The Boston 408 (47mm)
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The Boston 408 (47mm)

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The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)
The Boston 408 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 408 unique: Today we are excited to bring this amazing watch to our lineup, originally manufactured by the Waltham Watch Company, this is our Boston 408. Immediately we are attracted to the perfectly clean appearance of this beautiful dial, uniquely designed to feature the minute indicators around the outside of the hours in red. These very fine spade-style hands do a nice job of not detracting from the appearance and keep in line with the very simple and elegant feel. We decided to place this watch in our bronzed titanium case to give it a luxurious feel, topped off with our copper crown and oxblood cordovan strap. We love the visual movement all throughout this movement, with this amazing damaskeening pattern that has been carefully machined onto the different layers of build plates. 17 jewels are screw-set into raised settings, spread out to help the different gears move smoothly and keep everything on track nicely. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel bring a subtle touch of precious metal to give a visual balance of different elements to this stunning timepiece. This watch was originally manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts all the way back in 1908. This year also marks the official launch of Ford’s Model T automobile. The very first one to leave the assembly line happened on September 27, with an initial retail price of only $850 US dollars.

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: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 16596149
  • Manufacture Year: 1908
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 408 unique: Today we are excited to bring this amazing watch to our lineup, originally manufactured by the Waltham Watch Company, this is our Boston 408. Immediately we are attracted to the perfectly clean appearance of this beautiful dial, uniquely designed to feature the minute indicators around the outside of the hours in red. These very fine spade-style hands do a nice job of not detracting from the appearance and keep in line with the very simple and elegant feel. We decided to place this watch in our bronzed titanium case to give it a luxurious feel, topped off with our copper crown and oxblood cordovan strap. We love the visual movement all throughout this movement, with this amazing damaskeening pattern that has been carefully machined onto the different layers of build plates. 17 jewels are screw-set into raised settings, spread out to help the different gears move smoothly and keep everything on track nicely. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel bring a subtle touch of precious metal to give a visual balance of different elements to this stunning timepiece. This watch was originally manufactured in Waltham, Massachusetts all the way back in 1908. This year also marks the official launch of Ford’s Model T automobile. The very first one to leave the assembly line happened on September 27, with an initial retail price of only $850 US dollars.

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