The Boston 393 (47mm)
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The Boston 393 (47mm)

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The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)
The Boston 393 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Boston 393 is the 393rd 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 393 Unique: Today’s Watch of the Day is the Boston 393! It’s both sophisticated and sharp with the wonderfully machined titanium case and oxblood cordovan strap. This watch has a modern feel without being too overstated. The red outer minute indicators add some extra detail to its clean, white dial. Nickel-plated crown and hardware round out the small details on this watch, complimenting its beautifully decorated Royal movement. A ¾ bridge plate is intricately demaskeened to show off the different layers and precision of the movement. 17 screw-set jewels, rose gold gears, and nickel-plated screws throughout the main plate make up the stunning hardware. Some movements we see are in incredible condition, even over 100 years. This watch looks like it could have easily been produced today when it was originally manufactured by Waltham in 1908 in Massachusetts! At the same time, the Ford Motor Company released the first Model T. Originally priced at $850, it is amazing to look back and think of how far we have come with technology in both vehicles and watches. We love to see these slices of history still performing perfectly even today.

1908

17049985

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: 2021
  • 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: 
  • Manufacture Year: 
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

The Boston 393 is the 393rd 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 393 Unique: Today’s Watch of the Day is the Boston 393! It’s both sophisticated and sharp with the wonderfully machined titanium case and oxblood cordovan strap. This watch has a modern feel without being too overstated. The red outer minute indicators add some extra detail to its clean, white dial. Nickel-plated crown and hardware round out the small details on this watch, complimenting its beautifully decorated Royal movement. A ¾ bridge plate is intricately demaskeened to show off the different layers and precision of the movement. 17 screw-set jewels, rose gold gears, and nickel-plated screws throughout the main plate make up the stunning hardware. Some movements we see are in incredible condition, even over 100 years. This watch looks like it could have easily been produced today when it was originally manufactured by Waltham in 1908 in Massachusetts! At the same time, the Ford Motor Company released the first Model T. Originally priced at $850, it is amazing to look back and think of how far we have come with technology in both vehicles and watches. We love to see these slices of history still performing perfectly even today.

1908

17049985

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