The Boston 019 (45mm)
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The Boston 019 (45mm)

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The Boston 019 (45mm)
The Boston 019 (45mm)
The Boston 019 (45mm)
The Boston 019 (45mm)
The Boston 019 (45mm)
The Boston 019 (45mm)
The Boston 019 (45mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 019 unique: Waltham Watch Company was founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1850 and manufactured about 40 million timepieces in its roughly 100-year existence. During that century, the company underwent several name changes, including titles such as the American Horologe Company, the Boston Watch Company, and the American Waltham Watch Company. The 1908 pocket watch we've converted into the Boston 019 is double-signed with the abbreviations of both Waltham and the American Waltham Watch Companies. A pristine white double-sunk dial with slender Roman Numerals and red five-minute figures is accented by blued steel fine spade hands. Just as impressive as the front is the highly decorated 17-jewel movement that has been fully restored by our watchmakers. We finished this piece with our stainless steel case, titanium crown, and tobacco leather strap for a look of timeless sophistication.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 16496986
  • Manufacture Year: 1908
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Boston 019 unique: Waltham Watch Company was founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1850 and manufactured about 40 million timepieces in its roughly 100-year existence. During that century, the company underwent several name changes, including titles such as the American Horologe Company, the Boston Watch Company, and the American Waltham Watch Company. The 1908 pocket watch we've converted into the Boston 019 is double-signed with the abbreviations of both Waltham and the American Waltham Watch Companies. A pristine white double-sunk dial with slender Roman Numerals and red five-minute figures is accented by blued steel fine spade hands. Just as impressive as the front is the highly decorated 17-jewel movement that has been fully restored by our watchmakers. We finished this piece with our stainless steel case, titanium crown, and tobacco leather strap for a look of timeless sophistication.

The Movement

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The Strap

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