The Chicago 401 (47mm)
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The Chicago 401 (47mm)

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The Chicago 401 (47mm)
The Chicago 401 (47mm)
The Chicago 401 (47mm)
The Chicago 401 (47mm)
The Chicago 401 (47mm)
The Chicago 401 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 401 is the 401th 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 401 Unique: Everything that glitters is the Chicago 401! A machined titanium case enhances the sparkle in the ornate floral silver filigree dial design. The floral motif continues on the back of the movement, with flowers engraved on the plate above the balance wheel. This intricately elegant Elgin movement was produced in 1908, which is the same year the Chicago Cub won their second back to back World Series Win.

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/465179354

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 401 is the 401th 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 401 Unique: Everything that glitters is the Chicago 401! A machined titanium case enhances the sparkle in the ornate floral silver filigree dial design. The floral motif continues on the back of the movement, with flowers engraved on the plate above the balance wheel. This intricately elegant Elgin movement was produced in 1908, which is the same year the Chicago Cub won their second back to back World Series Win.

1908

13254122

https://player.vimeo.com/video/465179354

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