The Boston 378 (47mm)
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The Boston 378 (47mm)

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The Boston 378 (47mm)
The Boston 378 (47mm)
The Boston 378 (47mm)
The Boston 378 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Boston 378 is the 378th 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 378 Unique: People often want to know if we restore the dials we use for our watches but we think there is a story in the fade, patina and scratches on dials! Each of these dials are a part of history and we do our best to preserve them as is. This dial not only has some fade to the numerals, providing a texture created over time but subtle two-tone element as well. You can see two alternating triangles of white and off-white matching the same angle of the hands placed at "10" and "2". We knew we wanted to accent the textured dial with a smooth DLC black case and a knurled nickel crown but the strap was a harder choice. If you change the color of the strap you get a different feeling watch but we picked the cool toned Stone strap. If you make this watch yours, we suggest an additional strap in another color to switch it up! This 17jewel movement was produced by the Waltham Watch Company in 1924. It wasn't until 1924 that the U.S. Army completed the first round-the-world flight!

1924

24431537

https://player.vimeo.com/video/466655456

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: DLC 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 378 is the 378th 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 378 Unique: People often want to know if we restore the dials we use for our watches but we think there is a story in the fade, patina and scratches on dials! Each of these dials are a part of history and we do our best to preserve them as is. This dial not only has some fade to the numerals, providing a texture created over time but subtle two-tone element as well. You can see two alternating triangles of white and off-white matching the same angle of the hands placed at "10" and "2". We knew we wanted to accent the textured dial with a smooth DLC black case and a knurled nickel crown but the strap was a harder choice. If you change the color of the strap you get a different feeling watch but we picked the cool toned Stone strap. If you make this watch yours, we suggest an additional strap in another color to switch it up! This 17jewel movement was produced by the Waltham Watch Company in 1924. It wasn't until 1924 that the U.S. Army completed the first round-the-world flight!

1924

24431537

https://player.vimeo.com/video/466655456

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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