The Boston 459 (47mm)
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The Boston 459 (47mm)

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The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)
The Boston 459 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 459 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to feature a highly remarkable and memorable piece originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 459. The watch’s eye-catching dial features a vintage image of a Pureoxia Ginger Ale, a now-defunct, Boston-based beverage producer. This antique piece also features bronze-colored numerals along with blue-tinted heavy moon watch hands. We encased this historic pocket watch within our stunning and robust Bronzed Titanium case, complementing the dial’s numerals, and equipped it with a nickel-plated crown. Our case features a clear back, enabling watch enthusiasts to view the brilliance of the pocket watch’s inner workings. The piece boasts a 1225-grade open-face movement with luxurious gold-plated gears. You can also view the watch’s Breguet hairspring and 17 sumptuous jewels throughout its bridge plate. To finish the piece, we paired it with our Moss leather watch strap, adding comfort and more style to this already-memorable historic watch.

It was not uncommon for these watch manufacturers to do small runs of special dials for companies and custom orders. Often, small companies would request a small run of watches with their branding on it to give out to its own employees, or would order a larger run of watches to sell at a smaller jewelry store with their own name on the watch. With this particular dial, we assume from our research that this is probably something that the Pureoxia company had made custom at an incredibly small quantity just for its own employees. We also found a very detailed map of the downtown Boston area where this beverage was served around town, so that you could find a local spot near you if you were looking for this particular brand.

The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year the Wrigley Building skyscraper opened in Chicago. William Wrigley Jr. began the construction project in 1920 in order to create a headquarters for the Wrigley Company, which produces notable American gum brands, including Juicy Fruit and Hubba Bubba. Wrigley hired the architectural firm Graham, Anderson, Probst & White to design the building. They combined a French Renaissance style with Seville Cathedral’s Giralda bell tower, located in Seville, Spain.

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: 23528941
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 459 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to feature a highly remarkable and memorable piece originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 459. The watch’s eye-catching dial features a vintage image of a Pureoxia Ginger Ale, a now-defunct, Boston-based beverage producer. This antique piece also features bronze-colored numerals along with blue-tinted heavy moon watch hands. We encased this historic pocket watch within our stunning and robust Bronzed Titanium case, complementing the dial’s numerals, and equipped it with a nickel-plated crown. Our case features a clear back, enabling watch enthusiasts to view the brilliance of the pocket watch’s inner workings. The piece boasts a 1225-grade open-face movement with luxurious gold-plated gears. You can also view the watch’s Breguet hairspring and 17 sumptuous jewels throughout its bridge plate. To finish the piece, we paired it with our Moss leather watch strap, adding comfort and more style to this already-memorable historic watch.

It was not uncommon for these watch manufacturers to do small runs of special dials for companies and custom orders. Often, small companies would request a small run of watches with their branding on it to give out to its own employees, or would order a larger run of watches to sell at a smaller jewelry store with their own name on the watch. With this particular dial, we assume from our research that this is probably something that the Pureoxia company had made custom at an incredibly small quantity just for its own employees. We also found a very detailed map of the downtown Boston area where this beverage was served around town, so that you could find a local spot near you if you were looking for this particular brand.

The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year the Wrigley Building skyscraper opened in Chicago. William Wrigley Jr. began the construction project in 1920 in order to create a headquarters for the Wrigley Company, which produces notable American gum brands, including Juicy Fruit and Hubba Bubba. Wrigley hired the architectural firm Graham, Anderson, Probst & White to design the building. They combined a French Renaissance style with Seville Cathedral’s Giralda bell tower, located in Seville, Spain.

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