The Chicago 509 (47mm)
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The Chicago 509 (47mm)

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The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)
The Chicago 509 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 509 unique: We’re happy to present to you this stunning wristwatch that features a pocket watch from nearly a century ago — the Chicago 509. The Elgin National Watch Company originally manufactured the Chicago 509’s historic pocket watch, and it features an elegant cream-colored dial. The dial boasts bold black numerals with transparent drop shadows, blued steel solid diamond kite hands, and a matching subdial. We encased this remarkable pocket watch within our powerful and stylish Blued Titanium case and equipped it with a nickel-plated crown. Our Blued Titanium case features an open back, enabling horologists and watch lovers to view the pocket watch’s intricate inner workings, including a 477-grade open-face movement with a ¾ plate, nickel finish, and a pendant setting. Additionally, the movement features a quick train, Moseley regulator, Breguet hairspring, and a going barrel. Finally, this historic movement showcases 17 screw-set ruby and sapphire jewels that help turn the sumptuous gold-plated gears. We matched the watch with our Stone leather watch strap, adding even more style to this fashionable piece of history.

The Elgin National Watch Company initially produced the Chicago 509’s pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year the New York Giants became a football team. Tim Mara established the football team by investing $500, and under Mara’s ownership, the team won the NFL Championship Game in 1927, 1934, 1938, and 1956 — these championships all occurred pre-Super Bowl, which was created in 1966. The first game that the New York Giants played was against the All New Britain team, a now-defunct team that was based out of New Britain, Connecticut. After the 26-0 victory, the team went on to finish the season 8-4.

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: 27399551
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 509 unique: We’re happy to present to you this stunning wristwatch that features a pocket watch from nearly a century ago — the Chicago 509. The Elgin National Watch Company originally manufactured the Chicago 509’s historic pocket watch, and it features an elegant cream-colored dial. The dial boasts bold black numerals with transparent drop shadows, blued steel solid diamond kite hands, and a matching subdial. We encased this remarkable pocket watch within our powerful and stylish Blued Titanium case and equipped it with a nickel-plated crown. Our Blued Titanium case features an open back, enabling horologists and watch lovers to view the pocket watch’s intricate inner workings, including a 477-grade open-face movement with a ¾ plate, nickel finish, and a pendant setting. Additionally, the movement features a quick train, Moseley regulator, Breguet hairspring, and a going barrel. Finally, this historic movement showcases 17 screw-set ruby and sapphire jewels that help turn the sumptuous gold-plated gears. We matched the watch with our Stone leather watch strap, adding even more style to this fashionable piece of history.

The Elgin National Watch Company initially produced the Chicago 509’s pocket watch in Elgin, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year the New York Giants became a football team. Tim Mara established the football team by investing $500, and under Mara’s ownership, the team won the NFL Championship Game in 1927, 1934, 1938, and 1956 — these championships all occurred pre-Super Bowl, which was created in 1966. The first game that the New York Giants played was against the All New Britain team, a now-defunct team that was based out of New Britain, Connecticut. After the 26-0 victory, the team went on to finish the season 8-4.

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