The Chicago 035 (45mm)
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The Chicago 035 (45mm)

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The Chicago 035 (45mm)
The Chicago 035 (45mm)
The Chicago 035 (45mm)
The Chicago 035 (45mm)
The Chicago 035 (45mm)
The Chicago 035 (45mm)
The Chicago 035 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 035 unique: This 12-size Elgin pocket watch has been transformed into a distinctive wristwatch, seamlessly blending the best of classic craftsmanship with modern wearability. The heart of this watch boasts a meticulously crafted movement with a jewel count of 17, ensuring precision and longevity. Housed in a stunning bronze case, this wristwatch reflects the heritage of American watchmaking and stands out as a unique and timeless accessory, ready to accompany you on your daily journey with both style and substance.

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: 24689425
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 035 unique: This 12-size Elgin pocket watch has been transformed into a distinctive wristwatch, seamlessly blending the best of classic craftsmanship with modern wearability. The heart of this watch boasts a meticulously crafted movement with a jewel count of 17, ensuring precision and longevity. Housed in a stunning bronze case, this wristwatch reflects the heritage of American watchmaking and stands out as a unique and timeless accessory, ready to accompany you on your daily journey with both style and substance.

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