The Chicago 414 (47mm)
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The Chicago 414 (47mm)

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The Chicago 414 (47mm)
The Chicago 414 (47mm)
The Chicago 414 (47mm)
The Chicago 414 (47mm)
The Chicago 414 (47mm)
The Chicago 414 (47mm)
The Chicago 414 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 414 is the 414th 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 414 Unique: We dressed up this wonderful hunting style watch with a machined titanium DLC coated black case and complemented it with a gold-coated crown. The dial has a subtle blue face adorned with a very unique gold star design around the numerals. These hunting-style watches are incredibly unique and we always get excited when we see one come through the shop. We think one of the best things about a Vortic watch is most of them have crowns at 12 o'clock, however we always get the question of can we put the crown in a "normal" position at 3 o'clock. We don't do this often because the crown needs to be larger due to our engineering system but for those that asked, here you go! In addition, we LOVE the radial numerals, meaning they follow the curve of the dial. This watch was manufactured in Elgin, Illinois in 1914 by the Elgin National Watch Company. 1914 was also the start of WWI in Europe, however President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed neutrality for the United States and we remained that way until April of 1917.

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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: 2021
  • 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 414 is the 414th 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 414 Unique: We dressed up this wonderful hunting style watch with a machined titanium DLC coated black case and complemented it with a gold-coated crown. The dial has a subtle blue face adorned with a very unique gold star design around the numerals. These hunting-style watches are incredibly unique and we always get excited when we see one come through the shop. We think one of the best things about a Vortic watch is most of them have crowns at 12 o'clock, however we always get the question of can we put the crown in a "normal" position at 3 o'clock. We don't do this often because the crown needs to be larger due to our engineering system but for those that asked, here you go! In addition, we LOVE the radial numerals, meaning they follow the curve of the dial. This watch was manufactured in Elgin, Illinois in 1914 by the Elgin National Watch Company. 1914 was also the start of WWI in Europe, however President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed neutrality for the United States and we remained that way until April of 1917.

1914

17354154

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