The Boston 427 (47mm)
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The Boston 427 (47mm)

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The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)
The Boston 427 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 427 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this incredible piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 427. Originally manufactured in 1924 by Waltham, the Boston 427 features a classic watch dial, sleek-type numbers, and a clear back, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold-plated details. Our Machined Titanium case complements the dial beautifully, bringing out the subtle violet coloring on the rustic hands. Powered by 17 jewels that decorate this 1235-grade timepiece. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap brings this piece together and gives it a modern flare. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that KGO-AM began its radio transmissions in San Francisco, CA. KGO-AM was powered by 1,000 watts when it opened, and was known as the “Sunset Station.” The programs consisted of performances, music, and skits.

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: 24434684
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 427 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this incredible piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 427. Originally manufactured in 1924 by Waltham, the Boston 427 features a classic watch dial, sleek-type numbers, and a clear back, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold-plated details. Our Machined Titanium case complements the dial beautifully, bringing out the subtle violet coloring on the rustic hands. Powered by 17 jewels that decorate this 1235-grade timepiece. Lastly, our Cordovan Black leather strap brings this piece together and gives it a modern flare. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that KGO-AM began its radio transmissions in San Francisco, CA. KGO-AM was powered by 1,000 watts when it opened, and was known as the “Sunset Station.” The programs consisted of performances, music, and skits.

The Movement

The Story

The Strap

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