The Boston 016 (45mm)
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The Boston 016 (45mm)

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The Boston 016 (45mm)
The Boston 016 (45mm)
The Boston 016 (45mm)
The Boston 016 (45mm)
The Boston 016 (45mm)
The Boston 016 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 016 unique: Featuring a Waltham Watch Company pocket watch originally manufactured in 1926, The Boston 016 is a preserved piece of Art Deco history. The rare checkered engraving of the 17-jewel movement is mimicked by the textured diamond pattern of the dial, while the font used for 'Waltham' matches that of the numerals. Thin, sharp blued steel hands complete the look. We paired this piece with our sandblasted stainless steel case and crown and oxblood stitched leather strap. This one is for the watch collector who appreciates attention to detail.

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
  • Model Year: 2023
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 45mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Sandblasted Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 25352998
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Boston 016 unique: Featuring a Waltham Watch Company pocket watch originally manufactured in 1926, The Boston 016 is a preserved piece of Art Deco history. The rare checkered engraving of the 17-jewel movement is mimicked by the textured diamond pattern of the dial, while the font used for 'Waltham' matches that of the numerals. Thin, sharp blued steel hands complete the look. We paired this piece with our sandblasted stainless steel case and crown and oxblood stitched leather strap. This one is for the watch collector who appreciates attention to detail.

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