The Boston 409 (47mm)
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The Boston 409 (47mm)

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The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)
The Boston 409 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 409 unique: Today we proudly bring you this gorgeous watch from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 409. We see a lot of unique dials and watch combinations coming through our shop, and watches such as this are part of what really makes us excited to continue to produce one-of-a-kind pieces. This dial draws you in immediately with this incredible design that surrounds each numeral, as well as the double-sunk dial continuing the circular features again and again. The small minute indicators around the outside, as well as the full-moon hands, are the extra details that send this watch over the top. We went with our nickel-plated crown and cased the watch in sandblasted titanium, with nickel-plated hardware throughout. As if the exterior of this watch wasn’t enough to convince you, the inside will definitely steal your heart. Each and every surface of this movement has been intricately machined with incredible detail, creating visual movement that will keep you exploring all the small details. 21 beautiful jewels are screw set into raised brass settings, with rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel, keeping everything turning nicely. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts by the Waltham Watch Company in the year 1900, over 121 years ago! In March of this year, the United States ratifies the Gold Standard Act, making gold the standard currency to base our dollar on and fixing the value of our dollar. We love to ponder just how much gold would have been needed to acquire this watch back when it was originally made!

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 7158151
  • Manufacture Year: 1900
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 409 unique: Today we proudly bring you this gorgeous watch from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 409. We see a lot of unique dials and watch combinations coming through our shop, and watches such as this are part of what really makes us excited to continue to produce one-of-a-kind pieces. This dial draws you in immediately with this incredible design that surrounds each numeral, as well as the double-sunk dial continuing the circular features again and again. The small minute indicators around the outside, as well as the full-moon hands, are the extra details that send this watch over the top. We went with our nickel-plated crown and cased the watch in sandblasted titanium, with nickel-plated hardware throughout. As if the exterior of this watch wasn’t enough to convince you, the inside will definitely steal your heart. Each and every surface of this movement has been intricately machined with incredible detail, creating visual movement that will keep you exploring all the small details. 21 beautiful jewels are screw set into raised brass settings, with rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel, keeping everything turning nicely. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts by the Waltham Watch Company in the year 1900, over 121 years ago! In March of this year, the United States ratifies the Gold Standard Act, making gold the standard currency to base our dollar on and fixing the value of our dollar. We love to ponder just how much gold would have been needed to acquire this watch back when it was originally made!

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