The Chicago 385 (47mm)
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The Chicago 385 (47mm)

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The Chicago 385 (47mm)
The Chicago 385 (47mm)
The Chicago 385 (47mm)
The Chicago 385 (47mm)
The Chicago 385 (47mm)
The Chicago 385 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 385 is the 385th 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 385 Unique: The Chicago 385 is a great mix of seemingly modern style but with old-world patina. The pinstripe pattern on the dial is very rare, and the last time we saw it, the dial was almost overly shiny. This dial however has been worn over time and the patina is just perfect. Even the movement has some patina around the edges. You can definitely tell this piece is roughly 100 years old!--

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/450262755

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: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan 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 385 is the 385th 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 385 Unique: The Chicago 385 is a great mix of seemingly modern style but with old-world patina. The pinstripe pattern on the dial is very rare, and the last time we saw it, the dial was almost overly shiny. This dial however has been worn over time and the patina is just perfect. Even the movement has some patina around the edges. You can definitely tell this piece is roughly 100 years old!--

1926

28570048

https://player.vimeo.com/video/450262755

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