Vortic Watch Company's mission is to salvage, restore, and preserve an important part of United States history. Today, beautiful antique pocket watch mechanisms are often cast aside when their original case is scrapped for precious metal value. American pocket watches were made with an incredible level of quality. So, after 100 years, many simply need a little patience from a skilled individual to make them run like new. Vortic fully restores these mechanisms and builds them into wristwatches to make them functional again and to preserve them for another 100+ years.
Watch - The "Boston 098" is the 98th 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 and a knurled, nickel-plated copper alloy crown. The mechanics of the restored 1919 Waltham No. 220 movement are visible through the Gorilla Glass crystal of the exhibition style, stainless steel back.
Dial - The original, blued steel, "spade" style hands point to a metal dial with extremely rare hour markers in excellent condition.
Movement Info - Originally produced by the Waltham Watch Company in 1919, this "No. 220" 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 (15 jewels), and a 3/4 plate bridge design.