The Chicago 533 (47mm)
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The Chicago 533 (47mm)

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The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)
The Chicago 533 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 533 unique: We are thrilled to introduce our latest addition to the American Artisan Series – the Chicago 533: a magnificent wristwatch conversion created by the Vortic Watch Company from a vintage 17-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch. With the utmost attention to detail and craftsmanship, we have transformed this antique timepiece into a work of art that seamlessly blends classic elegance with modern sophistication.

The striking black-DLC titanium case and the crimson Square and Compass of the Masonic order emblazoned upon the pristine white dial exude an air of mystery and intrigue, drawing you in with its sleek and alluring design.

As you take a closer look, you will notice the gold-plated crown and gears, adding a touch of opulence and luxury to the overall aesthetic. The deep merlot leather strap perfectly complements the boldness of the black-DLC case, creating a stunning contrast that is sure to turn heads.

But the true beauty of this watch lies within. With the intricate conversion process, we have brought this antique pocket watch to life, transforming it into a fully functional wristwatch that is as reliable as it is breathtaking. The gold-plated gears gleam in the light as they work in perfect harmony, keeping time with the accuracy American pocket watches were famed for.

This wristwatch conversion is a true masterpiece, showcasing the best of American artisanal craftsmanship. With its unique blend of vintage charm and contemporary flair, it is a timepiece that is sure to captivate and enchant. Whether worn to a formal event or simply as a statement piece, this watch is a testament to the artistry and precision that goes into every Vortic Watch Company creation.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 12598347
  • Manufacture Year: 1907
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 533 unique: We are thrilled to introduce our latest addition to the American Artisan Series – the Chicago 533: a magnificent wristwatch conversion created by the Vortic Watch Company from a vintage 17-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch. With the utmost attention to detail and craftsmanship, we have transformed this antique timepiece into a work of art that seamlessly blends classic elegance with modern sophistication.

The striking black-DLC titanium case and the crimson Square and Compass of the Masonic order emblazoned upon the pristine white dial exude an air of mystery and intrigue, drawing you in with its sleek and alluring design.

As you take a closer look, you will notice the gold-plated crown and gears, adding a touch of opulence and luxury to the overall aesthetic. The deep merlot leather strap perfectly complements the boldness of the black-DLC case, creating a stunning contrast that is sure to turn heads.

But the true beauty of this watch lies within. With the intricate conversion process, we have brought this antique pocket watch to life, transforming it into a fully functional wristwatch that is as reliable as it is breathtaking. The gold-plated gears gleam in the light as they work in perfect harmony, keeping time with the accuracy American pocket watches were famed for.

This wristwatch conversion is a true masterpiece, showcasing the best of American artisanal craftsmanship. With its unique blend of vintage charm and contemporary flair, it is a timepiece that is sure to captivate and enchant. Whether worn to a formal event or simply as a statement piece, this watch is a testament to the artistry and precision that goes into every Vortic Watch Company creation.

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