National Geographic : 1940 Feb
IT WAS 5:40 by my watch when Miss Brown burst in to tell me it was ten to 6. And the station was ten minutes away! "What?" I yelled. "Phone Grand Central! Ask them if they can hold the'Century' 5 minutes!" They couldn't. I found out why-waiting for the next train. Over 500 trains a day come in and out of New York City's Grand Central Terminal. Four trains a minute during rush hours! Any wonder accurate timing is what railroads live and breathe by? That's why the watches of over 300,000 railroad men are under rigid and regular Time Inspection.* "CAN YOU HOLD THE 'CENTURY' 5 MINUTES? S It's a matter of $10,000!" SYLVIA. 17 jewels. LUETTA. 17 jewels. CELIA.17jewels. 1K WILSHIRE. 17jewels. 14K natural gold. 18K 14K natural gold. 18K white or natural gold- 14K natural gold-filled. applied gold numerals, applied gold numerals, filled. Raised numerals. 2-tonedial,markersand 14K gold fittings. $70 Gold-filled fittings. $55 With bracelet, $42.50 Roman numerals. $50 BOWMAN. 17 jewels. DUNKIRK. 19 jewels. 14K natural gold-filled. 14K natural gold. 18K With 18K applied gold applied gold numerals. numeral dial. .$52.50 Choice of dials. $125 "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you." And that's why so many railroad men carry Hamiltons. Well, I lost the order-$10,000 worth. But it won't happen again. Thanks to my wife, I'm wearing a handsome new Hamilton myself. I only wish my birthday had come about thirty days sooner. All Hamiltonshave 17 or more jewels, precious metal cases. $37.50 to $5,000. Made in U.S.A. Write for folder. Hamilton Watch Company, 424 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, Penna. *Hamilton's experience building watches for railroad men insures greatest possible accuracy in every other size and grade that Hamilton makes.