The Boston 450 (47mm)
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The Boston 450 (47mm)

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The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)
The Boston 450 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 450 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to showcase this exquisite piece initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 450. The watch’s dial boasts a breathtaking light-cream-colored background with luxurious gold-colored numerals. The piece’s royal blue arrow watch hands make the front of the watch even more sumptuous-looking and stylish. We encased the original pocket watch within our robust and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we equipped it with a gold-plated crown matching the dial’s lavish-looking numerals. Our Machined Titanium case features a clear back, enabling watch enthusiasts to behold this piece’s stunning gold-plated gears and other impressive inner workings. You can view its remarkable 1235-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring, nickel finish, and pendant setting, with 17 jewels throughout its bridge plate. Finally, we paired this antique watch with our comfortable and stylish Rye leather watch strap, further adding to the piece’s breathtaking golden color scheme. The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the Boston 450’s pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1929 — the same year that American businessman Sam Foster developed celluloid sunglasses. Although people used sunglasses long before the 20th century, Foster’s invention enabled businesses to mass-produce and distribute more affordable sunglasses, resulting in them becoming far more common.

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: 26924994
  • Manufacture Year: 1929
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 450 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to showcase this exquisite piece initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 450. The watch’s dial boasts a breathtaking light-cream-colored background with luxurious gold-colored numerals. The piece’s royal blue arrow watch hands make the front of the watch even more sumptuous-looking and stylish. We encased the original pocket watch within our robust and scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case, and we equipped it with a gold-plated crown matching the dial’s lavish-looking numerals. Our Machined Titanium case features a clear back, enabling watch enthusiasts to behold this piece’s stunning gold-plated gears and other impressive inner workings. You can view its remarkable 1235-grade open-face movement with a Breguet hairspring, nickel finish, and pendant setting, with 17 jewels throughout its bridge plate. Finally, we paired this antique watch with our comfortable and stylish Rye leather watch strap, further adding to the piece’s breathtaking golden color scheme. The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the Boston 450’s pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1929 — the same year that American businessman Sam Foster developed celluloid sunglasses. Although people used sunglasses long before the 20th century, Foster’s invention enabled businesses to mass-produce and distribute more affordable sunglasses, resulting in them becoming far more common.

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