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Private Label Trade Names on American Pocket Watches: “Burlington Watch Co.” Part 63: The “Burlington Supreme” Line

"The New Burlington Supreme,” c.1923 Burlington Watch Company Catalog.
Pictured: ”The New Burlington Supreme,” c.1923 Burlington Watch Company Catalog.

As trends moved rapidly in the early 1920s toward elegant metal dials and fancy case designs, the Burlington Watch Company introduced the “Burlington Supreme” line.

“Burlington Supreme” was purely applied as a marketing name, as the dials nor movement were marked with the name. The earlier decision to eliminate the “Burlington Special” name allowed the company to easily push new sub-brands like the “Burlington Supreme” to market.

The “Burlington Supreme” line was issued with the 12-Size Grade 275 Burlington movement featuring 21 jewels.

In the c.1923 Burlington Watch Company catalog, 15 different styles of cases were offered to customers within the “Burlington Supreme” line, including a variety of modern shapes and styles. Trendy metal dials were also available for an extra charge of $1.50.

3 Comments

  1. Hi
    I am looking for some information on an OLD 18ct pocket watch which belonged to my Grandma..
    The watch is 56 mm in dimension the watch has no glass on the front, and no cover.
    The Dial inside the watch has no numbers of any kind, just the two fingers.
    The number inside the back of Case are 18 CT and serial no’s 20279.
    I cannot find any makers name on the watch.
    The watch is not working.
    I wonder if you could assist me with any information on the watch Makers.
    Thanks
    J Gough

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