The Chicago 402 (47mm)
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The Chicago 402 (47mm)

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The Chicago 402 (47mm)
The Chicago 402 (47mm)
The Chicago 402 (47mm)
The Chicago 402 (47mm)
The Chicago 402 (47mm)
The Chicago 402 (47mm)
The Chicago 402 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 402 is the 402nd 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 402 Unique: This watch is quite the eye-catcher! The dial is overall in stunning shape with an engraved golden center that still shines. The classic blue steel hands create a perfect contrast to the gold center. The numerals are also in beautiful condition and add just a touch of whimsy to the overall feel of the watch. If you look closely at the background of the face you can see a brushed look to the metal of the dial. We decided on our DLC black case and knurled gold crown to accent the gold in the center. This movement was produced in 1925 by the Elgin Watch Company with 17jewels. 1925 was also the year "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published and this watch has a bit of that gold Gatsby flair!

1925

27864045

https://player.vimeo.com/video/471508021

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: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold 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 402 is the 402nd 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 402 Unique: This watch is quite the eye-catcher! The dial is overall in stunning shape with an engraved golden center that still shines. The classic blue steel hands create a perfect contrast to the gold center. The numerals are also in beautiful condition and add just a touch of whimsy to the overall feel of the watch. If you look closely at the background of the face you can see a brushed look to the metal of the dial. We decided on our DLC black case and knurled gold crown to accent the gold in the center. This movement was produced in 1925 by the Elgin Watch Company with 17jewels. 1925 was also the year "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published and this watch has a bit of that gold Gatsby flair!

1925

27864045

https://player.vimeo.com/video/471508021

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