The Boston 359 (47mm)
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The Boston 359 (47mm)

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The Boston 359 (47mm)
The Boston 359 (47mm)
The Boston 359 (47mm)
The Boston 359 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Boston 359 is the 359th 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 359 Unique: This Waltham dial and movement from 1908 is also one of the cleanest we've seen. The condition is astonishing for its age. What makes this one special though is the font of the numerals on the dial. That script font is something we don't see often, and the unique style it creates is truly special. We decided to frame this nearly perfect movement inside our raw 3Dprinted titanium case, just to add some texture and help show its age. We used a copper crown and tan strap to "dress it down" a bit.

1908

17100007

https://player.vimeo.com/video/445740632

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: 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: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Boston 359 is the 359th 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 359 Unique: This Waltham dial and movement from 1908 is also one of the cleanest we've seen. The condition is astonishing for its age. What makes this one special though is the font of the numerals on the dial. That script font is something we don't see often, and the unique style it creates is truly special. We decided to frame this nearly perfect movement inside our raw 3Dprinted titanium case, just to add some texture and help show its age. We used a copper crown and tan strap to "dress it down" a bit.

1908

17100007

https://player.vimeo.com/video/445740632

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