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Pictured: Burlington Special “Fully Adjusted,” Burlington Watch Company Catalog, c.1911. Since the second-generation 16-Size “Burlington Special” was adjusted to temperature, isochronism, and positions, the Burlington Watch Company could correctly claim the watch was “fully adjusted” by the accepted definitions during this era.  The c.1911 Burlington Watch...
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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 rate...
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Pictured: Burlington Watch Company Grade 174 (Unadjusted) Movement Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company, c.1908. The early 16-Size “Burlington Special” watches sold by the Burlington Watch Company were based on the unadjusted Grade 174 produced at the Illinois Watch Company factory. Despite the lack of adjustment,...
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Pictured: Watch Diagram Enlarged, “Fighting the Trust” Burlington Special Watch Advertisement, Missouri Valley Farmer (Topeka, Kansas), June 1908 The earliest advertisements by the Burlington Watch Company included a detailed diagram of the watch denoting key features of the first “Burlington Special.” The double-sunk dial was shown...
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