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Private Label Trade Names on American Pocket Watches: “Burlington Watch Co.” Part 53: The Grade 106 Burlington Special

Burlington Watch Grade 106 Movement Diagram, c.1915 Burlington Watch Company Catalog.
Pictured: Burlington Watch Grade 106 Movement Diagram, c.1915 Burlington Watch Company Catalog.

In 1914, the Burlington Watch Company introduced a new 16-Size “Burlington Special,” designated as Grade 106 by the Illinois Watch factory.

During this period of growth, the Burlington Watch Company was selling thousands of watches each year – enough to commission an exclusive custom plate design at the Illinois Watch Company.

This new design, similar to the company’s 12-Size model, featured a false center bridge spanning the center wheel and a curved two-finger train bridge. 

The Burlington Watch Company utilized this unique 16-Size model design for the remaining duration of their watch business.

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