The Chicago 483 (47mm)
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The Chicago 483 (47mm)

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The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)
The Chicago 483 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 483 unique: Today, we're thrilled to feature this remarkably stunning and luxurious piece originally manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company nearly a century ago — the Chicago 483. This pocket watch boasts a magnificent dial with a breathtaking gilt center pattern and gold-colored numerals. The dial also features a matching gold-colored subdial and blue-steeled solid diamond kite hands. We complemented this sumptuous watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and equipped it with a gold crown. Our Machined Titanium case features an open back, enabling watch enthusiasts to view its 55-grade adaptable movement with a gilt finish that is sure to grab your attention. The movement also has robust and luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 17 jewels throughout its full plate. To top this piece off, we paired it with our comfortable Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind timepiece even more unforgettable.

The Elgin National Watch Company initially produced the pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year Al Capone became the head of "Big Jim" Colosimo's gang. Capone became involved in Colosimo's gang in 1920 through Colosimo's nephew (via marriage) Johnny Torrio. Later in 1920, an unknown assassin shot and killed "Big Jim" Colosimo, leaving Johnny Torrio with control of the gang. In 1925, a group attacked Torrio and his wife, and he suffered several gunshot wounds. After the attack, Torrio immediately resigned from the gang and left total control to Capone. When Torrio retired, the Chicago gang grossed around $70 million (over $1 billion in 2022) annually from bootlegging, gambling, and prostitution.

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: 27866916
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 483 unique: Today, we're thrilled to feature this remarkably stunning and luxurious piece originally manufactured by the Elgin National Watch Company nearly a century ago — the Chicago 483. This pocket watch boasts a magnificent dial with a breathtaking gilt center pattern and gold-colored numerals. The dial also features a matching gold-colored subdial and blue-steeled solid diamond kite hands. We complemented this sumptuous watch with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and equipped it with a gold crown. Our Machined Titanium case features an open back, enabling watch enthusiasts to view its 55-grade adaptable movement with a gilt finish that is sure to grab your attention. The movement also has robust and luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 17 jewels throughout its full plate. To top this piece off, we paired it with our comfortable Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind timepiece even more unforgettable.

The Elgin National Watch Company initially produced the pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year Al Capone became the head of "Big Jim" Colosimo's gang. Capone became involved in Colosimo's gang in 1920 through Colosimo's nephew (via marriage) Johnny Torrio. Later in 1920, an unknown assassin shot and killed "Big Jim" Colosimo, leaving Johnny Torrio with control of the gang. In 1925, a group attacked Torrio and his wife, and he suffered several gunshot wounds. After the attack, Torrio immediately resigned from the gang and left total control to Capone. When Torrio retired, the Chicago gang grossed around $70 million (over $1 billion in 2022) annually from bootlegging, gambling, and prostitution.

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