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Private Label Trade Names on American Pocket Watches: “Burlington Watch Co.” Part 47: The Grade 37 Burlington Special Ladies’ Watch Movement

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Pictured: Grade 37 “Burlington Special” Ladies’ Watch, c.1915 [Image Courtesy of Jones & Horan Auctions].

The first ladies’ watch offered by the Burlington Watch Company was based on the 0-Size Grade 37 produced by the Illinois Watch Company.

The pendant-set movement featured 17 jewels and was marked “Burlington Watch Co., Chicago, U.S.A.”

Around 1916, the Grade 37 Burlington Special was replaced by the slightly smaller 3/0-Size Grade 36 movement. As wristwatches became more popular, the company eventually imported the ladies’ and wristwatch movements from Switzerland.

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