The Boston 472 (47mm)
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The Boston 472 (47mm)

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The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)
The Boston 472 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 472 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to feature this remarkable antique that was first released by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 472. This sophisticated watch comes with a cream-colored dial with highly unique aged, gold-colored numerals, and the dial also includes stylish minute indicators, violet diamond kite watch hands, and a helpful subdial. We matched this historic pocket watch with our Sandblasted Titanium case and a gold-plated crown, complementing its watch hands and numerals. Our case features a transparent back, allowing you to see the intricate details of its 1225-grade open-face movement. This 3/4 bridge plate stands out with stylish markings, Reed regulator, Breguet hairspring, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The watch’s rear side also features sumptuous gold-plated gears and 17 beautiful jewels throughout. Finally, we made this antique wearable with our comfortable Natural leather watch strap, perfectly suiting this one-of-a-kind watch’s style.

The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that American speed skater Charles Jewtraw won the first gold medal at the first-ever Winter Olympics game, which was held in Chamonix, France. He placed first in the 500-meter speed skating event. Jewtraw grew up poor and couldn’t afford to make the ongoing equipment investments required in speed skating, but, fortunately, he landed a sponsorship from businessman Jack Mabbit and became part of the Lake Placid Speed Skating Club. After winning gold in the first Winter Olympics, Jewtraw retired from the sport and became a representative for the Spalding Sporting Goods Company. He passed away at age 95 in 1996, two years after his spouse passed. Today, the public can view Jewtraw’s historic gold medal at the Smithsonian Institution.

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: 23699403
  • Manufacture Year: 1924
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 472 unique: Today, we’re thrilled to feature this remarkable antique that was first released by the American Waltham Watch Company — the Boston 472. This sophisticated watch comes with a cream-colored dial with highly unique aged, gold-colored numerals, and the dial also includes stylish minute indicators, violet diamond kite watch hands, and a helpful subdial. We matched this historic pocket watch with our Sandblasted Titanium case and a gold-plated crown, complementing its watch hands and numerals. Our case features a transparent back, allowing you to see the intricate details of its 1225-grade open-face movement. This 3/4 bridge plate stands out with stylish markings, Reed regulator, Breguet hairspring, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The watch’s rear side also features sumptuous gold-plated gears and 17 beautiful jewels throughout. Finally, we made this antique wearable with our comfortable Natural leather watch strap, perfectly suiting this one-of-a-kind watch’s style.

The American Waltham Watch Company originally manufactured the pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1924 — the same year that American speed skater Charles Jewtraw won the first gold medal at the first-ever Winter Olympics game, which was held in Chamonix, France. He placed first in the 500-meter speed skating event. Jewtraw grew up poor and couldn’t afford to make the ongoing equipment investments required in speed skating, but, fortunately, he landed a sponsorship from businessman Jack Mabbit and became part of the Lake Placid Speed Skating Club. After winning gold in the first Winter Olympics, Jewtraw retired from the sport and became a representative for the Spalding Sporting Goods Company. He passed away at age 95 in 1996, two years after his spouse passed. Today, the public can view Jewtraw’s historic gold medal at the Smithsonian Institution.

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