The Boston 487 (47mm)
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The Boston 487 (47mm)

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The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)
The Boston 487 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 487 unique: Experience the timeless beauty of the Boston 487. This exquisite timepiece is crafted from a vintage 17-jewel pocket watch made in 1935 by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts. The dial is a stunning work of art, featuring distinguished stripes, elegant art deco numerals, and striking blued steel open diamond hands. The original movement with gold-plated gears is a marvel of precision engineering, ensuring that this watch keeps perfect time. Our bronzed titanium case is a tactile delight, with its smooth, cool surface that contrasts beautifully with the knurled copper crown. A natural leather strap adds a touch of rustic charm to this modern classic. The Boston 487 is a feast for the senses, bringing together the best of the past and the present in a single masterpiece.

The movement featured in this watch was originally produced in 1935. During that same year, Massachusetts set a new standard for workers' rights in the United States by becoming the first state to establish a minimum wage law. Governor James Michael Curley championed the law, which initially set the wage at 25 cents per hour, a significant increase from the prevailing wage at the time. Today, Massachusetts has one of the highest minimum wages in the country, currently set at $15 per hour, and continues to be a leader in the fight for fair pay and workers' rights.

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: 28745972
  • Manufacture Year: 1935
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 17 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 487 unique: Experience the timeless beauty of the Boston 487. This exquisite timepiece is crafted from a vintage 17-jewel pocket watch made in 1935 by the Waltham Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts. The dial is a stunning work of art, featuring distinguished stripes, elegant art deco numerals, and striking blued steel open diamond hands. The original movement with gold-plated gears is a marvel of precision engineering, ensuring that this watch keeps perfect time. Our bronzed titanium case is a tactile delight, with its smooth, cool surface that contrasts beautifully with the knurled copper crown. A natural leather strap adds a touch of rustic charm to this modern classic. The Boston 487 is a feast for the senses, bringing together the best of the past and the present in a single masterpiece.

The movement featured in this watch was originally produced in 1935. During that same year, Massachusetts set a new standard for workers' rights in the United States by becoming the first state to establish a minimum wage law. Governor James Michael Curley championed the law, which initially set the wage at 25 cents per hour, a significant increase from the prevailing wage at the time. Today, Massachusetts has one of the highest minimum wages in the country, currently set at $15 per hour, and continues to be a leader in the fight for fair pay and workers' rights.

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