The Chicago 392 (47mm)
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The Chicago 392 (47mm)

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The Chicago 392 (47mm)
The Chicago 392 (47mm)
The Chicago 392 (47mm)
The Chicago 392 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 392 is the 392nd 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 392 Unique: This ornate gold filigree double sunk dial is nestled into our 3D bronzed case and is adorned with a round nickel crown. With Moss straps, a wood patterned filigree dial, and an engraved golden flower on the movement, this is the perfect watch for nature lovers! The Elgin movement was produced in 1923, which happens to be the same year the battleship USS Colorado was commissioned in New York Harbor.

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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: 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: See Description
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Chicago 392 is the 392nd 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 392 Unique: This ornate gold filigree double sunk dial is nestled into our 3D bronzed case and is adorned with a round nickel crown. With Moss straps, a wood patterned filigree dial, and an engraved golden flower on the movement, this is the perfect watch for nature lovers! The Elgin movement was produced in 1923, which happens to be the same year the battleship USS Colorado was commissioned in New York Harbor.

1923

25245021

https://player.vimeo.com/video/461000106

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