The Boston 442 (47mm)
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The Boston 442 (47mm)

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The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)
The Boston 442 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 442 unique: Today, we’re pleased to feature this unique and memorable watch originally manufactured by the American Waltham Pocket Watch Company — the Boston 442. The watch features a distinct dial with a cream-colored background, brown, stylized numerals, and dark-gray hour and minute hands. The dial also sports a breathtaking and elegant center design along with a highly unique subdial. We encased the original pocket watch inside our handcrafted, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we equipped the watch with a copper crown that matches the dial’s numerals. On the back of the watch, you can view its intricate inner workings with its 1235-grade open-face movement, Breguet hairspring, and glimmering bridge plate. The watch’s rear also boasts robust, luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 17 vibrant jewels. Finally, we topped the piece off with our artisan-designed Olive leather watch strap. The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this piece in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1929 — the same year in which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences held the first Academy Awards. That year, the films 7th Heaven and Sunrise won the most academy awards with three each, and the film Wings became the first-ever Outstanding Picture award, which is now known as Best Picture. Unlike the contemporary Academy Awards, the Academy announced the Oscar winners three months before holding the ceremony.

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: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 27077362
  • Manufacture Year: 1929
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 442 unique: Today, we’re pleased to feature this unique and memorable watch originally manufactured by the American Waltham Pocket Watch Company — the Boston 442. The watch features a distinct dial with a cream-colored background, brown, stylized numerals, and dark-gray hour and minute hands. The dial also sports a breathtaking and elegant center design along with a highly unique subdial. We encased the original pocket watch inside our handcrafted, scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we equipped the watch with a copper crown that matches the dial’s numerals. On the back of the watch, you can view its intricate inner workings with its 1235-grade open-face movement, Breguet hairspring, and glimmering bridge plate. The watch’s rear also boasts robust, luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 17 vibrant jewels. Finally, we topped the piece off with our artisan-designed Olive leather watch strap. The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this piece in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1929 — the same year in which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences held the first Academy Awards. That year, the films 7th Heaven and Sunrise won the most academy awards with three each, and the film Wings became the first-ever Outstanding Picture award, which is now known as Best Picture. Unlike the contemporary Academy Awards, the Academy announced the Oscar winners three months before holding the ceremony.

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