The Chicago 427 (47mm)
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The Chicago 427 (47mm)

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The Chicago 427 (47mm)
The Chicago 427 (47mm)
The Chicago 427 (47mm)
The Chicago 427 (47mm)
The Chicago 427 (47mm)
The Chicago 427 (47mm)
The Chicago 427 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 427 is the 427th 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 427 Unique: This stunning Elgin features unique, bold and black numerals. We thought it would be the perfect fit for our diamond-like coating, titanium case. The double-sunk dial is another beautiful example of the kind of face Elgin is known for dreaming up. We paired it with our stone band for a monochromatic look. This watch is equipped with 17 Ruby and Sapphire jewels, along with gold-plated gears and a brass expansion balance. This uniquely shaped ¾ plate bridge is a signature look for Elgin, powered by a Breguet hairspring and Moseley regulator. This watch was originally produced in Elgin, Illinois in 1924, not far Northwest of Chicago. In the same year, Red Grange, “The Galloping Ghost,” of the University of Illinois scored four touchdowns in twelve minutes while playing the University of Michigan.

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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: 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 427 is the 427th 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 427 Unique: This stunning Elgin features unique, bold and black numerals. We thought it would be the perfect fit for our diamond-like coating, titanium case. The double-sunk dial is another beautiful example of the kind of face Elgin is known for dreaming up. We paired it with our stone band for a monochromatic look. This watch is equipped with 17 Ruby and Sapphire jewels, along with gold-plated gears and a brass expansion balance. This uniquely shaped ¾ plate bridge is a signature look for Elgin, powered by a Breguet hairspring and Moseley regulator. This watch was originally produced in Elgin, Illinois in 1924, not far Northwest of Chicago. In the same year, Red Grange, “The Galloping Ghost,” of the University of Illinois scored four touchdowns in twelve minutes while playing the University of Michigan.

1924

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