The Boston 231 (47mm)
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The Boston 231 (47mm)

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The Boston 231 (47mm)
The Boston 231 (47mm)
The Boston 231 (47mm)
The Boston 231 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Boston 231 is the 231st 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 231 Unique: This dial is what our industry calls the "conversion dial." You'll notice it does not have a second hand, or the typical sub-dial for the second hand at 6 o'clock you see on most of our other watches. If you look at the movement, you may notice it appears to be 90 degrees rotated. That's because this movement was originally manufactured as a "hunting" style movement with sub-seconds at 6 o'clock and crown at 3 o'clock. At some point in the life of the movement, the second hand was removed, the movement was rotated to have the crown at 12 o'clock, and the dial now is just hours and minutes. Oh and this dial is REALLY cool...

1922

24191811

https://player.vimeo.com/video/444293190

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: 2020
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: 3D Blackened Titanium
  • 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 231 is the 231st 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 231 Unique: This dial is what our industry calls the "conversion dial." You'll notice it does not have a second hand, or the typical sub-dial for the second hand at 6 o'clock you see on most of our other watches. If you look at the movement, you may notice it appears to be 90 degrees rotated. That's because this movement was originally manufactured as a "hunting" style movement with sub-seconds at 6 o'clock and crown at 3 o'clock. At some point in the life of the movement, the second hand was removed, the movement was rotated to have the crown at 12 o'clock, and the dial now is just hours and minutes. Oh and this dial is REALLY cool...

1922

24191811

https://player.vimeo.com/video/444293190

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