The Boston 439 (47mm)
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The Boston 439 (47mm)

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The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)
The Boston 439 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 439 unique: Today, we’re delighted to present the Boston 439, a one-of-a-kind, historic piece initially manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1935. The watch features a highly luxurious and unique dial with a white background, golden-colored numerals, and a distinct, Jackson Pollock-esque center dial design. The dial also sports sleek, dark navy hour and minute hands. We matched the pocket watch’s gold-colored numerals with a gold-plated crown and enclosed it in our sumptuous and protective PVD Zircon Gold case. The case’s clear back reveals a 221-grade open-face movement with a bridge plate. The watch also boasts 21 breathtaking jewels and gold-plated gears. It also features gorgeous gold-colored engravings that emphasize the antique piece’s authenticity reading “Waltham U.S.A. Riverside.” To top it off, we paired the watch with our artisan-designed Cordovan Black leather watch strap, making the piece even more lavish. The American Waltham Watch Company manufactured the watch in 1935 — the same year that President Franklin Roosevelt signed the US Social Security Act. The law was one of the many parts of Roosevelt’s New Deal, which addressed economic hardships caused by the Great Depression. The act established unemployment insurance, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, and social security benefits. The act also led to the Social Security Amendments of 1965, creating the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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: 28887069
  • Manufacture Year: 1935
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 439 unique: Today, we’re delighted to present the Boston 439, a one-of-a-kind, historic piece initially manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1935. The watch features a highly luxurious and unique dial with a white background, golden-colored numerals, and a distinct, Jackson Pollock-esque center dial design. The dial also sports sleek, dark navy hour and minute hands. We matched the pocket watch’s gold-colored numerals with a gold-plated crown and enclosed it in our sumptuous and protective PVD Zircon Gold case. The case’s clear back reveals a 221-grade open-face movement with a bridge plate. The watch also boasts 21 breathtaking jewels and gold-plated gears. It also features gorgeous gold-colored engravings that emphasize the antique piece’s authenticity reading “Waltham U.S.A. Riverside.” To top it off, we paired the watch with our artisan-designed Cordovan Black leather watch strap, making the piece even more lavish. The American Waltham Watch Company manufactured the watch in 1935 — the same year that President Franklin Roosevelt signed the US Social Security Act. The law was one of the many parts of Roosevelt’s New Deal, which addressed economic hardships caused by the Great Depression. The act established unemployment insurance, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, and social security benefits. The act also led to the Social Security Amendments of 1965, creating the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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