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|Size - length including lugs:||41mm|
Beautiful Burlington watch with a caliber “Burlington Watch Co. Chicago USA- 17 jewels” with the number 3235472. The case is in gold with engrave inside “Burlington Watch Co. guarantees this case to be made of two plates of solid gold over composition and to wear 25 years”. Come with the serial number 4042211 with 3/0. With this number, the watch is dated from 1923. The dial is white with Arabic numbers every 5 minutes and index for minute. The second is at 6 o’clock. The crown is typical from the 1920’s. The watch has genuine pigskin by Jacques Kreisler.
Please note the radium was removed from the dial and the hands have been replaced, the reason why the watch has been discounted.
The Burlington Watch Company, was a mail-order sales company. By selling directly to the consumer, they were able to eliminate the costly sales and distribution channel. Watches were sold on the "installment plan," which allowed them to be paid off at $2-$3 dollars per month, thus making high-quality watches available to those who otherwise might not be able to afford them.
The majority of watches sold by Burlington were "privately labeled" movements made under contract by the Illinois Watch Company i.e. they are Illinois watches. Some contend that the Burlington Watch Company was a subsidiary of the Illinois Watch Company, but this claim has not been documented. Burlington also sold a small number of movements made by Henry Moser & Co, in Switzerland. These movements may have been sold only in Canada and appear to have been cased in Canadian-made cases. Most American Burlington watches were sold in Burlington-signed gold-filled cases of good quality.
Caliber “Burlington Watch Co. Chicago USA- 17 jewels” with the number 3235472.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 31.50mm
Length including lugs: 41mm