The Chicago 415 (47mm)
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The Chicago 415 (47mm)

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The Chicago 415 (47mm)
The Chicago 415 (47mm)
The Chicago 415 (47mm)
The Chicago 415 (47mm)
The Chicago 415 (47mm)
The Chicago 415 (47mm)
The Chicago 415 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 415 is the 415th 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 415 Unique: Every single watch has something unique that makes it stand out in the crowd from others like it, and this Elgin is a great example of that. A large majority of Elgin watches we find have a classic white dial with black numerals, so we get really excited when we find something like this that is a little out of the norm with lots of character. We especially love the checkerboard silver race flag on the dial with matching numerals. This watch was manufactured in 1921 in Elgin, Illinois. The largest race in America at this time was the Indianapolis 500, which was won that year by none other than Gaston Chevrolet. This movement is adorned with 17 ruby & sapphire jewels that are screw set to this ¾ build plate. We decided to pair this unique single sunk dial and cobalt blue hands with our dark navy strap. The case is machined titanium with a decorative nickel crown to top it off. A truly classy and unique one-of-a-kind timepiece from Elgin that truly shows it’s age.

1921

24031682

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: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel 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 415 is the 415th 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 415 Unique: Every single watch has something unique that makes it stand out in the crowd from others like it, and this Elgin is a great example of that. A large majority of Elgin watches we find have a classic white dial with black numerals, so we get really excited when we find something like this that is a little out of the norm with lots of character. We especially love the checkerboard silver race flag on the dial with matching numerals. This watch was manufactured in 1921 in Elgin, Illinois. The largest race in America at this time was the Indianapolis 500, which was won that year by none other than Gaston Chevrolet. This movement is adorned with 17 ruby & sapphire jewels that are screw set to this ¾ build plate. We decided to pair this unique single sunk dial and cobalt blue hands with our dark navy strap. The case is machined titanium with a decorative nickel crown to top it off. A truly classy and unique one-of-a-kind timepiece from Elgin that truly shows it’s age.

1921

24031682

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