The Boston 020 (49mm)
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The Boston 020 (49mm)

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The Boston 020 (49mm)
The Boston 020 (49mm)
The Boston 020 (49mm)
The Boston 020 (49mm)
The Boston 020 (49mm)
The Boston 020 (49mm)
The Boston 020 (49mm)
The Boston 020 (49mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 020 unique: Kintsugi is the Japanese art form of piecing together a broken object with gold lacquer, resulting in a piece that is often more beautiful than the original. That spirit of celebrating imperfections and appreciating the story of an object very much represents our mission at Vortic and is particularly illustrated by the pocket watch within the Boston 020. Originally produced in 1901 by the Waltham Watch Company, this 16-size pocket watch features a highly decorated white and robin's egg blue dial with delicate Roman Numerals, gold accents, and ornate Louis XIV hands. Further character has been added by the cracking and crazing of the Grand Feu enamel dial, hinting at the 123 years of history this piece has endured. With its elaborate engraving and rose-gold plated gears, the 23-jewel Maximus movement is just as impressive as the dial. We've played to the multi-toned metallic components of this piece by pairing it with our stainless steel case with a bronze coin-edged bezel and crown. A merlot leather strap lends an air of regalness to this stunning piece of history. 

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: 49mm
    • Thickness: 14.5mm
    • Lug to Lug: 59mm
    • Lug Width: 24mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel Case + Bronze Bezel
  • Crown/Hardware: Bronze
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 10552828
  • Manufacture Year: 1901
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 23 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 16s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Boston 020 unique: Kintsugi is the Japanese art form of piecing together a broken object with gold lacquer, resulting in a piece that is often more beautiful than the original. That spirit of celebrating imperfections and appreciating the story of an object very much represents our mission at Vortic and is particularly illustrated by the pocket watch within the Boston 020. Originally produced in 1901 by the Waltham Watch Company, this 16-size pocket watch features a highly decorated white and robin's egg blue dial with delicate Roman Numerals, gold accents, and ornate Louis XIV hands. Further character has been added by the cracking and crazing of the Grand Feu enamel dial, hinting at the 123 years of history this piece has endured. With its elaborate engraving and rose-gold plated gears, the 23-jewel Maximus movement is just as impressive as the dial. We've played to the multi-toned metallic components of this piece by pairing it with our stainless steel case with a bronze coin-edged bezel and crown. A merlot leather strap lends an air of regalness to this stunning piece of history. 

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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