The Boston 458 (47mm)
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The Boston 458 (47mm)

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The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)
The Boston 458 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 458 unique: Today, we’re pleased to present this sophisticated piece initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1900 — the Boston 458. This historic watch boasts an elegant dial with a pristine, linen white dial with stylized black numerals and dark red minute numerals. The front of the watch also features a subdial and blued-steel spade hands. We matched this antique piece with our one-of-kind, robust Blued Titanium case, making the dial look even more remarkable, and we also equipped it with a nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view its Royal-grade open-face movement, boasting a patent regulator, Breguet hairspring, and a “Royal” engraving. The movement also showcases bronze and gold-plated gears powered by 17 jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we matched this stunning watch with our comfortable, artisan-designed Stone leather watch strap, perfectly complementing the watch’s unique style.

The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the Boston 458’s pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1900 — the same year Eastman Kodak released the first Kodak Brownie camera, making snapshot photography accessible to the public. Although the camera was a monumental success among Americans, Kodak primarily marketed the camera to children. Kodak sold the camera for $1, and it used a Meniscus Achromat lens.

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: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 7426237
  • Manufacture Year: 1900
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 458 unique: Today, we’re pleased to present this sophisticated piece initially produced by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1900 — the Boston 458. This historic watch boasts an elegant dial with a pristine, linen white dial with stylized black numerals and dark red minute numerals. The front of the watch also features a subdial and blued-steel spade hands. We matched this antique piece with our one-of-kind, robust Blued Titanium case, making the dial look even more remarkable, and we also equipped it with a nickel-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view its Royal-grade open-face movement, boasting a patent regulator, Breguet hairspring, and a “Royal” engraving. The movement also showcases bronze and gold-plated gears powered by 17 jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we matched this stunning watch with our comfortable, artisan-designed Stone leather watch strap, perfectly complementing the watch’s unique style.

The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the Boston 458’s pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1900 — the same year Eastman Kodak released the first Kodak Brownie camera, making snapshot photography accessible to the public. Although the camera was a monumental success among Americans, Kodak primarily marketed the camera to children. Kodak sold the camera for $1, and it used a Meniscus Achromat lens.

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