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Pictured: “Cheaper to Re-Import Watches,” Burlington Watch Company Catalog, c.1911. In an attack on the unscrupulous methods of the “watch trust,” the Burlington Watch Company exposed the drastic price differential between the American market and the European market for identical watches. The price differences provided...
Pictured: Burlington Special “Two Swiss Features” Burlington Watch Company Catalog, c.1911. Despite being manufactured in America, the Burlington Watch Company noted two Swiss features of the “Burlington Special” in their c.1911 catalog: “Two Swiss Features. Two Swiss features are used in the Burlington Special. While...
Pictured: Burlington Special Movement Diagram Detailing Features, Burlington Watch Company Catalog, c.1911. The second-generation “Burlington Special,” based on the 16-Size Illinois Grade 185, was the first Burlington watch described as “Adjusted to Isochronism.” Isochronometric adjustments improve the timekeeping properties of the watch, yielding a uniform...
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