1917 Burlington Grade 107 21j – Vortic Watch Co
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1917 Burlington Grade 107 21j



1917 Burlington Grade 107 21j
The Burlington Watch Company existed as a mail-order sales company, so its watches were actually manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company. By selling direct to consumer, Burlington was able to eliminate the cost of distribution channels and offer premium watches for a lower price than the competition.
  
This watch features abnormally wide straight Geneva stripes, a very open fingered bridge design, 21 precision cut ruby and sapphire jewels, gold jewel settings, a fully gold gear train, a Reed whipspring regulator, a double roller balance, and adjustment for temperature and positions.
 
The blued steel, moon style hands point to bold, black, serifed Arabic numerals. The original, double-sunken, white enamel dial is in almost perfect condition. This movement is one of 83,600 grade 107 watches ever made.
   
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