The Chicago 391 (47mm)
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The Chicago 391 (47mm)

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The Chicago 391 (47mm)
The Chicago 391 (47mm)
The Chicago 391 (47mm)
The Chicago 391 (47mm)
The Chicago 391 (47mm)
The Chicago 391 (47mm)
The Chicago 391 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 391 is the 391st 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 391 Unique: For those that want just a little bit of patina, but are still looking for a watch that's clean, wearable every day, and easy to tell the time, this one is perfect. We love the engraving in the center of the dial and we used a raw copper crown that will also patina and slowly match the dial over time. The Elgin movement was originally manufactured in 1927, which, fun fact, was the year of the worlds first armored car robbery. The Flathead Gang robbed an armored car near Pittsburgh, PA in March of 1927!

1927

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/452643776

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: Machined 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 391 is the 391st 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 391 Unique: For those that want just a little bit of patina, but are still looking for a watch that's clean, wearable every day, and easy to tell the time, this one is perfect. We love the engraving in the center of the dial and we used a raw copper crown that will also patina and slowly match the dial over time. The Elgin movement was originally manufactured in 1927, which, fun fact, was the year of the worlds first armored car robbery. The Flathead Gang robbed an armored car near Pittsburgh, PA in March of 1927!

1927

29227547

https://player.vimeo.com/video/452643776

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