The Boston 480 (47mm)
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The Boston 480 (47mm)

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The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)
The Boston 480 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 480 unique: We are pleased to bring you one of our most unique conversions, the Boston 480. Built from an antique 19-jewel pocket watch originally manufactured in 1919 by the Waltham Watch Company, this timepiece is truly a distinctive conversion that boasts a unique cherub-themed dial.

Cherubs were a popular design choice for pocket watches of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and this watch showcases that ornate and intricate style. The dial features delicate Roman numerals and thin blued-steel hands, which allow the artistry of the dial to take center stage. To complement the dial, we've paired it with our bronzed titanium case, giving the watch a vintage yet contemporary look. The knurled copper crown is a subtle detail that adds a touch of sophistication to the overall design and the natural leather strap creates a harmonious contrast with the bold dial.

The Boston 480 was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1919. In the same year, the United States Army achieved a groundbreaking milestone in aviation history by launching the world's first successful transcontinental flight. The flight covered a distance of 2,700 miles from New York to San Francisco and took 57 hours to complete, relying on celestial navigation to guide the three Army Air Service officers piloting the flight. The success of this flight marked a significant turning point in the development of aviation technology and paved the way for the commercialization of air travel. Today, this historic achievement is recognized as a crucial moment in the history of aviation and a testament to American innovation and ingenuity.

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: 23088667
  • Manufacture Year: 1919
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 480 unique: We are pleased to bring you one of our most unique conversions, the Boston 480. Built from an antique 19-jewel pocket watch originally manufactured in 1919 by the Waltham Watch Company, this timepiece is truly a distinctive conversion that boasts a unique cherub-themed dial.

Cherubs were a popular design choice for pocket watches of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and this watch showcases that ornate and intricate style. The dial features delicate Roman numerals and thin blued-steel hands, which allow the artistry of the dial to take center stage. To complement the dial, we've paired it with our bronzed titanium case, giving the watch a vintage yet contemporary look. The knurled copper crown is a subtle detail that adds a touch of sophistication to the overall design and the natural leather strap creates a harmonious contrast with the bold dial.

The Boston 480 was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1919. In the same year, the United States Army achieved a groundbreaking milestone in aviation history by launching the world's first successful transcontinental flight. The flight covered a distance of 2,700 miles from New York to San Francisco and took 57 hours to complete, relying on celestial navigation to guide the three Army Air Service officers piloting the flight. The success of this flight marked a significant turning point in the development of aviation technology and paved the way for the commercialization of air travel. Today, this historic achievement is recognized as a crucial moment in the history of aviation and a testament to American innovation and ingenuity.

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