The Chicago 474 (47mm)
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The Chicago 474 (47mm)

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The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)
The Chicago 474 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 474 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present you this highly rare, antique watch originally manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company in the late 19th century — the Chicago 474. Elgin only produced 3,000 of these breathtaking pocket watches, and its original run quantity was only 1,000 models. The watch sports a pristine white background with unique, stylized numerals that showcase the watch’s sophisticated design. The dial also features navy hour and minute hands and a subtle, gold-colored pattern underneath its distinct numerals. We emphasized the watch’s elegant design by encasing it in our glimmering, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we equipped it with a luxurious-looking gold-plated crown. The back of the watch features stunning, stylized engravings that convey the watch’s historic manufacturer, the Elgin National Watch Company. You can also view the watch’s 194-grade open-face movement with a jeweled safety barrel, golden center wheel, and bronze-plated gears. Finally, the watch boasts 23 sumptuous ruby jewels with gold settings atop its ¾ plate. We paired the watch with our comfortable, artisan-designed navy leather watch strap. The Elgin National Watch Company initially produced this piece in Elgin, Illinois, in 1898 — the same year the Spanish-American War occurred. The war only lasted from April 21 to August 13, 1898. The war’s conclusion with an American victory marked the end of Spanish colonialism in North and South America.

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: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 7425224
  • Manufacture Year: 1898
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 23 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 474 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present you this highly rare, antique watch originally manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company in the late 19th century — the Chicago 474. Elgin only produced 3,000 of these breathtaking pocket watches, and its original run quantity was only 1,000 models. The watch sports a pristine white background with unique, stylized numerals that showcase the watch’s sophisticated design. The dial also features navy hour and minute hands and a subtle, gold-colored pattern underneath its distinct numerals. We emphasized the watch’s elegant design by encasing it in our glimmering, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we equipped it with a luxurious-looking gold-plated crown. The back of the watch features stunning, stylized engravings that convey the watch’s historic manufacturer, the Elgin National Watch Company. You can also view the watch’s 194-grade open-face movement with a jeweled safety barrel, golden center wheel, and bronze-plated gears. Finally, the watch boasts 23 sumptuous ruby jewels with gold settings atop its ¾ plate. We paired the watch with our comfortable, artisan-designed navy leather watch strap. The Elgin National Watch Company initially produced this piece in Elgin, Illinois, in 1898 — the same year the Spanish-American War occurred. The war only lasted from April 21 to August 13, 1898. The war’s conclusion with an American victory marked the end of Spanish colonialism in North and South America.

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