The Boston 411 (47mm)
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The Boston 411 (47mm)

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The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)
The Boston 411 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 411 unique: Today we have the pleasure of bringing you this amazing watch from the Waltham Watch Company, our very own Boston 411. All of our watches were originally cased inside of unique pocket watch cases, and this particular watch happened to have a case that was squared off instead of perfectly round. The designers leaned into this shape with this unique design on the dial that now stands out and contrasts our perfectly round, machined titanium case. If you look closely you will also notice these carefully machined lines that curve all across the face and bring that extra flair to the visual appeal. More intricate details continue as we peer inside the movement of this watch, with incredible details machined throughout all of the separate build plates. We find 17 press-fit jewels that power this watch, as well as gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel. Stainless steel hardware pairs well with the shiny glimmer of the nickel-plated elements, tying everything together nicely. This watch was originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company of Waltham, Massachusetts in 1924. In this same year, we also see the passing of the Immigration act of 1924, which made abrupt changes to the number of immigrants allowed to enter the United States. Before this time, Ellis Island was a prominent entry point for the United States and quickly was changed to a deportation point for illegal aliens who had violated the terms of admittance.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 23743000
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 411 unique: Today we have the pleasure of bringing you this amazing watch from the Waltham Watch Company, our very own Boston 411. All of our watches were originally cased inside of unique pocket watch cases, and this particular watch happened to have a case that was squared off instead of perfectly round. The designers leaned into this shape with this unique design on the dial that now stands out and contrasts our perfectly round, machined titanium case. If you look closely you will also notice these carefully machined lines that curve all across the face and bring that extra flair to the visual appeal. More intricate details continue as we peer inside the movement of this watch, with incredible details machined throughout all of the separate build plates. We find 17 press-fit jewels that power this watch, as well as gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel. Stainless steel hardware pairs well with the shiny glimmer of the nickel-plated elements, tying everything together nicely. This watch was originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company of Waltham, Massachusetts in 1924. In this same year, we also see the passing of the Immigration act of 1924, which made abrupt changes to the number of immigrants allowed to enter the United States. Before this time, Ellis Island was a prominent entry point for the United States and quickly was changed to a deportation point for illegal aliens who had violated the terms of admittance.

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