The Boston 145 (46mm)

The Boston 145 (46mm)

The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)
The Boston 145 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

What makes the Boston 145 unique: Today we are happy to bring you this wonderful timepiece from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 145. We are absolutely in love with the layout and look of the dial on this watch. It is rare that we see a simplistic dial such as this without traditional numerals, and the gold-colored accents matched with the hands are absolutely stunning. The minute indicators around the outside add that extra flair and detail. A gold-coated crown and hardware compliment the dial and pair well with our Yukon strap. We went with our machined titanium case to bring attention and contrast the design elements of the face and are very happy with how it turned out. As if the outer appearance isn’t enough to show off, you will be taking this watch off to share the beauty of what is revealed beneath through our signature open-backed case. This large build plate has been carefully manufactured with a Rose Engine lathe to create this spectacular damaskeening all throughout. 17 screw-set and friction-set jewels keep everything running smoothly, while the gold-plated gears quietly reveal themselves beneath. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1933. This is the very same year that the United States of America finally repealed the prohibition act, ending a 13-year drought of liquor sales during that time. America was still on its heels at this time, trying to come out of the Great Depression, and American Made products such as this one are part of the base that helped us climb back on our feet again.

Case Style:This case has been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. The case is intentionally left unpolished so the intricate tool marks made during the milling process remain visible. Titanium is the ultimate material for strength to weight ratio. Titanium has a darker look than steel, and due to its low thermal conductivity, feels warm to the touch. These characteristics create an enduring, highly wearable, distinctive piece.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number 28053953 from the Waltham Watch Company. Also known as American Watch Company and American Waltham Watch Company, Waltham was one of the leaders in attempting an entirely new concept, machines making machines. Prior to this, a watchmaker would hand-make each part of a movement one-at-a-time. Operating from 1851-1957, Waltham called its product the "Scientific Watch." Waltham's innovative, precise machining techniques made parts interchangeable, and their early version of the assembly line made high-quality watches efficient to produce. Legend has it that Henry Ford drew inspiration for his assembly line production from a visit to Waltham's factory. Located on the bank of the Charles River in "Watch City" (Waltham), Massachusetts, the factory has since been converted to apartment lofts.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number:  28053953
  • Manufacture Year:  1933
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17j
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio
What makes the Boston 145 unique: Today we are happy to bring you this wonderful timepiece from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 145. We are absolutely in love with the layout and look of the dial on this watch. It is rare that we see a simplistic dial such as this without traditional numerals, and the gold-colored accents matched with the hands are absolutely stunning. The minute indicators around the outside add that extra flair and detail. A gold-coated crown and hardware compliment the dial and pair well with our Yukon strap. We went with our machined titanium case to bring attention and contrast the design elements of the face and are very happy with how it turned out. As if the outer appearance isn’t enough to show off, you will be taking this watch off to share the beauty of what is revealed beneath through our signature open-backed case. This large build plate has been carefully manufactured with a Rose Engine lathe to create this spectacular damaskeening all throughout. 17 screw-set and friction-set jewels keep everything running smoothly, while the gold-plated gears quietly reveal themselves beneath. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1933. This is the very same year that the United States of America finally repealed the prohibition act, ending a 13-year drought of liquor sales during that time. America was still on its heels at this time, trying to come out of the Great Depression, and American Made products such as this one are part of the base that helped us climb back on our feet again.

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