The Boston 425 (47mm)
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The Boston 425 (47mm)

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The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)
The Boston 425 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 425 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this exquisite piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 425. Originally manufactured in 1908 by Waltham, the Boston 425 features a classic watch dial, bold type numbers, and an open-face back, revealing the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold and bronze details. The colorless dial complements the bold type numbers stupendously, and the hand on the subdial resembles a 3-leaf clover pinwheel. Powered by 17 jewels, our Machined Titanium case adorns this Ruby-grade timepiece with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Lastly, our Black leather strap brings unity to this remarkable timepiece. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1908 — the same year that the 1st American horror movie silent film Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde premiered in Chicago. The writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, was said to have written it while taking medically prescribed doses of cocaine to treat his hemorrhage.

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: 17000295
  • Manufacture Year: 1908
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 425 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this exquisite piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 425. Originally manufactured in 1908 by Waltham, the Boston 425 features a classic watch dial, bold type numbers, and an open-face back, revealing the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold and bronze details. The colorless dial complements the bold type numbers stupendously, and the hand on the subdial resembles a 3-leaf clover pinwheel. Powered by 17 jewels, our Machined Titanium case adorns this Ruby-grade timepiece with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Lastly, our Black leather strap brings unity to this remarkable timepiece. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1908 — the same year that the 1st American horror movie silent film Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde premiered in Chicago. The writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, was said to have written it while taking medically prescribed doses of cocaine to treat his hemorrhage.

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The Strap

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