National Geographic : 1940 Aug
THE THOUSAND CLOCKS THAT KEEP GRAND CENTRAL RUNNING "RIGHT" are checked with his Hamilton HIS JOB is an odd one. For 32 years Jacob Bachtold has tended a huge family of New York Central Railroad clocks. He examines and times all the clocks in the signal towers and in New York City's Grand Central Terminal area-from the gigantic one on the roof (with hands that each weigh over 100 pounds) to the stately grandfather's clock in the president's office. What does he check them with? What watch has such unquestioned accuracy that the dispatcher's office can rely on Bachtold's checking to route over 550 trains per day in and out of the terminal-one every 60 seconds during rush hours? A Hamilton-the same Hamilton watch that Mr. Bachtold has used to do the job for over 20 years. The watches of over 300,000 railroad men-engineers, conduc tors, switchmen-must be able to pass rigid and regular Time Inspec tion*. That's why so many of them, like Mr. Bachtold, will carry only Hamiltons. Hamilton makes only fine watches. Hamilton is the only American manufacturer who can say: "Every watch we make has 17 fine jewels or more.. every case is ofprecious metal." $37.50 to $5,000. Made in U.S .A. Write for folder. Hamilton Watch Company, 484 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. *Hamilton's experience building watches for railroad men insures greatest possible accuracy in every other size and grade Hamilton makes. JULIE.17jewels. 14K FELICIA. 17 jewels. ELISE.17jewels.14K BROCK. 19 jewels. ENDICOTT.17jewels. STANFORD. 17 jew natural gold-filled. Has 10K white or natural natural gold. 18K ap- 14K coral gold with 10Knatural gold-filled. els. 10K natural gold 18K applied gold nu- gold-filled. Black nu- plied gold numeral dial to match. $77.50. With 18K applied gold filled. 18Kappliedgold meral dial....... $45 meral dial ..... $40 dial. Priced at... $55 14K natural gold, $80 numeral dial.... $40 numeral dial.... $45 "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."