The Boston 392 (47mm)
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The Boston 392 (47mm)

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The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)
The Boston 392 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 392 unique: For today’s special release of our Watch of the Day we decided to bring back a case option that we haven’t offered for quite some time, our iridescent titanium. Our team of specialists uses a number of different production techniques including a unique heat treatment to turn our sandblasted titanium case into this beautiful iridescent blue color. We love that we are able to have so many different options with the same case material, and are happy to have this color back after months of testing and perfecting the process to ensure the result that we are looking for. We picked this clean and classic-looking Waltham with its soft white dial to let the blue color really stand out, as well as these beautiful full moon-blued steel hands. A nickel crown and hardware throughout bring some visual points of interest, while this rye strap softens off and completes the look. As we turn the watch over to reveal the movement through our visible caseback, we are amazed by the intricate demaskeened patterns that have been carefully machined to the build plates. Gold-plated gears stand out against the nickel-plated elements of this movement, while the 17 press-fit jewels are scattered throughout and keep everything moving together nicely. This watch was originally manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1919 by the Waltham Watch Company. This is the same year that the 18th amendment to The Constitution was ratified, marking the beginning of prohibition in the United States. This continued until December of 1933 when the 21st amendment eventually repealed it.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 23105291
  • Manufacture Year: 1919
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 392 unique: For today’s special release of our Watch of the Day we decided to bring back a case option that we haven’t offered for quite some time, our iridescent titanium. Our team of specialists uses a number of different production techniques including a unique heat treatment to turn our sandblasted titanium case into this beautiful iridescent blue color. We love that we are able to have so many different options with the same case material, and are happy to have this color back after months of testing and perfecting the process to ensure the result that we are looking for. We picked this clean and classic-looking Waltham with its soft white dial to let the blue color really stand out, as well as these beautiful full moon-blued steel hands. A nickel crown and hardware throughout bring some visual points of interest, while this rye strap softens off and completes the look. As we turn the watch over to reveal the movement through our visible caseback, we are amazed by the intricate demaskeened patterns that have been carefully machined to the build plates. Gold-plated gears stand out against the nickel-plated elements of this movement, while the 17 press-fit jewels are scattered throughout and keep everything moving together nicely. This watch was originally manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1919 by the Waltham Watch Company. This is the same year that the 18th amendment to The Constitution was ratified, marking the beginning of prohibition in the United States. This continued until December of 1933 when the 21st amendment eventually repealed it.

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