The Chicago 536 (47mm)
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The Chicago 536 (47mm)

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The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)
The Chicago 536 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 536 unique: Introducing the Chicago 536 wristwatch conversion, a magnificent timepiece from the Vortic Watch Company's American Artisan Series. Built from a vintage 17-jewel Elgin pocket watch, this watch is a perfect blend of modern sophistication and vintage charm, with a sandblasted titanium case and copper crown. The rye leather strap complements the case, while the gold-plated gears keep time with impeccable accuracy. At the heart of the watch is a vintage Elgin movement, carefully restored and converted into a fully functional wristwatch. This watch seamlessly blends the classic elegance of the past with the modern sophistication of the present, making it a true work of art. Whether worn to a formal event or as a statement piece, the Chicago 536 is sure to captivate and enchant, drawing attention to its stunning design and impeccable craftsmanship.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 21669714
  • Manufacture Year: 1919
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 536 unique: Introducing the Chicago 536 wristwatch conversion, a magnificent timepiece from the Vortic Watch Company's American Artisan Series. Built from a vintage 17-jewel Elgin pocket watch, this watch is a perfect blend of modern sophistication and vintage charm, with a sandblasted titanium case and copper crown. The rye leather strap complements the case, while the gold-plated gears keep time with impeccable accuracy. At the heart of the watch is a vintage Elgin movement, carefully restored and converted into a fully functional wristwatch. This watch seamlessly blends the classic elegance of the past with the modern sophistication of the present, making it a true work of art. Whether worn to a formal event or as a statement piece, the Chicago 536 is sure to captivate and enchant, drawing attention to its stunning design and impeccable craftsmanship.

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