The Chicago 019 (45mm)
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The Chicago 019 (45mm)

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The Chicago 019 (45mm)
The Chicago 019 (45mm)
The Chicago 019 (45mm)
The Chicago 019 (45mm)
The Chicago 019 (45mm)
The Chicago 019 (45mm)
The Chicago 019 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 019 unique: Introducing the Chicago 019 from the Vortic Watch Company's American Artisan Series.

This pocket watch conversion preserves a timeless piece of American watchmaking history – built from an antique 17-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch first built in 1924, this antique movement is ready for its new life with you.

In addition to the amazing bas-relief etching on its face, the watch features a sandblasted stainless steel case (45mm), a polished stainless steel bezel, a machined stainless steel crown, a natural leather strap, and gold-plated gears.

This pocket watch conversion was crafted right here in Fort Collins, Colorado by the Vortic Watch Company. It is a unique and special piece that will stand the test of time. The Chicago 019 is a stunning addition to any collection and a perfect way to add a touch of classic style to any look.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 26873677
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 019 unique: Introducing the Chicago 019 from the Vortic Watch Company's American Artisan Series.

This pocket watch conversion preserves a timeless piece of American watchmaking history – built from an antique 17-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch first built in 1924, this antique movement is ready for its new life with you.

In addition to the amazing bas-relief etching on its face, the watch features a sandblasted stainless steel case (45mm), a polished stainless steel bezel, a machined stainless steel crown, a natural leather strap, and gold-plated gears.

This pocket watch conversion was crafted right here in Fort Collins, Colorado by the Vortic Watch Company. It is a unique and special piece that will stand the test of time. The Chicago 019 is a stunning addition to any collection and a perfect way to add a touch of classic style to any look.

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