The Chicago 046 (45mm)
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The Chicago 046 (45mm)

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The Chicago 046 (45mm)
The Chicago 046 (45mm)
The Chicago 046 (45mm)
The Chicago 046 (45mm)
The Chicago 046 (45mm)
The Chicago 046 (45mm)
The Chicago 046 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 046 unique: This watch speaks for itself! We've given new life to a 1928 Elgin Watch Company pocket watch with an incredible dial and almost a century of history. A stunning robin's egg blue and gold design pops on a stark white dial with delicate Roman Numerals and blued steel spade hands. We've converted this piece with our stainless steel case, coin-edge bezel, and domed crystal to accent and highlight the artistry within. A stitched black leather strap completes the look. This piece is sure to draw looks and inspire questions.

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: 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: 30530270
  • Manufacture Year: 1928
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Chicago 046 unique: This watch speaks for itself! We've given new life to a 1928 Elgin Watch Company pocket watch with an incredible dial and almost a century of history. A stunning robin's egg blue and gold design pops on a stark white dial with delicate Roman Numerals and blued steel spade hands. We've converted this piece with our stainless steel case, coin-edge bezel, and domed crystal to accent and highlight the artistry within. A stitched black leather strap completes the look. This piece is sure to draw looks and inspire questions.

The Movement

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The Strap

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