Watch - The "Boston 073" is the 73rd one-of-a-kind piece in Vortic's "Boston" line of the American Artisan Series. This watch features a water-resistant, titanium 3D printed case with a raw titanium finish and a knurled, copper alloy crown. The mechanics of the restored 1903 Waltham No. 225 movement are visible through the Gorilla Glass crystal of the exhibition style, stainless steel back.
Dial - The original, blued steel, "moon" style hands point to an excellent condition metal dial with the inscription "ASK THE MAN WHO OWNS ONE" where the brand would normally be. This is referring to a famous advertising campaign by Packard Motor Cars that started around 1901. The inscription is contained within an outline of Packard's iconic radiator shell. This watch most likely accompanied the purchase of a car to a wealthy buyer or was given to a Packard employee as a gift. The numerals are angled and san serif with a black minute track in the margin.
- Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
- Product Year: 2017
- Diameter = 46mm
- Height = 12mm
- Lug-to-Lug = 55mm
- Lugs = 22mm
- Case Finish: Raw Titanium
- Crown/Hardware: Knurled Raw
- Crown Location: 3 O'Clock (Hunting)
- Water Resistance: 1 ATM
- Crystals: Anti-Fingerprint Gorilla Glass
- Case Back: Exhibition, Stainless Steel
- Hands: Original Blued Steel
- Strap: Leather
Movement Info - Originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company in 1903, this "No. 225" grade movement was produced fairly late in the company's lifetime.
From a vintage Waltham advertisement: "When you own a Waltham watch, the mechanical perfection of its parts insures you accurate time and the lowest possible up-keep cost of any watch made today."
Movement Features - This manually wound movement has nickel plated bridges and main plate decorated with elegant damascening and circular graining, a fully jeweled gear train (17 jewels), and a 3/4 plate bridge design.
Original Serial: 13355605
- Original Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
- Jewels: 17j
- Size: 12s
- Function: Manual Wind
- Power Reserve: 36-42 Hours
- Finish: Nickel
Please allow 7 - 14 days for delivery