The Burlington 024 (47mm)
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The Burlington 024 (47mm)

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The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)
The Burlington 024 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Burlington 024 unique: Today, we’re happy to feature this distinctly attractive and historic watch originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1928 — the Burlington 024. This watch features an astonishingly breathtaking dial with black hour numerals as well as black and red minute numerals against its spotless white background. The front of the piece also features a distinct subdial that encompasses the “6” hour numeral and gorgeous blued steel diamond kite hands. Finally, the watch face features a “Burlington” label, referring to the Burlington Watch Company private label. We encased the Illinois Watch Company’s original pocket watch within our Bronzed Titanium case and equipped it with a nickel-plated crown, making the piece even more eye-catching. Our Bronzed Titanium case features an open back, enabling watch enthusiasts to view its 275-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The back of the watch also boasts a going barrel, center bridge plate, and gold-plated gears with 21 stunning jewels. To top the watch off, we matched it with our comfortable and fashionable Black leather watch strap, further emphasizing its sophisticated design.

The Illinois Pocket Watch initially produced the Burlington 024’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1928 — the same year that the Milam Building opened in downtown San Antonio, Texas. George Willis designed this impressive structure, and it was named after Benjamin Milam, who was an American war hero who captured San Antonio during the Texas Revolution. At the time of its construction, the Milam Building was the tallest brick and reinforced concrete building in the United States, and it was also the first domestic office building to feature built-in air conditioning.

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

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Burlington Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 5005967
  • Manufacture Year: 1928
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Burlington 024 unique: Today, we’re happy to feature this distinctly attractive and historic watch originally manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company in 1928 — the Burlington 024. This watch features an astonishingly breathtaking dial with black hour numerals as well as black and red minute numerals against its spotless white background. The front of the piece also features a distinct subdial that encompasses the “6” hour numeral and gorgeous blued steel diamond kite hands. Finally, the watch face features a “Burlington” label, referring to the Burlington Watch Company private label. We encased the Illinois Watch Company’s original pocket watch within our Bronzed Titanium case and equipped it with a nickel-plated crown, making the piece even more eye-catching. Our Bronzed Titanium case features an open back, enabling watch enthusiasts to view its 275-grade open-face movement with a nickel finish and pendant setting. The back of the watch also boasts a going barrel, center bridge plate, and gold-plated gears with 21 stunning jewels. To top the watch off, we matched it with our comfortable and fashionable Black leather watch strap, further emphasizing its sophisticated design.

The Illinois Pocket Watch initially produced the Burlington 024’s pocket watch in Springfield, Illinois, in 1928 — the same year that the Milam Building opened in downtown San Antonio, Texas. George Willis designed this impressive structure, and it was named after Benjamin Milam, who was an American war hero who captured San Antonio during the Texas Revolution. At the time of its construction, the Milam Building was the tallest brick and reinforced concrete building in the United States, and it was also the first domestic office building to feature built-in air conditioning.

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