The Boston 243 (47mm)
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The Boston 243 (47mm)

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The Boston 243 (47mm)
The Boston 243 (47mm)
The Boston 243 (47mm)
The Boston 243 (47mm)
The Boston 243 (47mm)
The Boston 243 (47mm)
The Boston 243 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Boston 243 is the 243rd 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 243 Unique: For this very unique Holiday Special Edition, we bring you our 2021 Easter watch the Boston 243. We do our best to reserve some of our dials and movements for special occasions to really stand out and mark the holiday. The detail in this ornate dial goes so perfectly with these intricately cast gold hands and decoration, we knew right away when we found this watch that it would be designated for a special date. 17 screw-set jewels and machined bridge plate bring this movement to life, with matching gold gears throughout. We used a natural strap and gold plated crown to softly match the rest of the subtle details. For the first time ever we decided to soften the exterior of this machined titanium case post-production. This finish reduces the shimmer of the titanium for a less polished look that really lets the movement do all the showing off. This watch was originally manufactured in 1925 in Waltham, Massachusetts and almost 100 years later has finally been given new life.

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 Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold 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 243 is the 243rd 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 243 Unique: For this very unique Holiday Special Edition, we bring you our 2021 Easter watch the Boston 243. We do our best to reserve some of our dials and movements for special occasions to really stand out and mark the holiday. The detail in this ornate dial goes so perfectly with these intricately cast gold hands and decoration, we knew right away when we found this watch that it would be designated for a special date. 17 screw-set jewels and machined bridge plate bring this movement to life, with matching gold gears throughout. We used a natural strap and gold plated crown to softly match the rest of the subtle details. For the first time ever we decided to soften the exterior of this machined titanium case post-production. This finish reduces the shimmer of the titanium for a less polished look that really lets the movement do all the showing off. This watch was originally manufactured in 1925 in Waltham, Massachusetts and almost 100 years later has finally been given new life.

1925

24850207

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