The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)
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The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)

Railroad Edition
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The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 033 (51mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago Railroad 033 is the 33rd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Chicago Railroad" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Chicago Railroad 033 Unique: It is our pleasure to present this near perfect Railroad watch. The double sunk, grand feu enamel dial is in spectacular condition. Produced by the Elgin watch company in 1917, this is a Veritas 23jewel Double Roller movement - Elgin’s highest grade. A “Double Roller” movement literally has two rollers fitted to the balance staff which allows a more efficient engagement between the guard pin and the roller. With this watch being a Railroad lever set movement, you actually remove the bezel and pull the lever in order to set the time. We chose a matte stone strap to compliment the machined titanium case while allowing the dial to truly shine. We love the style of the of these big numbers and bold hands as they make it easy to read the time at a quick glance!

1917

19363295

https://player.vimeo.com/video/456767140

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: 2020
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Diameter: 51mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Elgin Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind, Lever-Set
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: Railroad
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Chicago Railroad 033 is the 33rd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Chicago Railroad" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Chicago Railroad 033 Unique: It is our pleasure to present this near perfect Railroad watch. The double sunk, grand feu enamel dial is in spectacular condition. Produced by the Elgin watch company in 1917, this is a Veritas 23jewel Double Roller movement - Elgin’s highest grade. A “Double Roller” movement literally has two rollers fitted to the balance staff which allows a more efficient engagement between the guard pin and the roller. With this watch being a Railroad lever set movement, you actually remove the bezel and pull the lever in order to set the time. We chose a matte stone strap to compliment the machined titanium case while allowing the dial to truly shine. We love the style of the of these big numbers and bold hands as they make it easy to read the time at a quick glance!

1917

19363295

https://player.vimeo.com/video/456767140

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