The Boston 437 (47mm)
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The Boston 437 (47mm)

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The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)
The Boston 437 (47mm)

Watch Description

What 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.

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: 24948534
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What 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.

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