The Chicago 469 (47mm)
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The Chicago 469 (47mm)

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The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)
The Chicago 469 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 469 unique:

Today, we're pleased to bring you this sophisticated piece originally manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company in 1923 — the Chicago 469. This stunning watch boasts an immaculately designed dial with a pristine white background and dark, stylized numerals. It also sports a matching subdial as well as glimmering hour and minute hands. We equipped the pocket watch with a nickel-plated crown that pairs perfectly with the dial, and we encased the watch in our strong and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case. The case further emphasizes the watch's elegant design while offering excellent protection. The back of the watch has a 384-grade open-face movement with a going barrel, Moseley regulator, and Breguet hairspring. It also features luxurious and breath-taking gold-plated gears powered by 17 sapphire and ruby jewels atop its ¾ plate. Finally, we matched the watch with our comfortable Natural leather watch strap, making this gorgeous piece of history conveniently wearable. The Elgin National Watch Company manufactured the pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year in which Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner founded the Warner Bros. In the 1920s, the studio was known for championing sound in moving as they released the 1927 film The Jazz Singer, the first feature film to use recorded speech and singing. In 1956 — long after Sam Warner's death — Jack Warner secretly purchased a controlling interest in the company after convincing Harry and Albert to sell their stocks. After learning of his deception, Harry and Albert cut all ties with Jack and never spoke to him again. 

 

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
  • 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: 25246296
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 469 unique:

Today, we're pleased to bring you this sophisticated piece originally manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company in 1923 — the Chicago 469. This stunning watch boasts an immaculately designed dial with a pristine white background and dark, stylized numerals. It also sports a matching subdial as well as glimmering hour and minute hands. We equipped the pocket watch with a nickel-plated crown that pairs perfectly with the dial, and we encased the watch in our strong and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case. The case further emphasizes the watch's elegant design while offering excellent protection. The back of the watch has a 384-grade open-face movement with a going barrel, Moseley regulator, and Breguet hairspring. It also features luxurious and breath-taking gold-plated gears powered by 17 sapphire and ruby jewels atop its ¾ plate. Finally, we matched the watch with our comfortable Natural leather watch strap, making this gorgeous piece of history conveniently wearable. The Elgin National Watch Company manufactured the pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year in which Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner founded the Warner Bros. In the 1920s, the studio was known for championing sound in moving as they released the 1927 film The Jazz Singer, the first feature film to use recorded speech and singing. In 1956 — long after Sam Warner's death — Jack Warner secretly purchased a controlling interest in the company after convincing Harry and Albert to sell their stocks. After learning of his deception, Harry and Albert cut all ties with Jack and never spoke to him again. 

 

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