The Boston 476 (47mm)
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The Boston 476 (47mm)

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The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)
The Boston 476 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 476 unique: We’re excited to feature this handsome piece of manufacturing history that was originally released by the American Waltham Watch Company over a century ago — the Boston 476. This breathtaking watch displays a cream-colored dial with stylish black numerals and a matching subdial. The front of the watch also boasts gorgeous blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. We paired this stunning pocket watch with our robust and eye-catching Sandblasted Titanium case and topped it off with an exquisite copper crown. On the back of the piece, you can see its Riverside-grade open-face movement with a Patent regulator, Breguet Hairspring, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The movement also features attractive engravings, including “Waltham, Mass.” and “Riverside,” displaying the pocket watch’s impressive origin, and it also displays gold-plated gears with 19 jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we made this watch even more sophisticated by equipping it with our comfortable, artisan-designed Cordovan Black leather watch strap.

The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced the pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1918 — the same year that the Carolina parakeet went extinct. The Carolina parakeet was native to parts of the United States, including eastern states, the Midwest, and the Great Plains, and they primarily went extinct due to deforestation. The last living Carolina parakeet was named Incas and lived in the Cincinnati Zoo. He shared a cage with the last passenger pigeon, a North American bird species that was hunted to extinction. Interestingly, the Carolina parakeet was likely poisonous, as there were various reports of cats dying after consuming these birds. This may have been the case because the Carolina parakeet ate toxic seeds called cockleburs.

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: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 22060789
  • Manufacture Year: 1918
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 476 unique: We’re excited to feature this handsome piece of manufacturing history that was originally released by the American Waltham Watch Company over a century ago — the Boston 476. This breathtaking watch displays a cream-colored dial with stylish black numerals and a matching subdial. The front of the watch also boasts gorgeous blued-steel diamond kite watch hands. We paired this stunning pocket watch with our robust and eye-catching Sandblasted Titanium case and topped it off with an exquisite copper crown. On the back of the piece, you can see its Riverside-grade open-face movement with a Patent regulator, Breguet Hairspring, nickel finish, and pendant setting. The movement also features attractive engravings, including “Waltham, Mass.” and “Riverside,” displaying the pocket watch’s impressive origin, and it also displays gold-plated gears with 19 jewels throughout its ¾ plate. Finally, we made this watch even more sophisticated by equipping it with our comfortable, artisan-designed Cordovan Black leather watch strap.

The American Waltham Watch Company initially produced the pocket watch in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1918 — the same year that the Carolina parakeet went extinct. The Carolina parakeet was native to parts of the United States, including eastern states, the Midwest, and the Great Plains, and they primarily went extinct due to deforestation. The last living Carolina parakeet was named Incas and lived in the Cincinnati Zoo. He shared a cage with the last passenger pigeon, a North American bird species that was hunted to extinction. Interestingly, the Carolina parakeet was likely poisonous, as there were various reports of cats dying after consuming these birds. This may have been the case because the Carolina parakeet ate toxic seeds called cockleburs.

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