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Pictured: Burlington Special Grade 185 Movement by the Illinois Watch Company, c.1908. Manufactured by the Illinois Watch Company for the Burlington Watch Company (Babson Bros.) headquartered in Chicago. c.1908 Size: 18s Model: 5 Configuration: Open Face Setting: Lever Jewels: 19 Adjustments: Temperature, Isochronism, and 3...
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Pictured: Watch Diagram Enlarged, “Fighting the Trust” Burlington Special Watch Advertisement, Popular Mechanics, November 1909 As soon as the “Burlington Special” hit the market in 1908, the watch quickly became an enormous success.  In August 1909, the Burlington Watch Company increased its capital stock from...
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