The Boston 426 (47mm)
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The Boston 426 (47mm)

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The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)
The Boston 426 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 426 unique: Today, we are thrilled to present this remarkable piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 426. Originally manufactured in 1924 by Waltham, the Boston 426 features a stunning watch dial, gold type numbers, and an open-face back, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The smooth, captivating texture of the dial complements the type numbers wonderfully. Our Machined Titanium case is powered by 17 jewels and embellishes this 1235-grade timepiece with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Lastly, our Moss leather strap accentuates the piece by adding a separate, textural dimension. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that American skater Charles Jewtraw claimed the first-ever Winter Olympic gold medal. Competing against 26 others from 12 different nations, he won the 500m speed skating event in 44.0 seconds at the Chamonix Games in France.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 24454598
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 426 unique: Today, we are thrilled to present this remarkable piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 426. Originally manufactured in 1924 by Waltham, the Boston 426 features a stunning watch dial, gold type numbers, and an open-face back, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The smooth, captivating texture of the dial complements the type numbers wonderfully. Our Machined Titanium case is powered by 17 jewels and embellishes this 1235-grade timepiece with an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Lastly, our Moss leather strap accentuates the piece by adding a separate, textural dimension. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that American skater Charles Jewtraw claimed the first-ever Winter Olympic gold medal. Competing against 26 others from 12 different nations, he won the 500m speed skating event in 44.0 seconds at the Chamonix Games in France.

The Movement

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The Strap

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