The Boston 475 (47mm)
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The Boston 475 (47mm)

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The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)
The Boston 475 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 475 unique: We’re pleased to present to you this stunning and historic watch that was originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1938 — the Boston 475. This piece features an eye-catching cream-colored dial with stylish golden-brown numerals and matching watch hands. The front of this splendid watch also features a glimmering, reflective center paired well with this wonderful subdial. We encased the original antique pocket watch within our Sandblasted Titanium case, and we topped it off with a luxurious gold-plated crown, which looks especially pleasing juxtaposed with our case. On the back of this remarkable watch, you can see its 209-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, pendant setting, and Breguet hairspring. The watch’s rear side also boasts sumptuous gold-plated gears with 17 beautiful jewels throughout its bridge plate. Finally, we equipped the watch with our comfortable Natural leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind piece all the more stylish.

The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this breathtaking pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1938 — the same year that Orson Welles delivered his famous “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, causing panic in the United States. The program was part of the radio series The Mercury Theatre on the Air and was an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name. Although it was obviously a work of fiction, some of the broadcast’s listeners believed that the world was under attack by extraterrestrials. Welles narrated the program and adapted it as a standard radio broadcast that’s interrupted by an alien invasion. As a response to the widespread panic that ensued, law officers shut down the program, but by that time, the fictitious aliens had already attacked New York City with poisonous gas. Orson Welles received national attention for the infamous episode, and a few years later, he wrote and directed Citizen Kane, which many consider to be the greatest film of all time.

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: 30001698
  • Manufacture Year: 1938
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 475 unique: We’re pleased to present to you this stunning and historic watch that was originally manufactured by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1938 — the Boston 475. This piece features an eye-catching cream-colored dial with stylish golden-brown numerals and matching watch hands. The front of this splendid watch also features a glimmering, reflective center paired well with this wonderful subdial. We encased the original antique pocket watch within our Sandblasted Titanium case, and we topped it off with a luxurious gold-plated crown, which looks especially pleasing juxtaposed with our case. On the back of this remarkable watch, you can see its 209-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish, pendant setting, and Breguet hairspring. The watch’s rear side also boasts sumptuous gold-plated gears with 17 beautiful jewels throughout its bridge plate. Finally, we equipped the watch with our comfortable Natural leather watch strap, making this one-of-a-kind piece all the more stylish.

The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced this breathtaking pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1938 — the same year that Orson Welles delivered his famous “The War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, causing panic in the United States. The program was part of the radio series The Mercury Theatre on the Air and was an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name. Although it was obviously a work of fiction, some of the broadcast’s listeners believed that the world was under attack by extraterrestrials. Welles narrated the program and adapted it as a standard radio broadcast that’s interrupted by an alien invasion. As a response to the widespread panic that ensued, law officers shut down the program, but by that time, the fictitious aliens had already attacked New York City with poisonous gas. Orson Welles received national attention for the infamous episode, and a few years later, he wrote and directed Citizen Kane, which many consider to be the greatest film of all time.

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