The Chicago 366 (47mm)
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The Chicago 366 (47mm)

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The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)
The Chicago 366 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 366 is the 366th 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 366 Unique: Today we welcome the beautiful Chicago 366 from the Elgin Watch Company. We absolutely love this unique dial, with a subtle floral pattern on the inside accented by very angular shadow numerals. The slight wear around the outer edges of the minute indicators shows the age of this watch, while our machined titanium case and nickel crown bring it into the modern era. The blued steel hands bring a nice amount of color, while our stone strap completes the look. More bright silver-colored accents continue on the inside of this movement with this visually striking build plate. Beneath we find gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel, powered by 17 screw-set jewels. We love the spiral pattern that was machined onto the mainspring barrel and crown wheel. This watch was originally produced by the Elgin Watch Company, in Elgin, Illinois in 1926. Also in this same year, the very first liquid-fueled rocket was launched in Auburn, Massachusetts by Robert H. Goddard.

1926

29012279

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: 2021
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel 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 366 is the 366th 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 366 Unique: Today we welcome the beautiful Chicago 366 from the Elgin Watch Company. We absolutely love this unique dial, with a subtle floral pattern on the inside accented by very angular shadow numerals. The slight wear around the outer edges of the minute indicators shows the age of this watch, while our machined titanium case and nickel crown bring it into the modern era. The blued steel hands bring a nice amount of color, while our stone strap completes the look. More bright silver-colored accents continue on the inside of this movement with this visually striking build plate. Beneath we find gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel, powered by 17 screw-set jewels. We love the spiral pattern that was machined onto the mainspring barrel and crown wheel. This watch was originally produced by the Elgin Watch Company, in Elgin, Illinois in 1926. Also in this same year, the very first liquid-fueled rocket was launched in Auburn, Massachusetts by Robert H. Goddard.

1926

29012279

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