The Boston 432 (47mm)
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The Boston 432 (47mm)

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The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)
The Boston 432 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 432 unique: Today, we are pleased to present this rare and prestigious beauty originally built by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 432. Waltham created this pocket watch in 1901, and they only produced around 200 of this model that year. This incredibly clean white enamel dial grabs your attention with contrasting dark numerals, as well as red minute indicators around the outside. We paired Waltham’s original creation with our unique Machined Titanium case, emphasizing the dial’s distinct coloring. To top it all off, the Boston 432 features our nickel crown and hardware and topped off this one-of-a-kind piece of history with our moss leather strap. The back of the watch features 401-grade, open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The ¾ bridge plate features gold-plated gears, 17 jewels, and an absolutely gorgeous engraving reading “Waltham, U.S.A.” The American Waltham Watch Company built the original pocket watch in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1901 — the same year that Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States. Roosevelt was originally sworn in as Vice President to William McKinley on March 4, 1901. In September of that year, President McKinley was shot by the anarchist Leon Czolgosz and died a week later from his wound. Roosevelt was only 42 years old when he entered office, making him the youngest president in U.S. history.

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: 10512562
  • Manufacture Year: 1901
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 432 unique: Today, we are pleased to present this rare and prestigious beauty originally built by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 432. Waltham created this pocket watch in 1901, and they only produced around 200 of this model that year. This incredibly clean white enamel dial grabs your attention with contrasting dark numerals, as well as red minute indicators around the outside. We paired Waltham’s original creation with our unique Machined Titanium case, emphasizing the dial’s distinct coloring. To top it all off, the Boston 432 features our nickel crown and hardware and topped off this one-of-a-kind piece of history with our moss leather strap. The back of the watch features 401-grade, open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The ¾ bridge plate features gold-plated gears, 17 jewels, and an absolutely gorgeous engraving reading “Waltham, U.S.A.” The American Waltham Watch Company built the original pocket watch in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1901 — the same year that Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States. Roosevelt was originally sworn in as Vice President to William McKinley on March 4, 1901. In September of that year, President McKinley was shot by the anarchist Leon Czolgosz and died a week later from his wound. Roosevelt was only 42 years old when he entered office, making him the youngest president in U.S. history.

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