The Boston 353 (47mm)
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The Boston 353 (47mm)

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The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)
The Boston 353 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 353 unique: We are happy to present to you this beautiful watch from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 353. We love the unique look and feel of this beautiful watch, featuring a gorgeous coat of arms design in the center of the dial and stunning Gothic-style numerals. Each and every watch that we make has its own flair of character and signature look, and we just love exploring the different stories of each and every one of them. The maroon full moon hands pair well with the soft tones of the dial and complement the gunmetal titanium case nicely. We topped it off with our nickel-plated crown and hardware, as well as our classy black cordovan strap. The heart of this watch is powered by nothing other than the high-end Riverside movement, boasting 19 screw-set and friction-set jewels throughout. Decorated all across the nickel-plated build surfaces to give a very unique look, as well as gold-plated gears that show through from beneath to add to the appeal. This watch was originally manufactured in 1923 in Waltham, Massachusetts. In this same year, the New York Renaissance, better known as the “Rens” was formed in Harlem. This was the very first all-black professional basketball team in America. Manager Bob Douglas made a deal with Harlem real estate developer William Roach, the owner of the new Renaissance Ballroom and Casino to let them play their home games in his ballroom in exchange for changing the team name to match.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 24318049
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 353 unique: We are happy to present to you this beautiful watch from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 353. We love the unique look and feel of this beautiful watch, featuring a gorgeous coat of arms design in the center of the dial and stunning Gothic-style numerals. Each and every watch that we make has its own flair of character and signature look, and we just love exploring the different stories of each and every one of them. The maroon full moon hands pair well with the soft tones of the dial and complement the gunmetal titanium case nicely. We topped it off with our nickel-plated crown and hardware, as well as our classy black cordovan strap. The heart of this watch is powered by nothing other than the high-end Riverside movement, boasting 19 screw-set and friction-set jewels throughout. Decorated all across the nickel-plated build surfaces to give a very unique look, as well as gold-plated gears that show through from beneath to add to the appeal. This watch was originally manufactured in 1923 in Waltham, Massachusetts. In this same year, the New York Renaissance, better known as the “Rens” was formed in Harlem. This was the very first all-black professional basketball team in America. Manager Bob Douglas made a deal with Harlem real estate developer William Roach, the owner of the new Renaissance Ballroom and Casino to let them play their home games in his ballroom in exchange for changing the team name to match.

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