National Geographic : 1934 Aug
O NE of the most perilous flights in aerial history was the first crossing of the Atlantic this season by Lieut.-Com. George R. Pond and his co-pilot in their attempted non-stop hop from New York to Rome. From the time their big orange Bellanca plane, Leonardo Da Vinci, left Newfoundland until it reached Ireland where the flyers were forced down-Lieut.-Com. Pond flew the plane without visibility. During these 23 hours of blind flying, his only means of measuring distance was the faithful time-keeping of his Hamilton Watches. Hamilton accuracy and dependability are no new story to Lieut.-Com. Pond. He has carried a Hamilton for 26 years. To insure extreme accuracy, every Hamilton is HAMILTON WATCHESGUIDEDPOND THROUGHBLINDFLYINGFROM NEWFOUNDLAND TO IRELAND ROUTE OF POND AND CO.PILOT ON NEW YORK-ROME HOP tested by the exclusive Hamilton Time-Microscope. (Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.) See the many new Hamiltons at your dealer's. Write for special folder describing and illustrating the Time-Microscope. Also for illustrated portfolio of Hamilton Watches. Hamilton Watch Com pany, 882 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, Penna. Three Smart New Hamiltons. (Top) The WARREN. 17 jewels. 10k filled gold, white or natural yellow. $42.50 . 19 jewels. $57.50. (Center) The ALCOTT.New sport model. 17 jewels. 14k filled gold, white or naturalyellow. Leather (shown) or silk cord. $52.50. (Bottom) The LEE. 19 jewels. 14k filled gold, white or natural yellow. With raised gold figure dial (shown), $55. With luminous dial, $52.50. Other Hamilton watches for men and women range from $35 to $500.