The Chicago 390 (47mm)
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The Chicago 390 (47mm)

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The Chicago 390 (47mm)
The Chicago 390 (47mm)
The Chicago 390 (47mm)
The Chicago 390 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 390 is the 390th 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 390 Unique: The Chicago 390 is such a fun watch. The brass dial with beautiful script numerals really stands out against our Bronzed 3Dprinted titanium case. We used a Mojave strap for this one, which adds another layer of texture and works so well with the design. The 17 jewel movement was originally manufactured by the Elgin Watch Company in 1921. Fun fact, 1921 marked the opening of the worlds first fast food chain, White Castle.

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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 390 is the 390th 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 390 Unique: The Chicago 390 is such a fun watch. The brass dial with beautiful script numerals really stands out against our Bronzed 3Dprinted titanium case. We used a Mojave strap for this one, which adds another layer of texture and works so well with the design. The 17 jewel movement was originally manufactured by the Elgin Watch Company in 1921. Fun fact, 1921 marked the opening of the worlds first fast food chain, White Castle.

1921

23862314

https://player.vimeo.com/video/447536034

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The Strap

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