Watch DescriptionWhat makes the Boston 437 unique: Today, we're pleased to present this one-of-a-kind piece initially manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1925 — the Boston 437. This watch offers notable unique qualities, including a gorgeous yet straightforward color scheme. The pocket watch's dial features an exquisite center design and golden numerals that shine attractively against the dial's white background. The piece also boasts light navy-blue hour and minute hands contrasting the dial's background and numerals. We matched the watch's color scheme with a golden crown, and the piece now shines even brighter with our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case. Through our clear display case, you can view the watch’s 225-grade open-face configuration with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The watch also features a micrometer regulator and a Breguet hairspring. You can also see the pocket watch's stylish and powerful gold-plated gears along with its 17 pristine screw-set jewels fixed atop its ¾ plate. The watch's inner workings are robust and practical, but they also pair perfectly with the piece's luxurious design. Finally, we added our fashionable and comfortable Cordovan Black leather watch strap along with a gold-plated buckle, both of which complement the dial's breathtaking style. The American Waltham Watch Company created this pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1925 — the same year that the iconic American author F. Scott Fitzgerald published the groundbreaking novel The Great Gatsby. According to Fitzerald biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, part of Fitzerald's inspiration for the titular Jay Gatsby came from his Long Island neighbor Max Gerlach. Max Gerlach accumulated a substantial amount of wealth during prohibition through bootlegging in New York, and with newfound opulence, he flaunted his wealth and frequently hosted luxurious parties. Gerlach eventually lost his wealth because of the Great Depression and the legalization of alcohol.
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.
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- 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
- Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
- Serial Number: 24948534
- Manufacture Year: 1925
- Function: Manual Wind
- Jewels: 17 Jewels
- Hands: Original
- Size: 12s
- Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
Absolutely stunning watch. I had researched online for months. After seeing the watches in person at the Fountain Hills festival I knew I had to have one. The Boston 472 was made in 1924, the year my grandfather was born in Boston so it was meant to be. The compliments have been pouring in, and I’m already eyeing my next timepiece from Vortic!
I purchased two of the Military 5th Editions. I gave one to my brother who is a US Navy veteran as an early Christmas present, and I kept one for myself. He loved the watch and was very moved by the history and provenance of the watch. He switched the watch strap to the military canvas strap. I kept the black strap with red stitching. I liked that this model had the seconds hand painted red as well as the detail tool work on the four corners of the watch. I really like that the watch is wound at the 12 o clock. The presentation was very cool as well.
Highly recommend to anyone that wants a unique piece of American history and a beautiful watch, representing American craftsmanship and ingenuity.
As soon as I saw the 2023 design, I knew that I needed take a shot at getting one. I set an alarm so I was ready to respond as soon as the email went out. I have worn it everyday since receiving the watch and it has worked like "clockwork". I multi-metal case and housing is very sharp. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Congrats to the Vortic team for their superior craftmenship and efforts around this watch.
What a pleasure. Must admit it was a rebound purchase when I failed to secure one of the Special Edition Military watches this year. That said it's a beautiful piece. A beautifully restored American antique pocket watch repackaged into a modern wrist watch. So much more meaningful that an expensive Swiss gadget.
I can’t say enough about the craftsmanship and overall aesthetics of the watch. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. It definitely is a conversation piece every time I wear it. The team at Vortic never ceases to amaze me. I hope to buy myself another one soon.
A beautiful piece of American history. And despite the fact that it is 100 years old, it still keeps excellent time. Over the first 10 days it lost no time compared to my phone. Fantastic craftsmanship from the vortic team, as well as the heritage movement, not to mention the lovely shell cordovan band.
I just found out about Vortic a couple months. I have a few watches in my collection, this is by far my favorite now. The history, the mechanical feel, hearing it tick… I love it!
I am very happy because I own one of these living antiques, some of which have completed 100 years, as if you were putting history on your wrist.
I live in Rockford, Illinois. I have been looking for a Rockford watch for some time and recently purchased a 45 mm watch from 1912. Finding this watch was truly a treat. The dial and casing is top notch and the band is very well made and comfortable. As a watch collector, and as someone who owns another Vortic, I am a very pleased repeat customer.
I think watchs like this with painting are beter than the others
Amazing watch! It's very stylish but doesn't look to flashy. Going to add a clasp to save some wear and tear on the strap.
Handsome, soft, and American made. This strap complements the classic look of the vortic watch perfectly. And it fits my enormous wrist. Bonus.
I’ve had my watch almost 3 years. With a 100 year old time piece you need to understand there will be bumps. About a year or two in the winding wasn’t as good but they serviced it and it works great. My daily wear for sure and a great conversation piece.
I love this smaller size Vortic Watch to add to my collection! I am thrilled to have the first batch of The Victory Watch series. Not only does the watch history, of each watch, interest me but now we have the history behind The Victory Watch series. See the Vortic Website for details!
Very happy w/ Military Wach! … It is a large watch but sits well on your wrist and frankly “is just really neat”! My father was in Army Air Corp in WWII, not a pilot, but was a maintenance / mechanic for B-29 bombers serving on Tinian & Saipan while the US bombed Japan. Great customer service from Vortic and great product.
The engine that powers this watch is an antique American pocket watch movement. All the gears and springs that make it tell time are roughly 100 years old on average. We call these watches the American Artisan Series because we're celebrating the history and legacy of the artisan watchmakers who built this engineering marvel a century ago in the United States.
Today most pocket watches are scrapped for the gold or silver of the case (the outside of the antique timepiece), leaving the inside (what we call the "movement") as trash.
We take pride in upcycling these pieces of American history by salvaging as many as we can, then preserving them inside our wristwatches.
Our expert team of watchmakers restores the antique movement and then we manufacture a custom wristwatch case here in Fort Collins, Colorado.
We partnered with Worn & Wound to produce a custom set of straps for our American Artisan Series watches. We now have 15 different colors to choose from including our two Horween Shell Cordovan options. These straps are made in the USA and are based on the Windup Model 2 Premium strap that Worn and Wound offers.