Especially one made in the West Loop.
CHICAGO | 06 MAY 2014  
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Astor + Banks fine timepieces. Made in Chicago.
Astor + Banks
West Loop
30 Min
For One

Man needs a watch.

Reason 1: Tells the time.

Reason 2: Shows attention to sartorial detail.

Reason 3: Shows your pride in Chicago.

Re: Reason 3, your correspondent would like to introduce you to Astor + Banks, the watch company that designs and assembles its timepieces right here in Chicago, taking orders now.

Made one-by-one in their workspace in the West Loop, every A+B wristwatch features Swiss-made movements and locally made sapphire crystal and dials.

Our favorite: the Chrono, a premium quartz ticker inspired by the pilot watches of yore and water-resistant to 100 meters. Devilishly sharp with a Horween leather strap (other options include Cordura and Kevlar).

There’s also the more formal AB1405 — a manual-winding beauty built from a 43-piece Swiss movement and a stainless steel open-back case that let’s you admire the nickel-plated mechanics.

Fully customizable, too. You can personalize the case, dial, watch hands and crown.

If you do go the custom route, you’ll meet for a personal style consultation. The turnaround? Three weeks.

So it’s just gonna take a little time.

Nota bene: Wanna see these tickers in person? The gents at Astor + Banks are throwing a shindig at Apartment Number 9 on May 15th. Expect Scotch and vintage watches galore.

Astor + Banks
Available Online
or at Apartment Number 9


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