The Chicago 080 (47mm)
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The Chicago 080 (47mm)

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The Chicago 080 (47mm)
The Chicago 080 (47mm)
The Chicago 080 (47mm)
The Chicago 080 (47mm)
The Chicago 080 (47mm)
The Chicago 080 (47mm)
The Chicago 080 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 080 is the 80th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Chicago" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Chicago 080 Unique: We love the texture added when we case a movement and dial in our 3D bronzed titanium like we did with this watch. Between the case, the gold crown and on-laid numerals this watch has so much dimension and texture to it. The movement is 17jewels and was produced by the Elgin National Watch Company in 1925.

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/453752388

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: 2020
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: 3D Bronzed Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Chicago 080 is the 80th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Chicago" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Chicago 080 Unique: We love the texture added when we case a movement and dial in our 3D bronzed titanium like we did with this watch. Between the case, the gold crown and on-laid numerals this watch has so much dimension and texture to it. The movement is 17jewels and was produced by the Elgin National Watch Company in 1925.

1925

28368847

https://player.vimeo.com/video/453752388

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