series. This watch is crafted from a 1914 Elgin Watch Company pocket watch with 17 jewels, and has been carefully restored for you to wear as a piece of preserved American History.

This case is made of sandblasted stainless steel, with a satin-finished, scalloped-edge stainless steel bezel. A black cordovan leather strap has been paired with this elegant watch for a comfortable fit. The classic design of this American-made pocket watch is preserved in this modern wristwatch and will now last for a further 100 years or more.

The Chicago 018 is a timeless piece that is sure to be admired for years to come. It is a unique combination of classic style and modern design and the perfect way to show off your appreciation for history and craftsmanship.
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