The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
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The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)

Railroad Edition
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The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)
The Chicago Railroad 039 (51mm)

Watch Description

The Chicago Railroad 039 is the 39th 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 039 Unique: We get this question a lot… “do you guys make pocket watches?” And for years the answer was, “well, we actually salvage pocket watch movements and make them into wristwatches.” But now we can proudly say, yes… we do make pocket watches!

1922

24464438

https://player.vimeo.com/video/434818282

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 Bronze
  • 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
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: Railroad
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Chicago Railroad 039 is the 39th 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 039 Unique: We get this question a lot… “do you guys make pocket watches?” And for years the answer was, “well, we actually salvage pocket watch movements and make them into wristwatches.” But now we can proudly say, yes… we do make pocket watches!

1922

24464438

https://player.vimeo.com/video/434818282

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