The Boston 453 (47mm)
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The Boston 453 (47mm)

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The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)
The Boston 453 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 453 unique: Today, we’re excited to present this remarkable piece originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1899 — the Boston 453. The watch boasts a splendid dial with black numerals that look stunning against its pristine white background. The dial also features a subtle yet elegant center design and blue fine spade watch hands. We complemented the antique pocket watch’s breathtaking design by matching it with our Machined Titanium case and gold-plated crown. Our case features a transparent back, revealing the watch’s Riverside-grade open-face movement with a patent regulator and Breguet hairspring. The back of the watch also features a stylish “Riverside” engraving corroborating its historicity. Finally, the pocket watch boasts robust bronze-plated gears powered by 19 sumptuous jewels. To tie the piece together, we paired it with our artisan-crafted Rye leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind watch even more exceptional. The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this timepiece in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1899 — the same year the United States established the Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state. President William McKinley signed a bill creating the national park on March 2, 1899, making it America’s fifth national park. The park features 236,381 acres and the Mount Rainier stratovolcano, America’s largest mainland volcano.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 7364027
  • Manufacture Year: 1899
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 453 unique: Today, we’re excited to present this remarkable piece originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1899 — the Boston 453. The watch boasts a splendid dial with black numerals that look stunning against its pristine white background. The dial also features a subtle yet elegant center design and blue fine spade watch hands. We complemented the antique pocket watch’s breathtaking design by matching it with our Machined Titanium case and gold-plated crown. Our case features a transparent back, revealing the watch’s Riverside-grade open-face movement with a patent regulator and Breguet hairspring. The back of the watch also features a stylish “Riverside” engraving corroborating its historicity. Finally, the pocket watch boasts robust bronze-plated gears powered by 19 sumptuous jewels. To tie the piece together, we paired it with our artisan-crafted Rye leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind watch even more exceptional. The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this timepiece in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1899 — the same year the United States established the Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state. President William McKinley signed a bill creating the national park on March 2, 1899, making it America’s fifth national park. The park features 236,381 acres and the Mount Rainier stratovolcano, America’s largest mainland volcano.

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