National Geographic : 1941 Apr
We waited 21 years for a train ... and missed it! HE WAS always a son to be proud of...thekindthatmakes parents feel maybe the human race is getting better. Since he was born we'd looked forward to the day he'd graduate from college. And then when it came we missed half of it. My fault, too ... my watch lied and we got to the station three minutes after the train pulled out. Iflaredup...triedtoblamethe railroad. But the man at the gate wouldn't have it. "No, sir," he said. "The watches of 300,000 railroad men are regularly Time Inspected ... they've got to tell the right time all the time! That's why so many of us carry Hamiltons." Gave me something to think about. We were late to Bud's grad uation . . . and I don't think his mother will ever quite forgive me. But I did go into a jewelry store and start Bud off for life with an accurate Hamilton! And do you know what that kid did? Ganged up with his mother on my birthday . . . and bought me a Hamilton, too! All Hamiltons have 17 or more jewels, precious metal cases. $37.50 to $5000. Made in U.S.A. Write for folder. Hamilton Watch Company, 144 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, Penna. COPR. 1941 BY HAMILTON WATCH COMPANY RUTLEDGE. 19 jewels. BAGLEY. 17 jewels. 10K 10% iridium platinum, 18K natural gold-filled. 2 -tone appliedgold numerals.$175 black numeral dial. $37.50 LAURA. 17 jewels. 14K MIRIAM. 17 jewels. 10K ELLYN. 17 jewels. 14K natural gold. 18K applied white or natural gold-filled. white or natural gold. 18K gold numeral dial .... .$55 Black numeral dial... $40 applied gold numerals. $55 "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."