The Chicago 321 (47mm)
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The Chicago 321 (47mm)

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The Chicago 321 (47mm)
The Chicago 321 (47mm)
The Chicago 321 (47mm)
The Chicago 321 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 321 is the 321st one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Chicago 321" 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 321 Unique: The movement is what we call "two-tone" meaning that it was plated with rhodium and then custom machined to remove that rhodium plating in certain areas, displaying the brass underneath. This provides a very unique and special look to the movement which you can see through the back. 

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/431523049

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 Blackened Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • 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 321 is the 321st one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Chicago 321" 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 321 Unique: The movement is what we call "two-tone" meaning that it was plated with rhodium and then custom machined to remove that rhodium plating in certain areas, displaying the brass underneath. This provides a very unique and special look to the movement which you can see through the back. 

1916

18716729

https://player.vimeo.com/video/431523049

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