The Chicago 033 (45mm)
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The Chicago 033 (45mm)

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The Chicago 033 (45mm)
The Chicago 033 (45mm)
The Chicago 033 (45mm)
The Chicago 033 (45mm)
The Chicago 033 (45mm)
The Chicago 033 (45mm)
The Chicago 033 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 033 unique:  This Elgin movement, originally manufactured in 1925 and adorned with 17 jewels, is a classic and timeless masterpiece of watchmaking craftsmanship. This particular movement is complemented by a beautifully and meticulously crafted dial that showcases Elgin's commitment to elegance. Now set within a modern watch case made of bronze, featuring a bronze crown, stainless steel bezel, and a tan strap, it seamlessly blends vintage charm with contemporary finesse.

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 Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Bronze
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 27252441
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 033 unique:  This Elgin movement, originally manufactured in 1925 and adorned with 17 jewels, is a classic and timeless masterpiece of watchmaking craftsmanship. This particular movement is complemented by a beautifully and meticulously crafted dial that showcases Elgin's commitment to elegance. Now set within a modern watch case made of bronze, featuring a bronze crown, stainless steel bezel, and a tan strap, it seamlessly blends vintage charm with contemporary finesse.

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