The Boston 420 (47mm)
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The Boston 420 (47mm)

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The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)
The Boston 420 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 420 unique: Today, we are thrilled to introduce this remarkable piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 420. Originally manufactured in 1903 by Waltham, the Boston 420 features a mesmerizing watch dial, sleek type numbers, and an open back, revealing the intricate nickel gears with gold details. Some subtle aging on the subdial reminds us of the history this watch has already experienced first-hand. At ten past 10, we can discover a happy face with a striking mustache made by the clock hands and the artwork symmetry. Our Machined Titanium case complements the dial wonderfully and has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Powered by 17 jewels in screw settings, this 225-grade timepiece is breathtaking. Lastly, our Black leather strap complements the dial design wonderfully. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1903 — the same year that the 1st Western film, "The Great Train Robbery," was released. The film ran for 10 minutes with 14 scenes, and even though the film was set in the West, the movie was filmed in New Jersey.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 13427781
  • Manufacture Year: 1903
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 420 unique: Today, we are thrilled to introduce this remarkable piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 420. Originally manufactured in 1903 by Waltham, the Boston 420 features a mesmerizing watch dial, sleek type numbers, and an open back, revealing the intricate nickel gears with gold details. Some subtle aging on the subdial reminds us of the history this watch has already experienced first-hand. At ten past 10, we can discover a happy face with a striking mustache made by the clock hands and the artwork symmetry. Our Machined Titanium case complements the dial wonderfully and has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Powered by 17 jewels in screw settings, this 225-grade timepiece is breathtaking. Lastly, our Black leather strap complements the dial design wonderfully. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1903 — the same year that the 1st Western film, "The Great Train Robbery," was released. The film ran for 10 minutes with 14 scenes, and even though the film was set in the West, the movie was filmed in New Jersey.

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The Strap

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