The Boston 380 (47mm)
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The Boston 380 (47mm)

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The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)
The Boston 380 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 380 unique: Today we bring you this beautiful timepiece from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 380. We love the design and color scheme that carries throughout to give this watch a wonderfully cohesive look. This navy strap works well with the blued-steel full moon hands that stand out from the soft feel of the dial and corresponding titanium case. This watch has just the right touch of precious metal accents from the gold-plated crown, as well as gold-colored numerals. More visual accents continue on the inside of this watch, with gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel that hide beneath this delicately machined build plate design. This movement features 17 screw-set and friction set jewels, with stainless steel hardware all throughout. Originally manufactured by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1924, it was part of a batch of watches for this particular model that was only 5,500 watches in total. In this same year, the first successful around-the-world flight began in the United States in April 1924, returning to its start point in Seattle, WA in September. The trip took 175 days and covered 27,553 miles.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 24480255
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 380 unique: Today we bring you this beautiful timepiece from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 380. We love the design and color scheme that carries throughout to give this watch a wonderfully cohesive look. This navy strap works well with the blued-steel full moon hands that stand out from the soft feel of the dial and corresponding titanium case. This watch has just the right touch of precious metal accents from the gold-plated crown, as well as gold-colored numerals. More visual accents continue on the inside of this watch, with gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel that hide beneath this delicately machined build plate design. This movement features 17 screw-set and friction set jewels, with stainless steel hardware all throughout. Originally manufactured by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1924, it was part of a batch of watches for this particular model that was only 5,500 watches in total. In this same year, the first successful around-the-world flight began in the United States in April 1924, returning to its start point in Seattle, WA in September. The trip took 175 days and covered 27,553 miles.

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