The Boston Railroad 008 (49mm)
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The Boston Railroad 008 (49mm)

Railroad Edition

The Boston Railroad 008 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 008 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 008 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 008 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 008 (49mm)
The Boston Railroad 008 (49mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston Railroad 008 unique: Founded 125 years ago, Buick has an extensive history of luxury manufacturing and is now the oldest surviving American carmaker. Inspired by the founder’s ancestral coat of arms, its familiar logo was updated in 1959 from one shield to the red, white, and blue tri-shield we know today. The pocket watch within the Boston Railroad 008, originally manufactured in 1901, must have been updated sometime in the 1960s with the more current Buick logo and brand name and was most likely given to a customer as a gift upon sale.

Just as the Buick name and emblem represent the highest standards of quality and design, so too does this incredible Waltham Watch Company pocket watch. A pristine white dial that has also been labeled with the Waltham name is accented by slender black Roman Numerals and minute track and blued steel spade hands. The real magic of this piece, though, is the movement. Boasting 23 jewels and the renowned Vanguard grade name, this is one of the most accurate and highest quality pocket watches ever made. We’ve converted it into a distinguished wristwatch with our 49mm stainless steel railroad case, coin-edged bezel, and a striking black leather strap.

Note: this watch features a lever set, railroad grade pocket watch. To set the time, the whole front of the watch must be removed, exposing the dial and hands. When you purchase this watch, we'll send you a personal video on how this works, as well as how to properly care for a watch this special. Please feel free to contact us with questions before making your purchase. We are here to help!

Watch this video on YouTube to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owl66ZuECSc 

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
  • Model Year: 1901
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 49mm
    • Thickness: 14.5mm
    • Lug to Lug: 60mm
    • Lug Width: 24mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Crown/Hardware: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 11052404
  • Manufacture Year: 1901
  • Function: Manual Wind, Lever-Set
  • Jewels: 23 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 16s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Boston Railroad 008 unique: Founded 125 years ago, Buick has an extensive history of luxury manufacturing and is now the oldest surviving American carmaker. Inspired by the founder’s ancestral coat of arms, its familiar logo was updated in 1959 from one shield to the red, white, and blue tri-shield we know today. The pocket watch within the Boston Railroad 008, originally manufactured in 1901, must have been updated sometime in the 1960s with the more current Buick logo and brand name and was most likely given to a customer as a gift upon sale.

Just as the Buick name and emblem represent the highest standards of quality and design, so too does this incredible Waltham Watch Company pocket watch. A pristine white dial that has also been labeled with the Waltham name is accented by slender black Roman Numerals and minute track and blued steel spade hands. The real magic of this piece, though, is the movement. Boasting 23 jewels and the renowned Vanguard grade name, this is one of the most accurate and highest quality pocket watches ever made. We’ve converted it into a distinguished wristwatch with our 49mm stainless steel railroad case, coin-edged bezel, and a striking black leather strap.

Note: this watch features a lever set, railroad grade pocket watch. To set the time, the whole front of the watch must be removed, exposing the dial and hands. When you purchase this watch, we'll send you a personal video on how this works, as well as how to properly care for a watch this special. Please feel free to contact us with questions before making your purchase. We are here to help!

Watch this video on YouTube to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owl66ZuECSc 

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