The Boston 455 (47mm)
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The Boston 455 (47mm)

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The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)
The Boston 455 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 455 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to feature this magnificent watch initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1924 — the Boston 455. The watch boasts a stunning cream-colored dial with an elegant center design and thin, stylized black numerals. The dial also features stunning blued-steel full moon hands. We encased the original pocket watch within our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and equipped it with an eye-catching copper crown, making this piece even more unique and breathtaking. On the back of the watch, you can view the piece’s intricate inner workings, including a 225-grade open-face movement, micrometer regulator, and Breguet hairspring. The watch also showcases a fashionable “Waltham” engraving that boasts to the piece’s historicity. Finally, the watch’s movement features luxurious and robust gold-plated gears powered by 17 screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. We matched it with our Brown Stout leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind watch even more striking. The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the Boston 455’s pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that Rhapsody in Blue premiered in New York City. The musical composition was an important landmark in the history of American music because it combined classical music with jazz influences. George Gershwin wrote the original composition while Paul Whiteman served as the bandleader in its inaugural performance. Rhapsody in Blue made its debut in a concert celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s birthday titled “An Experiment In Modern Music” in Aeolian Hall on February 12, 1924.

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: 24756058
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 455 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to feature this magnificent watch initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1924 — the Boston 455. The watch boasts a stunning cream-colored dial with an elegant center design and thin, stylized black numerals. The dial also features stunning blued-steel full moon hands. We encased the original pocket watch within our scratch-resistant Machined Titanium case and equipped it with an eye-catching copper crown, making this piece even more unique and breathtaking. On the back of the watch, you can view the piece’s intricate inner workings, including a 225-grade open-face movement, micrometer regulator, and Breguet hairspring. The watch also showcases a fashionable “Waltham” engraving that boasts to the piece’s historicity. Finally, the watch’s movement features luxurious and robust gold-plated gears powered by 17 screw-set jewels throughout its ¾ plate. We matched it with our Brown Stout leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind watch even more striking. The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the Boston 455’s pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that Rhapsody in Blue premiered in New York City. The musical composition was an important landmark in the history of American music because it combined classical music with jazz influences. George Gershwin wrote the original composition while Paul Whiteman served as the bandleader in its inaugural performance. Rhapsody in Blue made its debut in a concert celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s birthday titled “An Experiment In Modern Music” in Aeolian Hall on February 12, 1924.

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