National Geographic : 1946 Apr
"Ilived a lifetime ... in those few moments!" IN JUST A few minutes I'll be a Bachelor of Arts. I guess I should be looking ahead. But my mind keeps going back ... Back to the Christmas morning long ago when I found Blackie under the tree. (The folks must have seen me with my nose against the Pet Shop window.) Back to the time I caught pneumonia. Mom wouldn't leave my bedside until the fever broke. Back to the day I skidded on the ice and wrecked Dad's new sedan. All he said was, "Never mind the car-are you all right?" MomandDadgaveupalottosendme through college. Do you wonder why I couldn't find the words to thank them this morning? On top of everything, they gave me the graduation present I've always longed for-a brand-new Hamilton Watch! Why is a Hamilton in a class above other watches? Because this world-famous Ameri can watch is made with greatercare from the finest materials. Hamilton's high quality as sures you the greatest watch value and the finest time-keeping accuracy. WTHEWACH O RIROD HOW MUCH steel makes 620,000 tiny watch hair springs? About 5 pounds. Yet to produce this small ingot in the exact alloy-mix desired, Hamilton has its own miniature steel mill. By such infinite care, Hamilton engineers maintain Hamilton's reputation as America's Fine Watch. Hamilton's experience building watches for railroad men and navigational timepieces for the armed forces as sures greatest possible accuracy in every size and grade. Hamilton Watch Company, Dept. C-14, Lancaster, Pa.