The Boston 463 (46mm)

The Boston 463 (46mm)

The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (46mm)
The Boston 463 (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 463 unique: Today, we are proud to present this magnificent timepiece, originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1924 — the Boston 463. Take one look at this watch, and you’ll be struck by the way our Machined Titanium case complements the gold-colored numerals and brilliant silver subdial. The stark blue watch hands are in excellent condition, and they give the piece a unique luminance. Lastly, the golden vine-like design on the dial completes this watch with a certain elegance you can’t find elsewhere. The clear display case on this watch gives you a window into all the interworkings that make this piece function, including the beautifully machined bridge plate and gold-plated gears. The machined pattern on the bridge plate is truly striking, with ribbon-like patterns that blossom in the center. This No. 1235 grade piece boasts 17 jewels and a gold-plated crown. Finally, the rye leather strap brings this whole piece together, letting it be a functional timepiece once again.

This watch was originally created in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year when astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered that the Andromeda Nebula was actually a galaxy. Before then, the only galaxy was known to be the Milky Way, and so Hubble continued to research and discovered over 20 more galaxies before his death in 1953. Hubble discovered these galaxies using the largest telescope of his time at Mt. Wilson Observatory. The Nasa Hubble Telescope was accurately named after his legacy and continues to give us glimpses of the ever-expanding universe.

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 24431537 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 1-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:  24431537
  • Manufacture Year:  1924
  • 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 463 unique: Today, we are proud to present this magnificent timepiece, originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1924 — the Boston 463. Take one look at this watch, and you’ll be struck by the way our Machined Titanium case complements the gold-colored numerals and brilliant silver subdial. The stark blue watch hands are in excellent condition, and they give the piece a unique luminance. Lastly, the golden vine-like design on the dial completes this watch with a certain elegance you can’t find elsewhere. The clear display case on this watch gives you a window into all the interworkings that make this piece function, including the beautifully machined bridge plate and gold-plated gears. The machined pattern on the bridge plate is truly striking, with ribbon-like patterns that blossom in the center. This No. 1235 grade piece boasts 17 jewels and a gold-plated crown. Finally, the rye leather strap brings this whole piece together, letting it be a functional timepiece once again.

This watch was originally created in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year when astronomer Edwin Hubble discovered that the Andromeda Nebula was actually a galaxy. Before then, the only galaxy was known to be the Milky Way, and so Hubble continued to research and discovered over 20 more galaxies before his death in 1953. Hubble discovered these galaxies using the largest telescope of his time at Mt. Wilson Observatory. The Nasa Hubble Telescope was accurately named after his legacy and continues to give us glimpses of the ever-expanding universe.

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