The Boston 421 (47mm)
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The Boston 421 (47mm)

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The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)
The Boston 421 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 421 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this exquisite piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 421. Originally manufactured in 1915 by Waltham, the Boston 421 features a minimalist watch dial, bold type numbers, and an open-face back, revealing the intricate nickel gears with gold details. Despite this watch's expeditions, it has been handled perfectly and is preserved in mint condition. Our Machined Titanium case magnifies this masterpiece with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Powered by 17 jewels, this 235-grade timepiece is exemplary and powerful. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap accentuates the beauty of this timepiece, giving our Machined Titanium case a lustrous appeal. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1915 — the same year that Woodrow Wilson became the first president to attend a World Series game. Instead of using his Presidential Pass, he chose to pay for every game he attended.

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: 20179689
  • Manufacture Year: 1915
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 421 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this exquisite piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 421. Originally manufactured in 1915 by Waltham, the Boston 421 features a minimalist watch dial, bold type numbers, and an open-face back, revealing the intricate nickel gears with gold details. Despite this watch's expeditions, it has been handled perfectly and is preserved in mint condition. Our Machined Titanium case magnifies this masterpiece with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Powered by 17 jewels, this 235-grade timepiece is exemplary and powerful. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap accentuates the beauty of this timepiece, giving our Machined Titanium case a lustrous appeal. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1915 — the same year that Woodrow Wilson became the first president to attend a World Series game. Instead of using his Presidential Pass, he chose to pay for every game he attended.

The Movement

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The Strap

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