The Chicago 432 (47mm)
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The Chicago 432 (47mm)

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The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)
The Chicago 432 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago 432 is the 432nd 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 432 Unique: We are elated to bring you this exquisite example of craftsmanship from the Elgin National Watch Company, the Chicago 432. The features of this watch are truly unique with amazing detail on this double-sunk dial, bringing out the intricate design work along with these bold numerals. We matched the gold of the dial with our gold-plated crown and hardware and tied it in with our beautiful tan strap. The softness of this sandblasted titanium case works well with the dial and strap, giving this watch a truly classy feel that will surely turn heads. The unique features on the outside are just as unique as what is on the inside of this fabulous movement. A brilliantly aged build plate shows the age of this watch, as well as showcasing Elgin’s signature Moseley regulator and ¾ build plate. 17 screw-set jewels power the gold-plated gears as a Breguet hairspring. This watch was originally manufactured in 1923 in Elgin, Illinois. This year also marks the very first live broadcast of a professional ice hockey game, by Norman Albert in Toronto, Canada for the Ontario Hockey league.

1923

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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: Machined 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 432 is the 432nd 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 432 Unique: We are elated to bring you this exquisite example of craftsmanship from the Elgin National Watch Company, the Chicago 432. The features of this watch are truly unique with amazing detail on this double-sunk dial, bringing out the intricate design work along with these bold numerals. We matched the gold of the dial with our gold-plated crown and hardware and tied it in with our beautiful tan strap. The softness of this sandblasted titanium case works well with the dial and strap, giving this watch a truly classy feel that will surely turn heads. The unique features on the outside are just as unique as what is on the inside of this fabulous movement. A brilliantly aged build plate shows the age of this watch, as well as showcasing Elgin’s signature Moseley regulator and ¾ build plate. 17 screw-set jewels power the gold-plated gears as a Breguet hairspring. This watch was originally manufactured in 1923 in Elgin, Illinois. This year also marks the very first live broadcast of a professional ice hockey game, by Norman Albert in Toronto, Canada for the Ontario Hockey league.

1923

25873614

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