The Chicago 539 (45mm)
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The Chicago 539 (45mm)

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The Chicago 539 (45mm)
The Chicago 539 (45mm)
The Chicago 539 (45mm)
The Chicago 539 (45mm)
The Chicago 539 (45mm)
The Chicago 539 (45mm)
The Chicago 539 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Chicago 539 unique: This beautiful Elgin timepiece stands out with its blued stainless steel case and strap. The crown reflects the beauty of the dial and contrasts the subdial with ease. Elgin was no stranger to creating beautiful American watches, and this modern case showcases its hard work and dedication to the craft. With an absolutely stunning movement that complements the overall design, wearing this watch on your wrist is a choice you can't go wrong with.

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
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Blued Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 20026202
  • Manufacture Year: 1917
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Chicago 539 unique: This beautiful Elgin timepiece stands out with its blued stainless steel case and strap. The crown reflects the beauty of the dial and contrasts the subdial with ease. Elgin was no stranger to creating beautiful American watches, and this modern case showcases its hard work and dedication to the craft. With an absolutely stunning movement that complements the overall design, wearing this watch on your wrist is a choice you can't go wrong with.

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