The Boston 483 (47mm)
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The Boston 483 (47mm)

Lumed Dial
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The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)
The Boston 483 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 483 unique: Today we are very excited to release this incredibly unique, one-of-a-kind watch from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 483.

This watch is part of our limited release series of lume-coated dials and hands. Our skilled watchmakers have carefully gone through and added lume to the watch in order to give it glow in the dark qualities for better viewing at night.

This dial is an especially remarkable part of our collection because our watchmaker Kent Parks applied a special Lume by hand, enabling some small details to glow in the dark. Kent says; “The dial has 4 precisely hand-applied coatings of B-17F NoctiLumina to the indexes in the chapter ring behind each number on the dial. It is finished with 2 light coats of Binder 3 to give the lume a "pearl" finish.

“The work is done by hand, and luming 6 coats on such tiny areas demanded the best of my 20 years of experience in this field. We took great pains to select an appropriate dial to lume and made sure we were merely enhancing what was already there. All printing is as seen on the original dial. In fact, with a real close view, the original is enhanced in bright daylight by the tiny white pearls around the chapter ring and the red hands. And at night you can read your watch in a dark room, with less than a minute’s exposure to the light”


We love the dial on this watch with its clean and crisp, classic enamel look. At first glance you wouldn't even know that this dial is accented with lume, blending nicely with the white background. The full moon hands add to the details and stand out nicely against the dial. The movement inside this watch is one of our all-time favorites, the 19 jewel Riverside. The shape of the bridge plate is so incredibly unique to Waltham, and has been intricately machined with this stunning crisscross pattern. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel show through from beneath to add more to the fine details.

This watch was originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company in 1918, in Waltham, Massachusetts. That year the world was faced with a devastating flu pandemic known as Spanish Flu that killed an estimated 50 million people. Despite this tragedy, humanity found hope in a new development within science and medicine. That same year, scientists discovered penicillin - the first antibiotic to be used for treating bacterial infections. This discovery marked the beginning of modern antibiotics and revolutionized medical treatments across the globe. Penicillin has since saved countless lives and continues to help people fight off illnesses even today!

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 22281634
  • Manufacture Year: 1918
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Boston 483 unique: Today we are very excited to release this incredibly unique, one-of-a-kind watch from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 483.

This watch is part of our limited release series of lume-coated dials and hands. Our skilled watchmakers have carefully gone through and added lume to the watch in order to give it glow in the dark qualities for better viewing at night.

This dial is an especially remarkable part of our collection because our watchmaker Kent Parks applied a special Lume by hand, enabling some small details to glow in the dark. Kent says; “The dial has 4 precisely hand-applied coatings of B-17F NoctiLumina to the indexes in the chapter ring behind each number on the dial. It is finished with 2 light coats of Binder 3 to give the lume a "pearl" finish.

“The work is done by hand, and luming 6 coats on such tiny areas demanded the best of my 20 years of experience in this field. We took great pains to select an appropriate dial to lume and made sure we were merely enhancing what was already there. All printing is as seen on the original dial. In fact, with a real close view, the original is enhanced in bright daylight by the tiny white pearls around the chapter ring and the red hands. And at night you can read your watch in a dark room, with less than a minute’s exposure to the light”


We love the dial on this watch with its clean and crisp, classic enamel look. At first glance you wouldn't even know that this dial is accented with lume, blending nicely with the white background. The full moon hands add to the details and stand out nicely against the dial. The movement inside this watch is one of our all-time favorites, the 19 jewel Riverside. The shape of the bridge plate is so incredibly unique to Waltham, and has been intricately machined with this stunning crisscross pattern. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel show through from beneath to add more to the fine details.

This watch was originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company in 1918, in Waltham, Massachusetts. That year the world was faced with a devastating flu pandemic known as Spanish Flu that killed an estimated 50 million people. Despite this tragedy, humanity found hope in a new development within science and medicine. That same year, scientists discovered penicillin - the first antibiotic to be used for treating bacterial infections. This discovery marked the beginning of modern antibiotics and revolutionized medical treatments across the globe. Penicillin has since saved countless lives and continues to help people fight off illnesses even today!

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