The Boston 468 (47mm)
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The Boston 468 (47mm)

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The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)
The Boston 468 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 468 unique: Today, we’re delighted to feature this one-of-a-kind pocket watch originally produced by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 468. One of the many reasons why this antique piece is incredibly interesting and unique is its Morgan Motor Company logo on the dial. The British car manufacturer began in 1909, and they constructed the longest-running production car architecture with the Morgan steel chassis produced from 1936 to 2020. Many of the American watch companies did small runs of dials for private companies to re-sell or to give out to their employees. We assume that this was the case for this particular watch, which makes it even more rare and unique. In addition to Morgan Motor’s classic logo, the front of the watch also features aged-gold-colored numerals and blued steel heavy moon watch hands. We paired this historic watch with our robust Bronzed Titanium case and topped it off with a gold-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view the piece’s Royal-grade open-face movement with a patent regulator and Breguet hairspring. The watch’s rear also showcases stylish engravings reading “Royal” and “Waltham, Mass.” Finally, you can see the pocket watch’s bronze-plated gears powered by 17 jewels. We made this historic piece even more stunning and fashionable by equipping it with our artisan-designed Natural leather watch strap.

The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured this unique piece of American history in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1918 — the same year President Woodrow Wilson delivered his Fourteen Points speech to Congress, where he outlined key principles for negotiating peace to end World War I. President Wilson delivered his speech in January 1918, but the war raged on for several months until the Armistice of 11 November 1918.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 22038520
  • Manufacture Year: 1918
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Boston 468 unique: Today, we’re delighted to feature this one-of-a-kind pocket watch originally produced by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 468. One of the many reasons why this antique piece is incredibly interesting and unique is its Morgan Motor Company logo on the dial. The British car manufacturer began in 1909, and they constructed the longest-running production car architecture with the Morgan steel chassis produced from 1936 to 2020. Many of the American watch companies did small runs of dials for private companies to re-sell or to give out to their employees. We assume that this was the case for this particular watch, which makes it even more rare and unique. In addition to Morgan Motor’s classic logo, the front of the watch also features aged-gold-colored numerals and blued steel heavy moon watch hands. We paired this historic watch with our robust Bronzed Titanium case and topped it off with a gold-plated crown. On the back of the watch, you can view the piece’s Royal-grade open-face movement with a patent regulator and Breguet hairspring. The watch’s rear also showcases stylish engravings reading “Royal” and “Waltham, Mass.” Finally, you can see the pocket watch’s bronze-plated gears powered by 17 jewels. We made this historic piece even more stunning and fashionable by equipping it with our artisan-designed Natural leather watch strap.

The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured this unique piece of American history in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1918 — the same year President Woodrow Wilson delivered his Fourteen Points speech to Congress, where he outlined key principles for negotiating peace to end World War I. President Wilson delivered his speech in January 1918, but the war raged on for several months until the Armistice of 11 November 1918.

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