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Pictured: Grade No. 71 Movement Cut, 1893 Marshall Field & Co. Catalog The business operation of the Geneva Non-Magnetic Watch Company in Switzerland was more complex than most American watch factories. Production spanned several factories, with many different companies working together to manufacture the non-magnetic...
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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...
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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...
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Pictured: Watch Diagrams Compared, “Fighting the Trust” Burlington Special Watch Advertisement, Missouri Valley Farmer (Topeka, Kansas), June 1908 [Left] and “Fighting the Trust” Burlington Special Watch Advertisement, Popular Mechanics, November 1909 [Right] The earliest advertisements promoting the “Burlington Special” claimed the watch was “Adjusted to...
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