The Boston 323 (47mm)
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The Boston 323 (47mm)

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The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)
The Boston 323 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Boston 323 is the 323rd 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 323 Unique: Today we have the pleasure of presenting to you the Boston 323. This gorgeous watch was originally manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts by the Waltham Watch Company in 1924. We love the look of the gold-colored numerals on this dial, standing out on the soft white dial. We find it interesting that the majority of this dial appears to be in great condition, with the exception of the markings on the second indicator. All of the watches we use regardless of their condition, have been touched by numerous watchmakers and hobbyists over the years and we never quite know the specifics of the wear on these watches. The movement inside this watch has us captivated by the intricate design work all across the bridge plate as well as underneath on the main plate. Accentuated by stainless steel hardware and 17 screw-set and friction-set jewels, this movement is truly a magnificent sight to see. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel hide beneath and give some contrast to the shimmer of this watch. On February 5th of 1924, was the very first radio broadcast of the official time from the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

1924

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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: Copper
  • 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 323 is the 323rd 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 323 Unique: Today we have the pleasure of presenting to you the Boston 323. This gorgeous watch was originally manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts by the Waltham Watch Company in 1924. We love the look of the gold-colored numerals on this dial, standing out on the soft white dial. We find it interesting that the majority of this dial appears to be in great condition, with the exception of the markings on the second indicator. All of the watches we use regardless of their condition, have been touched by numerous watchmakers and hobbyists over the years and we never quite know the specifics of the wear on these watches. The movement inside this watch has us captivated by the intricate design work all across the bridge plate as well as underneath on the main plate. Accentuated by stainless steel hardware and 17 screw-set and friction-set jewels, this movement is truly a magnificent sight to see. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel hide beneath and give some contrast to the shimmer of this watch. On February 5th of 1924, was the very first radio broadcast of the official time from the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

1924

24479697

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