The Chicago 039 (45mm)
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The Chicago 039 (45mm)

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The Chicago 039 (45mm)
The Chicago 039 (45mm)
The Chicago 039 (45mm)
The Chicago 039 (45mm)
The Chicago 039 (45mm)
The Chicago 039 (45mm)
The Chicago 039 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 039 unique: This blacked-out case helps the dial pop on this watch. With a silver crown to pull your eye across the top and onto the strap, you will love this timepiece. Elgin Watch Company made many fine watches in its day, and this one is no exception. Set with 17 jewels and crafted in 1921, the movement is a relic of watch-making created to last a lifetime. Now set in our modern case, and expertly serviced by our watchmakers, it will last another.  

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 23947698
  • Manufacture Year: 1921
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 039 unique: This blacked-out case helps the dial pop on this watch. With a silver crown to pull your eye across the top and onto the strap, you will love this timepiece. Elgin Watch Company made many fine watches in its day, and this one is no exception. Set with 17 jewels and crafted in 1921, the movement is a relic of watch-making created to last a lifetime. Now set in our modern case, and expertly serviced by our watchmakers, it will last another.  

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