The Burlington 022 (47mm)
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The Burlington 022 (47mm)

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The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)
The Burlington 022 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Burlington 022 unique: Today, we are thrilled to present this masterpiece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Burlington 022. Originally manufactured in 1916 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Burlington 022 features a classic dial design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The pear-shaped hands of the watch contrast with the black and orange type numbers magnificently, and our Machined Titanium case complements the deep 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 Merlot 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 1916—the same year that the 1st first blood transfusion using stored and cooled blood was performed. The transfusion was performed by Oswald Hope Robertson, a medical researcher and U.S. Army officer. Robertson also established the 1st blood bank while serving France during World War 1.

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: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Burlington Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 3016468
  • Manufacture Year: 1916
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Burlington 022 unique: Today, we are thrilled to present this masterpiece from the Illinois Watch Company — the Burlington 022. Originally manufactured in 1916 by the Illinois Watch Company, the Burlington 022 features a classic dial design, bold type numbers, and a clear display case that reveals the intricate stainless steel gears with gold details. The pear-shaped hands of the watch contrast with the black and orange type numbers magnificently, and our Machined Titanium case complements the deep 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 Merlot 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 1916—the same year that the 1st first blood transfusion using stored and cooled blood was performed. The transfusion was performed by Oswald Hope Robertson, a medical researcher and U.S. Army officer. Robertson also established the 1st blood bank while serving France during World War 1.

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