The Chicago 535 (47mm)
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The Chicago 535 (47mm)

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The Chicago 535 (47mm)
The Chicago 535 (47mm)
The Chicago 535 (47mm)
The Chicago 535 (47mm)
The Chicago 535 (47mm)
The Chicago 535 (47mm)
The Chicago 535 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 535 unique: Introducing the Chicago 535 - a stunning wristwatch conversion by Vortic Watch Company. This unique timepiece is part of our American Artisan Series and has been carefully crafted from an antique 19-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch, originally built in 1920.

We've breathed new life into this historic timepiece by transforming it into a wristwatch with a titanium DLC case, a gold-plated crown, an oxblood-colored cordovan leather strap, and gold-plated gears. At Vortic Watch Company, we take pride in our ability to preserve the legacy of American-made pocket watches by transforming them into high-quality wristwatches.

The Chicago 535 is a testament to our craftsmanship and commitment to preserving history. This watch seamlessly blends vintage and modern aesthetics, making it a timeless piece for any watch collector.

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: Horween Shell Cordovan Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 22866620
  • Manufacture Year: 1920
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 535 unique: Introducing the Chicago 535 - a stunning wristwatch conversion by Vortic Watch Company. This unique timepiece is part of our American Artisan Series and has been carefully crafted from an antique 19-jewel Elgin Watch Company pocket watch, originally built in 1920.

We've breathed new life into this historic timepiece by transforming it into a wristwatch with a titanium DLC case, a gold-plated crown, an oxblood-colored cordovan leather strap, and gold-plated gears. At Vortic Watch Company, we take pride in our ability to preserve the legacy of American-made pocket watches by transforming them into high-quality wristwatches.

The Chicago 535 is a testament to our craftsmanship and commitment to preserving history. This watch seamlessly blends vintage and modern aesthetics, making it a timeless piece for any watch collector.

The Movement

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The Strap