The Chicago 400 (47mm)
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The Chicago 400 (47mm)

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The Chicago 400 (47mm)
The Chicago 400 (47mm)
The Chicago 400 (47mm)
The Chicago 400 (47mm)
The Chicago 400 (47mm)
The Chicago 400 (47mm)
The Chicago 400 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 400 is the 400th 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 400 Unique: We decided to mark this St. Patrick’s day and the re-launching of our Watch of the Day program with this very unique Elgin dial and movement originally manufactured in Elgin, Illinois in 1925. We cased this watch in machined bronze to accent the very ornate gold dial and hands. With such a unique touch of green in the center of the dial, we knew when we saw this watch that it would be a perfect fit for St. Patrick’s day. In addition, we added a very special engraving on the case back to mark the occasion, the first time we have signified a Watch of the Day with a custom engraving! It was said that when St. Patrick originally brought Christianity to Ireland, he used a green three-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity. The tradition has grown through the years to wear green on March 17. This special watch will mark the occasion and is sure to keep you from missing out on the festivities.

1925

28234395

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: 2021
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Bronze
  • 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: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Chicago 400 is the 400th 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 400 Unique: We decided to mark this St. Patrick’s day and the re-launching of our Watch of the Day program with this very unique Elgin dial and movement originally manufactured in Elgin, Illinois in 1925. We cased this watch in machined bronze to accent the very ornate gold dial and hands. With such a unique touch of green in the center of the dial, we knew when we saw this watch that it would be a perfect fit for St. Patrick’s day. In addition, we added a very special engraving on the case back to mark the occasion, the first time we have signified a Watch of the Day with a custom engraving! It was said that when St. Patrick originally brought Christianity to Ireland, he used a green three-leaf clover to explain the Holy Trinity. The tradition has grown through the years to wear green on March 17. This special watch will mark the occasion and is sure to keep you from missing out on the festivities.

1925

28234395

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