The Boston 431 (47mm)
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The Boston 431 (47mm)

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The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)
The Boston 431 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 431 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this incredible piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 431. Originally manufactured in 1922 by Waltham, the Boston 431 features a stylish watch dial, gold-type numbers, and a clear back, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The bricks of gold that outline the dial speak to the weight of history this watch has been through. Our Machined Titanium case complements the gold type numbers wonderfully and brings out the navy blue hands of the piece. Powered by 17 screw-set jewels, this 225-grade watch with our natural leather strap brings unity to this piece. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1922 — the same year that KQV-AM began its radio transmissions in Pittsburgh, PA. KQV was powered by 5,000 watts during the day, but to avoid interfering with other stations on 1410-AM, it reduced its power to 75 watts at night.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 24237440
  • Manufacture Year: 1922
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 431 unique: Today, we are excited to introduce this incredible piece from the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 431. Originally manufactured in 1922 by Waltham, the Boston 431 features a stylish watch dial, gold-type numbers, and a clear back, revealing the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The bricks of gold that outline the dial speak to the weight of history this watch has been through. Our Machined Titanium case complements the gold type numbers wonderfully and brings out the navy blue hands of the piece. Powered by 17 screw-set jewels, this 225-grade watch with our natural leather strap brings unity to this piece. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1922 — the same year that KQV-AM began its radio transmissions in Pittsburgh, PA. KQV was powered by 5,000 watts during the day, but to avoid interfering with other stations on 1410-AM, it reduced its power to 75 watts at night.

The Movement

The Story

The Strap