The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)

The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)

The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 001 (49mm)

Watch Description

The American mechanism inside this watch is not a replica or an "inspired" piece. It was genuinely carried by an individual, 100 years ago, that depended on it. Each time you wear this watch, you will be transported through time, imagining who this individual was and the work they did to help build our country. Simply put, American Artisan Series watches make you feel something when you put them on. At Vortic, we tell customers that owning a watch isn't nearly as important as owning a story. And, this is an opportunity to be a part of a story that is bigger than yourself. You won't be the first to own this watch, and you certainly won't be the last, so make your chapter count.

The American Artisan Series is a line of fully American Made wristwatches powered by restored, U.S. made pocket watch movements. Individuals commonly scrap pocket watch cases for their precious metal, leaving the original mechanism orphaned. This watch contains the original movement (timepiece), dial (face), and hands from a vintage (1880's - 1950's) pocket watch.

What makes the Boston Railroad 001 unique: We are happy to present this one-of-a-kind Waltham Vanguard, Railroad Grade watch. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1908 in a very short run of only 1,000 watches. This is the second generation of Railroad-style watches we have created, and we made a lot of improvements to the case design before deciding to once again start producing these watches.

The main difference that we made improvements to is that each and every case is specific to that exact movement that is inside of it. There is no need for any type of insert or custom manipulation of the inner workings to make the movement and the case a perfect fit. The movement slips into this case precisely as it would have been designed in the original pocket watch housing, with the crown and stem assembly being installed after the movement is inside. Also, in a similar fashion to the original pocket watch case, the lever set is accessible by removing the front bezel, with the watch face and hands completely exposed while using the setting mechanism. Our front bezel design is equipped with a waterproof gasket that maintains the waterproof seal of up to 1 ATM, a major improvement to the original seal that would have been provided in the pocket watch case. 

We housed this Waltham in our custom titanium case, and are also excited to reveal our new titanium crown design as well that really showcases the details of our manufacturing process. We absolutely love how the design of the new case came together and are extremely happy to finally be able to once again offer these incredible watches.

Case Style:More info coming soon.

Movement: The manually wound, antique, pocket watch movement inside this watch has been meticulously restored to as close to original condition as possible. Vortic has an exclusive group of highly experienced watchmakers that specialize in vintage watches. Before its use in a wristwatch, each movement is completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and calibrated. Each finished Vortic watch is tested for at least a week before completion.

This watch's movement is serial number 19103699 from the . 

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 2-Year Warranty
  • Case Finish: See Description
  • Crown/Hardware: See Description
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Gorilla Glass
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: 
  • Serial Number:  19103699
  • Manufacture Year:  1908
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: See Description
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
It looks like it would have been right at home on the wrist of Indiana Jones! This watch is a showpiece as much as it is as unique timepiece!
—John from Indiana
After receiving the watch in the mail, I was surprised to see the watch somehow looked better in person than it did in the photos. I didn't think that would be possible!
—Mark from Massachusetts
The skeleton back is amazing and the packaging was perfect. To honor the past with details like this is truly impressive.
—Brad from Florida
I own so called "high end" watches such as Rolex, Panerai, and Zenith but they pale in comparison to my two Vortic models which I wear everyday to work.
—Todd from Ohio

What makes the Boston Railroad 001 unique: We are happy to present this one-of-a-kind Waltham Vanguard, Railroad Grade watch. This watch was originally produced in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1908 in a very short run of only 1,000 watches. This is the second generation of Railroad-style watches we have created, and we made a lot of improvements to the case design before deciding to once again start producing these watches.

The main difference that we made improvements to is that each and every case is specific to that exact movement that is inside of it. There is no need for any type of insert or custom manipulation of the inner workings to make the movement and the case a perfect fit. The movement slips into this case precisely as it would have been designed in the original pocket watch housing, with the crown and stem assembly being installed after the movement is inside. Also, in a similar fashion to the original pocket watch case, the lever set is accessible by removing the front bezel, with the watch face and hands completely exposed while using the setting mechanism. Our front bezel design is equipped with a waterproof gasket that maintains the waterproof seal of up to 1 ATM, a major improvement to the original seal that would have been provided in the pocket watch case. 

We housed this Waltham in our custom titanium case, and are also excited to reveal our new titanium crown design as well that really showcases the details of our manufacturing process. We absolutely love how the design of the new case came together and are extremely happy to finally be able to once again offer these incredible watches.

Quality Straps

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Mission

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American Made

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