The Boston 486 (47mm)
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The Boston 486 (47mm)

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The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)
The Boston 486 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 486 unique: Today we are happy to present The Boston 486, a remarkable wristwatch built from an antique 17-jewel pocket watch originally crafted in 1912 by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts. The highlight of The Boston 486 is its ethereal marbled dial, encircled by glimmering gold numerals and accented with cobalt blue open diamond hands. We have preserved the original movement, with its rose gold plated gears, to maintain the watch's historical significance. We have paired this with our gilded titanium case and a knurled copper crown, giving the watch a modern and luxurious touch. To complete the look, we have chosen a rye leather strap that is both stylish and durable.

This watch was originally produced in 1912, the same year the Beverly Hills Hotel was designed by architect Elmer Grey and opened in California, quickly becoming a symbol of luxury and glamour in the United States. Its signature pink and green color scheme, inspired by the surrounding bougainvillea and palms, and its famous guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Beatles, have solidified its place in history. Today, it remains a popular destination for visitors to California seeking luxurious amenities and a taste of Hollywood history.

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: 18479038
  • Manufacture Year: 1912
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 486 unique: Today we are happy to present The Boston 486, a remarkable wristwatch built from an antique 17-jewel pocket watch originally crafted in 1912 by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts. The highlight of The Boston 486 is its ethereal marbled dial, encircled by glimmering gold numerals and accented with cobalt blue open diamond hands. We have preserved the original movement, with its rose gold plated gears, to maintain the watch's historical significance. We have paired this with our gilded titanium case and a knurled copper crown, giving the watch a modern and luxurious touch. To complete the look, we have chosen a rye leather strap that is both stylish and durable.

This watch was originally produced in 1912, the same year the Beverly Hills Hotel was designed by architect Elmer Grey and opened in California, quickly becoming a symbol of luxury and glamour in the United States. Its signature pink and green color scheme, inspired by the surrounding bougainvillea and palms, and its famous guests such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Beatles, have solidified its place in history. Today, it remains a popular destination for visitors to California seeking luxurious amenities and a taste of Hollywood history.

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