The Burlington 027 (47mm)
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The Burlington 027 (47mm)

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The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)
The Burlington 027 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Burlington 027 unique: We are pleased to bring you this absolutely stunning watch from the Burlington Watch Company. The Burlington Watch Company was an innovative mail-order sales company that allowed customers to purchase high-quality watches at an affordable price. By selling directly to the consumer and eliminating the costly sales and distribution channel, Burlington was able to offer an installment plan for watches, giving customers the option to pay off the watches at a rate of $2-$3 a month. Most of the watches sold by Burlington were private-labeled movements made under contract by the Illinois Watch Company. We absolutely love the dial on this watch, with the crisp white background and very distinctive and stylish numerals. The blued-steel Breguet moon hands bring a lot of character to the look with their thick and eye-catching style. We placed this movement inside of our blued-titanium case, and topped it off with a nickel-plated crown. As we turn this watch over we are pleased at the design of this 21 jewel movement. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel stand out beneath the unique shape of the center bridge plate. Most of the watches made for Burlington were the highest grade and quality pieces that Illinois made, and this one is definitely no exception.

This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois in 1921, getting new life more than 100 years later. In this same year, the first transcontinental airmail flight was completed, revolutionizing the way people communicated with each other. This marked a major milestone in aviation history, as it was the first time that mail had been transported by plane across the United States. The flight took off from New York City and landed in San Francisco, covering 2,400 miles in just 26 hours. This incredible feat of technology and engineering inspired a generation of pilots and engineers to continue pushing the boundaries of aviation. It opened up the possibility of faster communication and transportation, and it changed the way people experience the world. This event was a major step forward for humanity and it is a reminder of the progress we can make when we work together.

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: 3876578
  • Manufacture Year: 1921
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 21 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours

What makes the Burlington 027 unique: We are pleased to bring you this absolutely stunning watch from the Burlington Watch Company. The Burlington Watch Company was an innovative mail-order sales company that allowed customers to purchase high-quality watches at an affordable price. By selling directly to the consumer and eliminating the costly sales and distribution channel, Burlington was able to offer an installment plan for watches, giving customers the option to pay off the watches at a rate of $2-$3 a month. Most of the watches sold by Burlington were private-labeled movements made under contract by the Illinois Watch Company. We absolutely love the dial on this watch, with the crisp white background and very distinctive and stylish numerals. The blued-steel Breguet moon hands bring a lot of character to the look with their thick and eye-catching style. We placed this movement inside of our blued-titanium case, and topped it off with a nickel-plated crown. As we turn this watch over we are pleased at the design of this 21 jewel movement. Rose-gold gears and a brass balance wheel stand out beneath the unique shape of the center bridge plate. Most of the watches made for Burlington were the highest grade and quality pieces that Illinois made, and this one is definitely no exception.

This watch was originally produced in Springfield, Illinois in 1921, getting new life more than 100 years later. In this same year, the first transcontinental airmail flight was completed, revolutionizing the way people communicated with each other. This marked a major milestone in aviation history, as it was the first time that mail had been transported by plane across the United States. The flight took off from New York City and landed in San Francisco, covering 2,400 miles in just 26 hours. This incredible feat of technology and engineering inspired a generation of pilots and engineers to continue pushing the boundaries of aviation. It opened up the possibility of faster communication and transportation, and it changed the way people experience the world. This event was a major step forward for humanity and it is a reminder of the progress we can make when we work together.

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