The Chicago 351 (47mm)
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The Chicago 351 (47mm)

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The Chicago 351 (47mm)
The Chicago 351 (47mm)
The Chicago 351 (47mm)
The Chicago 351 (47mm)
The Chicago 351 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 351 is the 351st 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 351 Unique: This dial has no second hand. Something we don't see often, but is certainly something we're going to look for in future auctions! We used a merlot color strap to try to bring out the red and pink tones from the patina'd dial, and we think it was a success!

1918

20750391

https://player.vimeo.com/video/425669717

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: 2019
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: See Description
  • Crown/Hardware: Titanium
  • 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 351 is the 351st 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 351 Unique: This dial has no second hand. Something we don't see often, but is certainly something we're going to look for in future auctions! We used a merlot color strap to try to bring out the red and pink tones from the patina'd dial, and we think it was a success!

1918

20750391

https://player.vimeo.com/video/425669717

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