The Chicago 411 (47mm)
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The Chicago 411 (47mm)

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The Chicago 411 (47mm)
The Chicago 411 (47mm)
The Chicago 411 (47mm)
The Chicago 411 (47mm)
The Chicago 411 (47mm)
The Chicago 411 (47mm)
The Chicago 411 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 411 is the 411th 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 411 Unique: We couldn't just stop at one this Christmas! For a totally different aesthetic, we have a more ornate and delicate styled Holiday watch. We have seen some pretty Elgins but this one is especially intricate, with all of the gold detail across the pristine white dial, this watch makes you say "WOW". These hands are not only unique but add a gorgeous flair to this festive dial. The black roman numeral allows for the numbers to jump off the dial and we are excited to see how this case continues to patina while the round gold crown will continue to bring out the gold accents on the dial. This movement was produced in 1922 by the Elgin Watch Company, the same year the United States Lincoln Memorial was dedicated!

1922

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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: 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 411 is the 411th 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 411 Unique: We couldn't just stop at one this Christmas! For a totally different aesthetic, we have a more ornate and delicate styled Holiday watch. We have seen some pretty Elgins but this one is especially intricate, with all of the gold detail across the pristine white dial, this watch makes you say "WOW". These hands are not only unique but add a gorgeous flair to this festive dial. The black roman numeral allows for the numbers to jump off the dial and we are excited to see how this case continues to patina while the round gold crown will continue to bring out the gold accents on the dial. This movement was produced in 1922 by the Elgin Watch Company, the same year the United States Lincoln Memorial was dedicated!

1922

25011053

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