The Boston 464 (47mm)
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The Boston 464 (47mm)

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The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)
The Boston 464 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 464 unique: Today, we’re pleased to bring you another unique piece of timekeeping history originally produced by the American Waltham Watch Co. in 1924 — the Boston 464. This watch’s elegant face features a clean white background accompanied by gilded numerals. The timepiece also pairs a blued diamond kite-shaped hour hand with a moon-shaped minute hand, adding to the piece’s individual nature. We have paired this antique movement with our sandblasted titanium case and a gold-plated crown to draw even more attention to this stunning piece. The back of the watch — which you can view through our proprietary clear-backed case — includes an eye-catching machined nickel bridge plate that brilliantly showcases the movement’s inner workings. The 21 sumptuous screw-set jewels gleam in the light as the polished gold-plated gears turn around them. This moving piece of history also features an eye-catching inscription that reads, “Waltham U.S.A., Riverside.” We added our supple merlot leather strap to complement the watch's uniqueness.

In the same year this watch was initially manufactured, four U.S. Army planes set out on the first worldwide flight. Of the four planes that departed from Seattle, Washington, only two survived the 26,000-mile trip. This landmark journey lasted 175 days and concluded on September 28th. If you wanted to complete a worldwide flight today, it would only take 40 days — less than a quarter of the time that it took these aviation pioneers.

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: 24383461
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 464 unique: Today, we’re pleased to bring you another unique piece of timekeeping history originally produced by the American Waltham Watch Co. in 1924 — the Boston 464. This watch’s elegant face features a clean white background accompanied by gilded numerals. The timepiece also pairs a blued diamond kite-shaped hour hand with a moon-shaped minute hand, adding to the piece’s individual nature. We have paired this antique movement with our sandblasted titanium case and a gold-plated crown to draw even more attention to this stunning piece. The back of the watch — which you can view through our proprietary clear-backed case — includes an eye-catching machined nickel bridge plate that brilliantly showcases the movement’s inner workings. The 21 sumptuous screw-set jewels gleam in the light as the polished gold-plated gears turn around them. This moving piece of history also features an eye-catching inscription that reads, “Waltham U.S.A., Riverside.” We added our supple merlot leather strap to complement the watch's uniqueness.

In the same year this watch was initially manufactured, four U.S. Army planes set out on the first worldwide flight. Of the four planes that departed from Seattle, Washington, only two survived the 26,000-mile trip. This landmark journey lasted 175 days and concluded on September 28th. If you wanted to complete a worldwide flight today, it would only take 40 days — less than a quarter of the time that it took these aviation pioneers.

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