The Chicago 405 (47mm)
285 reviews

The Chicago 405 (47mm)

Want to see more watches like this?

Subscribe to the Vortic newsletter to be the first to know when new watches are released.

The Chicago 405 (47mm)
The Chicago 405 (47mm)
The Chicago 405 (47mm)
The Chicago 405 (47mm)
The Chicago 405 (47mm)
The Chicago 405 (47mm)
The Chicago 405 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 405 is the 405th 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 405 Unique: This is the perfect holiday watch for the enthusiast in your life, especially if that's you! Our machined bronze case provides a gorgeous finish that will patina beautifully over time, accentuated by the warm dial colors and the whimsical black numerals. The black cordovan strap was the obvious choice for this festive watch, adding a certain level of class that would make this watch quite the Conversation Piece. The movement in this watch was produced by the Elgin Watch Company and has 17jewels and a beautiful design engraved that still has some golden accents visible. Despite how different your holiday may look this year, this movement provides a little perspective as it was produced in 1919, the year prohibition was put into effect in the United States. Even though we might not be able to carry out all of our traditions this year, at least you can have toast!

1919

21589561

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 Bronze
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Horween Shell Cordovan 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 405 is the 405th 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 405 Unique: This is the perfect holiday watch for the enthusiast in your life, especially if that's you! Our machined bronze case provides a gorgeous finish that will patina beautifully over time, accentuated by the warm dial colors and the whimsical black numerals. The black cordovan strap was the obvious choice for this festive watch, adding a certain level of class that would make this watch quite the Conversation Piece. The movement in this watch was produced by the Elgin Watch Company and has 17jewels and a beautiful design engraved that still has some golden accents visible. Despite how different your holiday may look this year, this movement provides a little perspective as it was produced in 1919, the year prohibition was put into effect in the United States. Even though we might not be able to carry out all of our traditions this year, at least you can have toast!

1919

21589561

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

Buy Now, Pay Over Time WithAffirm Logo