The Burlington 021 (47mm)
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The Burlington 021 (47mm)

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The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)
The Burlington 021 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Burlington 021 unique: Today, we are thrilled to present this masterpiece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Burlington 021. Originally manufactured in 1923 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Burlington 021 features a speckled dial design, Roman bold-type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with bronze details. The etched and faded type numbers bring out the vibrant blue hands of the timepiece. Our Machined Titanium case complements the bright blue hands magnificently, giving them a brilliant shine. Powered by 21 jewels, this 275-grade timepiece has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Lastly, our Natural leather strap brings this exceptional timepiece together, accentuating the bold numbers and blue hands even further. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year that Ethyl gasoline was 1st marketed in Dayton, Ohio. The introduction of Ethanol as an additive in gasoline helped to oxygenate the gas, burning the fuel completely when driving. The use of this gasoline led to cleaner emissions and ultimately led to better air quality.

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: Machined Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Nickel Plated
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Burlington Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 4330282
  • Manufacture Year: 1923
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Burlington 021 unique: Today, we are thrilled to present this masterpiece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Burlington 021. Originally manufactured in 1923 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Burlington 021 features a speckled dial design, Roman bold-type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with bronze details. The etched and faded type numbers bring out the vibrant blue hands of the timepiece. Our Machined Titanium case complements the bright blue hands magnificently, giving them a brilliant shine. Powered by 21 jewels, this 275-grade timepiece has an incredibly durable and scratch-resistant coating. Lastly, our Natural leather strap brings this exceptional timepiece together, accentuating the bold numbers and blue hands even further. This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois, in 1923 — the same year that Ethyl gasoline was 1st marketed in Dayton, Ohio. The introduction of Ethanol as an additive in gasoline helped to oxygenate the gas, burning the fuel completely when driving. The use of this gasoline led to cleaner emissions and ultimately led to better air quality.

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