The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
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The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)

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The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 005 (49mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston Railroad 005 unique: Today we are excited to release this incredibly unique Railroad Grade watch as part of a special release, our very own Boston Railroad 005. This watch is built from an antique 21-jewel pocket watch originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company. This particular wristwatch features a machined titanium case, titanium crown, and a black leather strap. It is a stunning combination of classic style and modern craftsmanship. We absolutely love this limited-run dial that brings even more character to the watch. F.W. & D. is in reference to the Fort Worth / Denver railroad line that was very popular at this time. The train also reached Dallas for a brief time as well. Bringing even more historical meaning to this Railroad Grade watch with ties to the actual railroad line that it likely was used on. This watch is decorated with 21 functional ruby and sapphire jewels throughout the large build plate, which add to the visual display of the gold-plated gears beneath. This watch is unique in that the front bezel is actually removable in order to access the lever which allows you to change and set the time. This was a safety feature required on all Railroad Grade watches used on the trains of this time, so that the user couldn't accidentally change the time while winding the watch. This watch is a true piece of American history that we hope will suit you well and be passed along for generations to come.

This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusettes by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1915, more than a century ago. Also in this same year the first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line in Detroit, Michigan. This marked a pivotal moment in the history of manufacturing in the United States, as the Model T was the first mass-produced automobile and the first car to be affordable for the average American family. The Model T was the brainchild of Henry Ford and his team of engineers. It was designed to be a reliable and affordable car, and it was the first to use a moving assembly line for production. The Model T was also the first car to be powered by gasoline, and it was capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 mph. The Model T revolutionized transportation and brought the age of the automobile to the masses. It was an iconic symbol of American ingenuity and innovation, and it changed the way people moved around the country.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

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 Diameter: 49mm
  • Case Material: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Titanium
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 20091886
  • Manufacture Year: 1915
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: Railroad
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston Railroad 005 unique: Today we are excited to release this incredibly unique Railroad Grade watch as part of a special release, our very own Boston Railroad 005. This watch is built from an antique 21-jewel pocket watch originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company. This particular wristwatch features a machined titanium case, titanium crown, and a black leather strap. It is a stunning combination of classic style and modern craftsmanship. We absolutely love this limited-run dial that brings even more character to the watch. F.W. & D. is in reference to the Fort Worth / Denver railroad line that was very popular at this time. The train also reached Dallas for a brief time as well. Bringing even more historical meaning to this Railroad Grade watch with ties to the actual railroad line that it likely was used on. This watch is decorated with 21 functional ruby and sapphire jewels throughout the large build plate, which add to the visual display of the gold-plated gears beneath. This watch is unique in that the front bezel is actually removable in order to access the lever which allows you to change and set the time. This was a safety feature required on all Railroad Grade watches used on the trains of this time, so that the user couldn't accidentally change the time while winding the watch. This watch is a true piece of American history that we hope will suit you well and be passed along for generations to come.

This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusettes by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1915, more than a century ago. Also in this same year the first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line in Detroit, Michigan. This marked a pivotal moment in the history of manufacturing in the United States, as the Model T was the first mass-produced automobile and the first car to be affordable for the average American family. The Model T was the brainchild of Henry Ford and his team of engineers. It was designed to be a reliable and affordable car, and it was the first to use a moving assembly line for production. The Model T was also the first car to be powered by gasoline, and it was capable of reaching speeds of up to 45 mph. The Model T revolutionized transportation and brought the age of the automobile to the masses. It was an iconic symbol of American ingenuity and innovation, and it changed the way people moved around the country.

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