The Boston 448 (47mm)
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The Boston 448 (47mm)

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The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)
The Boston 448 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 448 unique: Today, we’re excited to present to you this stunningly sophisticated timepiece originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company almost a century ago — the Boston 448. The watch features a breathtaking dial with an intricate center design and black stylized numerals. The piece’s bronze-colored spear hour and minute hands complement its tan-brown background. We encased the pocket watch within our robust, gleaming Machined Titanium case, and we paired it with a copper crown, emphasizing the dial’s elegant colors. On the back of the watch, you can view the piece's Riverside-grade open-face movement along with its Breguet hairspring and bridge plate. The original pocket watch also displays luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 19 jewels. Finally, we matched this elegant watch with our stylish and comfortable Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap. The American Waltham Watch Company initially manufactured the Boston 448’s original pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1923 — the same year that country music legend Hiram “Hank” Williams was born in Mount Olive, Alabama. Hank Williams was known for his honest, emotional songwriting, and he was highly influential for country music as well as popular music in general. Many regard him as the first country superstar. Tragically, after years of drug and alcohol abuse, he died at the age of 29 from a heart attack.

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: 24319789
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 448 unique: Today, we’re excited to present to you this stunningly sophisticated timepiece originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company almost a century ago — the Boston 448. The watch features a breathtaking dial with an intricate center design and black stylized numerals. The piece’s bronze-colored spear hour and minute hands complement its tan-brown background. We encased the pocket watch within our robust, gleaming Machined Titanium case, and we paired it with a copper crown, emphasizing the dial’s elegant colors. On the back of the watch, you can view the piece's Riverside-grade open-face movement along with its Breguet hairspring and bridge plate. The original pocket watch also displays luxurious gold-plated gears powered by 19 jewels. Finally, we matched this elegant watch with our stylish and comfortable Cordovan Oxblood leather watch strap. The American Waltham Watch Company initially manufactured the Boston 448’s original pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1923 — the same year that country music legend Hiram “Hank” Williams was born in Mount Olive, Alabama. Hank Williams was known for his honest, emotional songwriting, and he was highly influential for country music as well as popular music in general. Many regard him as the first country superstar. Tragically, after years of drug and alcohol abuse, he died at the age of 29 from a heart attack.

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