The Boston 400 (47mm)
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The Boston 400 (47mm)

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The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)
The Boston 400 (47mm)

Watch Description

The Boston 400 is the 400th 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 400 Unique: We are happy to present this exquisite watch originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1924. A wonderfully pronounced crest is the centerpiece of this unique dial. We think the gothic style numerals stand out nicely from the gold hue of the face, and is paired well with our DLC titanium case, and topped off with a gold-plated crown. Our merlot strap ties in to match these gorgeous, burgundy, full moon hands and complete this exceptional watch. The movement that gives this watch life is powered by 17 friction-set jewels, all throughout this classic Waltham bridge plate design. Peeking through beneath are gold-plated gears as well as a brass balance wheel to match. The delicate machining throughout catches the eye from all different angles and continues to surprise us as we explore everything inside this movement. This watch hails all the way from 1924, the same year that the very first foreign language course was broadcasted publicly in the United States, over the radio.

1924

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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: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold 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 400 is the 400th 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 400 Unique: We are happy to present this exquisite watch originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1924. A wonderfully pronounced crest is the centerpiece of this unique dial. We think the gothic style numerals stand out nicely from the gold hue of the face, and is paired well with our DLC titanium case, and topped off with a gold-plated crown. Our merlot strap ties in to match these gorgeous, burgundy, full moon hands and complete this exceptional watch. The movement that gives this watch life is powered by 17 friction-set jewels, all throughout this classic Waltham bridge plate design. Peeking through beneath are gold-plated gears as well as a brass balance wheel to match. The delicate machining throughout catches the eye from all different angles and continues to surprise us as we explore everything inside this movement. This watch hails all the way from 1924, the same year that the very first foreign language course was broadcasted publicly in the United States, over the radio.

1924

23698166

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