The Chicago Railroad 040 (51mm)

Product Description

The Chicago Railroad 040 is the 40th 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 040 Unique: We're excited to share another Railroad edition watch! These pieces are lever set, meaning the bezel is removed and the lever is pulled in order to set the time. The machined bronze case and warm tobacco straps enhance the elegantly clean look of the dial. This movement model is a B. W. Raymond, who was the first president and primary investor in The Elgin Watch Company. This name was used for 100 years on Elgin movements, spanning the life of the company. Fun fact, this specific movement was produced in 1921, the year the full-length silent film "The Kid" was written, produced, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin.

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