The Boston 452 (47mm)
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The Boston 452 (47mm)

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The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)
The Boston 452 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 452 unique: Today, we're thrilled to showcase this one-of-a-kind watch originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1925 — the Boston 452. The watch boasts a remarkable dial reminiscent of wood grain with a cream-colored background and stunning vertical markings. The dial also features stylish black numerals and royal-blue heavy moon hour and minute hands. We encased the original pocket watch within our glimmering, powerful Machined Titanium, further drawing attention to the piece's distinct dial, and equipped it with a sumptuous copper crown. On the back of the watch, you can view the Boston 452's 225-grade open-face movement with a micrometer regulator, Breguet hairspring, and gold-plated gears. The watch's rear also reveals 17 breathtaking screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. We tied the piece together by matching it with our hand-crafted and unique Stone leather watch strap, making the final product even more stylish. The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced the Boston 452's pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1925 — the same year that a group of African Americans attorneys founded the National Bar Association legal society. Founders Gertrude Rush, George H. Woodson, S. Joe Brown, and many others created the legal network after being denied membership from the American Bar Association. American legal societies largely excluded black lawyers at the time, so the National Bar Association aimed to provide a network for predominantly African-American legal professionals. In 1925, 1,000 members comprised the National Bar Association, and today, the organization features over 60,000 lawyers, professors, law students, and judges.

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: 24948691
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 452 unique: Today, we're thrilled to showcase this one-of-a-kind watch originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1925 — the Boston 452. The watch boasts a remarkable dial reminiscent of wood grain with a cream-colored background and stunning vertical markings. The dial also features stylish black numerals and royal-blue heavy moon hour and minute hands. We encased the original pocket watch within our glimmering, powerful Machined Titanium, further drawing attention to the piece's distinct dial, and equipped it with a sumptuous copper crown. On the back of the watch, you can view the Boston 452's 225-grade open-face movement with a micrometer regulator, Breguet hairspring, and gold-plated gears. The watch's rear also reveals 17 breathtaking screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. We tied the piece together by matching it with our hand-crafted and unique Stone leather watch strap, making the final product even more stylish. The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced the Boston 452's pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1925 — the same year that a group of African Americans attorneys founded the National Bar Association legal society. Founders Gertrude Rush, George H. Woodson, S. Joe Brown, and many others created the legal network after being denied membership from the American Bar Association. American legal societies largely excluded black lawyers at the time, so the National Bar Association aimed to provide a network for predominantly African-American legal professionals. In 1925, 1,000 members comprised the National Bar Association, and today, the organization features over 60,000 lawyers, professors, law students, and judges.

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