The Burlington 023 (47mm)
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The Burlington 023 (47mm)

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The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)
The Burlington 023 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Burlington 023 unique: Today we are pleased to present this amazing watch from the Burlington Watch Company, our Burlington 023. The Illinois Watch Company produced the majority of the watches that were sold under the Burlington label, and this particular model had a small run of just 1,000 watches for this year. We love the clean, bright white enamel dial with the minute indicators around the outside. This look is something we have come to expect from Burlington, who made most of their 12-size watches to look very similar to the larger railroad-grade watches. We love the addition of red numerals around the outside to dictate the five-minute intervals and help with a quick visual for time-telling. We set this movement in our machined titanium case, with a wonderful copper crown that pairs perfectly with our merlot strap. As we turn this watch over to reveal the movement inside, we are immediately drawn in by the unique shape of the bridge plate that extends across the middle of the movement. This watch has been carefully machined to display an incredible visual array throughout. Rose-gold plated gears hide beneath, turning on 19 spectacular jewels. This watch was initially manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1915 by the Illinois Watch Company. This year was an exciting year for our home state of Colorado, as the United States Congress established Rocky Mountain National Part on January 26th. The park has seen a generous increase in popularity for attendance since 2012, reaching over 4 million annual visitors per year and continuing to grow. We feel lucky to have such an amazing area to recreate that is only about an hour from our front door here in downtown Fort Collins.

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: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Burlington Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 2814889
  • Manufacture Year: 1915
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 19 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Burlington 023 unique: Today we are pleased to present this amazing watch from the Burlington Watch Company, our Burlington 023. The Illinois Watch Company produced the majority of the watches that were sold under the Burlington label, and this particular model had a small run of just 1,000 watches for this year. We love the clean, bright white enamel dial with the minute indicators around the outside. This look is something we have come to expect from Burlington, who made most of their 12-size watches to look very similar to the larger railroad-grade watches. We love the addition of red numerals around the outside to dictate the five-minute intervals and help with a quick visual for time-telling. We set this movement in our machined titanium case, with a wonderful copper crown that pairs perfectly with our merlot strap. As we turn this watch over to reveal the movement inside, we are immediately drawn in by the unique shape of the bridge plate that extends across the middle of the movement. This watch has been carefully machined to display an incredible visual array throughout. Rose-gold plated gears hide beneath, turning on 19 spectacular jewels. This watch was initially manufactured in Springfield, Illinois in 1915 by the Illinois Watch Company. This year was an exciting year for our home state of Colorado, as the United States Congress established Rocky Mountain National Part on January 26th. The park has seen a generous increase in popularity for attendance since 2012, reaching over 4 million annual visitors per year and continuing to grow. We feel lucky to have such an amazing area to recreate that is only about an hour from our front door here in downtown Fort Collins.

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