The Chicago 506 (47mm)
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The Chicago 506 (47mm)

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The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)
The Chicago 506 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 506 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present to you this stunning watch initially produced by the Elgin National Watch Company over a century ago — the Chicago 506. This antique pocket watch movement features a highly unique dial with a classic Mobil logo from 81 years before the company merged with Exxon. The front of the watch also features stylish black numerals with transparent drop shadows and blued steel solid diamond kite watch hands that look exceptional against its light background. We encased this sophisticated pocket watch within our powerful Sandblasted Titanium case and equipped it with a glimmering nickel-plated crown. On the watch’s rear side, you can see its breathtaking 345-grade open-face movement with a Moseley regulator, Breguet hairspring, quick train, and going barrel. You can also view the pocket watch’s remarkable gold-plated gears and 17 ruby and sapphire jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we topped this one-of-a-kind watch with our hand-crafted and comfortable Olive leather watch strap.

The Elgin National Watch Company originally manufactured the Chicago 506’s pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1918 — the same year that Congress passed the Standard Time Act — also called the Calder Act. The act was the first federal law that enforced standard time, and it also created daylight saving time.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 20905768
  • Manufacture Year: 1918
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 506 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present to you this stunning watch initially produced by the Elgin National Watch Company over a century ago — the Chicago 506. This antique pocket watch movement features a highly unique dial with a classic Mobil logo from 81 years before the company merged with Exxon. The front of the watch also features stylish black numerals with transparent drop shadows and blued steel solid diamond kite watch hands that look exceptional against its light background. We encased this sophisticated pocket watch within our powerful Sandblasted Titanium case and equipped it with a glimmering nickel-plated crown. On the watch’s rear side, you can see its breathtaking 345-grade open-face movement with a Moseley regulator, Breguet hairspring, quick train, and going barrel. You can also view the pocket watch’s remarkable gold-plated gears and 17 ruby and sapphire jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we topped this one-of-a-kind watch with our hand-crafted and comfortable Olive leather watch strap.

The Elgin National Watch Company originally manufactured the Chicago 506’s pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1918 — the same year that Congress passed the Standard Time Act — also called the Calder Act. The act was the first federal law that enforced standard time, and it also created daylight saving time.

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