"The Boston" 097 (46mm) – Vortic
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"The Boston" 097 (46mm)

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"The Boston" 097 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won’t be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

Case Style: 3D printed American Artisan Series cases are grown, one thin layer at a time, using powdered titanium and a high power laser. Each case is lightly barrel-polished to remove sharp edges while maintaining a vintage-style finish on the exterior. The interior of the case is CNC machined for accuracy and water resistance. The “Bronzed” titanium option has been heat-treated to appear bronze in color. This process produces a one-of-a-kind finish and slight variations in consistency are normal. Unlike solid bronze, this case will not patina over time.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number from the Waltham Watch Company. 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.

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Watch - The "Boston 097" is the 97th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Boston" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch features a water-resistant, titanium 3D printed case with a bronze finish and a round, copper alloy crown.  The mechanics of the restored 1924 Waltham No. 220 movement are visible through the Gorilla Glass crystal of the exhibition style, stainless steel back. 

Dial - The original, blued steel, "moon" style hands point to a metal dial with extremely unique hour markers in excellent condition.

Movement Info - Originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company in 1924, this "No. 220" grade movement was produced fairly late in the company's lifetime.

From a vintage Waltham advertisement: "When you own a Waltham watch, the mechanical perfection of its parts insures you accurate time and the lowest possible up-keep cost of any watch made today." 

 

Movement Features - This manually wound movement has nickel plated bridges and main plate decorated with elegant damascening and circular graining, a fully jeweled gear train (15 jewels), and a 3/4 plate bridge design.

Original Serial: 24773568


 

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Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Model Year: 2017
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
  • Case Finish: 3D Bronzed Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: 
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: 
  • Hands: Original
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Original Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Original Serial Number: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 15j
  • Size: 
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio

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