The Boston 217 (47mm)
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The Boston 217 (47mm)

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The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)
The Boston 217 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Boston 217 is the 217th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Boston" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Boston 217 Unique: The Boston 217 that is the showcase of today's Watch of the Day shows just how unique and individual these watches can be. The amount of detail that went into the dial on this watch makes it truly one of a kind. We chose polished bronze for the case to accent the gold circle details around the numerals and help the Blue Steel full moon hands pop in contrast. A nickel-coated crown and natural band keep it simple and let the dial do all the showing off on this watch. This 17 Jewel screw-set Waltham was manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1925 with a ¾ plate main plate that is very decoratively ornate. At the same time not too far away, the first issue of New Yorker Magazine was produced and circulated. A publication meant for sophisticated humor and satire, this watch would have fit perfectly in the pocket of Eustace Tilley, the first illustration to adorn the cover of the New Yorker.

1925

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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: 2021
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Machined Bronze
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

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

The Boston 217 is the 217th one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Boston" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880’s – 1950’s) pocket watch. The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements.

What makes the Boston 217 Unique: The Boston 217 that is the showcase of today's Watch of the Day shows just how unique and individual these watches can be. The amount of detail that went into the dial on this watch makes it truly one of a kind. We chose polished bronze for the case to accent the gold circle details around the numerals and help the Blue Steel full moon hands pop in contrast. A nickel-coated crown and natural band keep it simple and let the dial do all the showing off on this watch. This 17 Jewel screw-set Waltham was manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1925 with a ¾ plate main plate that is very decoratively ornate. At the same time not too far away, the first issue of New Yorker Magazine was produced and circulated. A publication meant for sophisticated humor and satire, this watch would have fit perfectly in the pocket of Eustace Tilley, the first illustration to adorn the cover of the New Yorker.

1925

25042413

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