The Burlington 020 (47mm)
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The Burlington 020 (47mm)

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The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)
The Burlington 020 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Burlington 020 unique: Today, we are thrilled to present this stunning piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Burlington 020. Originally manufactured in 1925 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Burlington 020 features a splashed dial design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold and bronze details. The splashed black shadow on the dial resembles a Waning Gibbous moon, and the spots of ink depict a monsoon of black liquor. Our Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) case articulates with the bold patterns of the dial remarkably. Powered by 21 jewels, this 275-grade timepiece has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating and is sure to last for many more years to come. Lastly, our Moss leather strap brings this exceptional timepiece together. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year that Xavier University, the 1st U.S. University for African Americans, opened in New Orleans. Fast forward to today, Xavier University is now revered as one of the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Burlington Watch Company. We call this model "The Burlington" because the company was located in Burlington, Illinois.

The Burlington Watch Company is unique in the sense that it did not manufacture its own watches. Only operating from 1908-1925, the Illinois Watch Company actually produced the vast majority of Burlington brand watches. The company sold watches by mail order on credit with payment plans. The called themselves the anti-trust watch saying that other companies fixed prices and forced consumers to pay extra because of the middleman. Their goal was to make high-quality watches available to those who couldn't normally afford them.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: DLC Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Burlington Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4620389
  • Manufacture Year: 1925
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Burlington 020 unique: Today, we are thrilled to present this stunning piece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Burlington 020. Originally manufactured in 1925 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Burlington 020 features a splashed dial design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate, stainless steel gears with gold and bronze details. The splashed black shadow on the dial resembles a Waning Gibbous moon, and the spots of ink depict a monsoon of black liquor. Our Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) case articulates with the bold patterns of the dial remarkably. Powered by 21 jewels, this 275-grade timepiece has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating and is sure to last for many more years to come. Lastly, our Moss leather strap brings this exceptional timepiece together. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1925 — the same year that Xavier University, the 1st U.S. University for African Americans, opened in New Orleans. Fast forward to today, Xavier University is now revered as one of the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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