The Chicago 477 (47mm)
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The Chicago 477 (47mm)

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The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)
The Chicago 477 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 477 unique: Today, we’re delighted to showcase this sleek and stylish watch originally manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company over a century ago — the Chicago 477. The movement boasts a highly sophisticated style with black numerals and a matching subdial that display crisply against its pristine white background. The front of the watch also features black solid diamond kite hands. We complemented the dial’s shades and elegant style by pairing it with our robust DLC black case and a nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view its 384-grade open-face movement with highly desirable details, such as its Breguet hairspring, Mosley regulator, quick train, and going barrel. This stunning watch also features gold-plated gears and 17 ruby and sapphire screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we continued emphasizing the watch’s one-of-a-kind style by equipping it with our hand-crafted Black leather watch strap.

The Elgin National Watch Company initially produced the Chicago 477’s pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1921 — the same year Charles Chaplin Productions released the iconic silent film The Kid. The Kid has stood the test of time through its mix of drama and Chaplin-styled comedy and is widely regarded as one of the best silent-era films. The film features Charlie Chaplin’s iconic character “The Tramp” along with a child — the titular kid — played by Jackie Coogan. At the time of the film’s release, Coogan was known for his vaudeville performances, and many now consider him the first major child star. Tragically, Chaplin’s infant son died just ten days before production began on The Kid, leading many film enthusiasts to speculate that his heart-wrenching performance sprang from his personal tragedy. The Library of Congress entered the film into the United States National Film Registry in 2011.

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: 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: 23702970
  • Manufacture Year: 1921
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 477 unique: Today, we’re delighted to showcase this sleek and stylish watch originally manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company over a century ago — the Chicago 477. The movement boasts a highly sophisticated style with black numerals and a matching subdial that display crisply against its pristine white background. The front of the watch also features black solid diamond kite hands. We complemented the dial’s shades and elegant style by pairing it with our robust DLC black case and a nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view its 384-grade open-face movement with highly desirable details, such as its Breguet hairspring, Mosley regulator, quick train, and going barrel. This stunning watch also features gold-plated gears and 17 ruby and sapphire screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we continued emphasizing the watch’s one-of-a-kind style by equipping it with our hand-crafted Black leather watch strap.

The Elgin National Watch Company initially produced the Chicago 477’s pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1921 — the same year Charles Chaplin Productions released the iconic silent film The Kid. The Kid has stood the test of time through its mix of drama and Chaplin-styled comedy and is widely regarded as one of the best silent-era films. The film features Charlie Chaplin’s iconic character “The Tramp” along with a child — the titular kid — played by Jackie Coogan. At the time of the film’s release, Coogan was known for his vaudeville performances, and many now consider him the first major child star. Tragically, Chaplin’s infant son died just ten days before production began on The Kid, leading many film enthusiasts to speculate that his heart-wrenching performance sprang from his personal tragedy. The Library of Congress entered the film into the United States National Film Registry in 2011.

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