The Boston 401 (47mm)
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The Boston 401 (47mm)

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The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)
The Boston 401 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 401 unique: We are so excited to finish off this week's watches with this absolutely stunning timepiece from the American Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 401. The Gunmetal Titanium case has such a bold and defined look that really makes this cream-colored dial jump out and grab your attention. The brown numerals and blued-steel full moon hands help to bring interest to this double sunk dial, while the intricate design in the center draws you in a little closer. We topped it off with a copper crown and hardware to match, then paired it with our Natural Leather watch strap to bring everything together nicely. This humble yet strong movement keeps it simple with friction-set jewels and minimal steel hardware, letting the gold-plated gears beneath really shine through. This intricately machined build plate catches your eye from all different angles and shows off the true quality craftsmanship of the time. The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in 1926 — the same year that the United States College Board administered the first SAT under the leadership of Carl Brigham. “SAT” originally served as an acronym for “Scholastic Aptitude Test,” but in 1997, the College Board declared that “Scholastic Aptitude Test” is not a fitting name for the contemporary test and declared that the SAT is no longer an acronym. The original test featured sections including arithmetic, paragraph reading, vocabulary definitions, logical inference tests, and more.

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: Gunmetal Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 25413629
  • Manufacture Year: 1926
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 401 unique: We are so excited to finish off this week's watches with this absolutely stunning timepiece from the American Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 401. The Gunmetal Titanium case has such a bold and defined look that really makes this cream-colored dial jump out and grab your attention. The brown numerals and blued-steel full moon hands help to bring interest to this double sunk dial, while the intricate design in the center draws you in a little closer. We topped it off with a copper crown and hardware to match, then paired it with our Natural Leather watch strap to bring everything together nicely. This humble yet strong movement keeps it simple with friction-set jewels and minimal steel hardware, letting the gold-plated gears beneath really shine through. This intricately machined build plate catches your eye from all different angles and shows off the true quality craftsmanship of the time. The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured this piece in 1926 — the same year that the United States College Board administered the first SAT under the leadership of Carl Brigham. “SAT” originally served as an acronym for “Scholastic Aptitude Test,” but in 1997, the College Board declared that “Scholastic Aptitude Test” is not a fitting name for the contemporary test and declared that the SAT is no longer an acronym. The original test featured sections including arithmetic, paragraph reading, vocabulary definitions, logical inference tests, and more.

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