The Boston 440 (47mm)
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The Boston 440 (47mm)

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The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)
The Boston 440 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 440 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present this stunning piece initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1924 — the Boston 440. The watch features a gold-colored dial with a dark-violet hour hand and a reddish-brown minute hand. The piece also sports uniquely stylized black numerals. We encased the pocket watch in our robust and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we paired the piece with a gold-plated crown that matches the dial. Our gleaming Machined Titanium case features a rear display case, revealing the pocket watch’s intricate components. The piece boasts a 1225-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring and bridge plate. The watch also sports luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 17 jewels. Finally, we paired the watch with our comfortable, artisan-designed Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap, adding even more style to this stunning antique piece. The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that the International Olympic Committee held the first-ever Winter Olympic Games. The first Winter Olympic games were held in Chamonix, France, and featured five sports: curling, ice hockey, Nordic skiing (which includes ski jumping), skating, and bobsleigh. Norway took home the most medals that year with four gold, seven silver, and six bronze. The United States won four medals: one gold in speed skating, one silver in ice hockey, one silver in figure skating, and one bronze in ski jumping.

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: 23568313
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 440 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to present this stunning piece initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1924 — the Boston 440. The watch features a gold-colored dial with a dark-violet hour hand and a reddish-brown minute hand. The piece also sports uniquely stylized black numerals. We encased the pocket watch in our robust and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we paired the piece with a gold-plated crown that matches the dial. Our gleaming Machined Titanium case features a rear display case, revealing the pocket watch’s intricate components. The piece boasts a 1225-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring and bridge plate. The watch also sports luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 17 jewels. Finally, we paired the watch with our comfortable, artisan-designed Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap, adding even more style to this stunning antique piece. The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that the International Olympic Committee held the first-ever Winter Olympic Games. The first Winter Olympic games were held in Chamonix, France, and featured five sports: curling, ice hockey, Nordic skiing (which includes ski jumping), skating, and bobsleigh. Norway took home the most medals that year with four gold, seven silver, and six bronze. The United States won four medals: one gold in speed skating, one silver in ice hockey, one silver in figure skating, and one bronze in ski jumping.

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