The Boston 017 (45mm)
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The Boston 017 (45mm)

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The Boston 017 (45mm)
The Boston 017 (45mm)
The Boston 017 (45mm)
The Boston 017 (45mm)
The Boston 017 (45mm)
The Boston 017 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 017 unique: Sometimes, the seemingly 'simple' dials are the most fun for us to find and convert because there's so much that we can add to the story. The 1919 Waltham Watch Company pocket watch within the Boston 017 features one such dial, and we love how this conversion turned out! A clean white surface is accentuated by bold black numerals and hash marks and labeled with unique scripting of "Waltham" and "U.S.A." We paired this piece with a two-toned case and bezel/crown combination to add depth and accentuate the gold hands and gears of the 17-jewel movement. The stitching of a cordovan oxblood leather strap continues the gilded theme, resulting in a dignified wristwatch that is sure to attract attention. 

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: Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 22557719
  • Manufacture Year: 1919
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Boston 017 unique: Sometimes, the seemingly 'simple' dials are the most fun for us to find and convert because there's so much that we can add to the story. The 1919 Waltham Watch Company pocket watch within the Boston 017 features one such dial, and we love how this conversion turned out! A clean white surface is accentuated by bold black numerals and hash marks and labeled with unique scripting of "Waltham" and "U.S.A." We paired this piece with a two-toned case and bezel/crown combination to add depth and accentuate the gold hands and gears of the 17-jewel movement. The stitching of a cordovan oxblood leather strap continues the gilded theme, resulting in a dignified wristwatch that is sure to attract attention. 

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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