The Boston 422 (46mm)

The Boston 422 (46mm)

The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)
The Boston 422 (46mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

What makes the Boston 422 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this remarkable piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 422. Originally manufactured in 1925 by Waltham, the Boston 422 features a rustic watch dial, eloquent type numbers, and an open-face back, revealing the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold details. The subtle aging of the watch reminds us how much history this timepiece has experienced. Our Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) case underlines this timepiece with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating and pairs beautifully with the bold, black numbers. A total of 17 jewels power this high-quality, Premier grade masterpiece. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap brings out the cobalt blue hands of this spectacular timepiece. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1925 — the same year that Scribners published The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Even though Fitzgerald was an atrocious speller and nearly failed out of college, he wrote The Great Gatsby, a novel that captures the 1920s like no other.

Case Style:Machined Titanium cases have been CNC milled from a solid block of aerospace grade titanium. Titanium is the ultimate material for strength to weight ratio. A DLC or "Diamond Like Carbon" coating is then applied to the case to create a uniquely black finish. While in the family of PVD coatings, DLC provides a small amount of transparency that allows us to see machine marks and surface detail while still appearing black. This coating is extremely durable and represents the best we have to offer.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number 25050734 from the Waltham Watch Company. 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 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions: 
    • Diameter: 46mm
    • Height: 12mm
    • Lug-to-Lug: 55mm
    • Lugs: 22mm
  • Case Finish: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number:  25050734
  • Manufacture Year:  1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17j
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio
What makes the Boston 422 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this remarkable piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 422. Originally manufactured in 1925 by Waltham, the Boston 422 features a rustic watch dial, eloquent type numbers, and an open-face back, revealing the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold details. The subtle aging of the watch reminds us how much history this timepiece has experienced. Our Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) case underlines this timepiece with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating and pairs beautifully with the bold, black numbers. A total of 17 jewels power this high-quality, Premier grade masterpiece. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap brings out the cobalt blue hands of this spectacular timepiece. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1925 — the same year that Scribners published The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Even though Fitzgerald was an atrocious speller and nearly failed out of college, he wrote The Great Gatsby, a novel that captures the 1920s like no other.

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