The Chicago 393 (47mm)
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The Chicago 393 (47mm)

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The Chicago 393 (47mm)
The Chicago 393 (47mm)
The Chicago 393 (47mm)
The Chicago 393 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 393 is the 393rd 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 393 Unique: The Chicago 393 boasts an intriguingly designed filigree on the double sunk dial, which makes this watch perfect for day or night. The raw round copper crown and clean machined titanium case keep the eye focused on the watch face, while the Crimson leather straps add a playful pop of autumn color. The Elgin movement was manufactured in 1925, the same year the Lava Beds National Monument was established in northeastern California.

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/461000348

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 393 is the 393rd 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 393 Unique: The Chicago 393 boasts an intriguingly designed filigree on the double sunk dial, which makes this watch perfect for day or night. The raw round copper crown and clean machined titanium case keep the eye focused on the watch face, while the Crimson leather straps add a playful pop of autumn color. The Elgin movement was manufactured in 1925, the same year the Lava Beds National Monument was established in northeastern California.

1925

27660940

https://player.vimeo.com/video/461000348

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