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Dear Mr. Watchmaker

by Jordan Ficklin

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To quote The Beach Boys, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?”

                                                                October 15, 1962

Dear Mr. Watchmaker:
On October 31st, Elgin National Watch Company, Cas-Ker Company
and the E. & J. Swigart Company will present a Technical Symposium
in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The meeting will take place at the Cincinnati Club and is scheduled
to begin at 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Granville Webb, our Service Representative, will speak.  He has
been a watchmaker for many years and is eminently qualified to discuss
Elgin's latest development, the Elgin Electronic Watch.

Mr. Webb will present a graphic demonstration on the Elgin Electronic
Watch that we are certain will be very enjoyable and informative.

Following the meeting there will be refreshments.  Admission, of
course, is FREE.

If you can possibly attend, we strongly urge you to do so since this
meeting will bring you up to date on the technical information use-
ful in servicing the Elgin Electronic Watch.

                                            Cordially,
                                            ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH COMPANY
                                            Wm. F. Schefelbein
                                            Manager, Customer Service 

Why You Should Use Genuine Parts

by Jordan Ficklin

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A watchmaker’s reputation for skilled workmanship is his most valuable asset. By paying too litle for cheap, imitation parts he can lose his reputation. Be sure you guard your reputation for good work by using parts that you know will be satisfactory.

The manufacturers know they need to supply us with genuine parts. They have known it since 1965 when the Elgin watch company promoted their parts, and from before then, and they know it today. Watchmakers should use genuine parts and the manufacturers should sell them. Our reputation depends on it, and so does their’s.

Really cool poster

by Jordan Ficklin

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Not too long ago I shared a really cool watch poster from the Hamilton Watch Company. Now you all have a chance to own your very own poster from ESA.

Click on the image below to purchase this poster from AWCI and support the future of watchmaking in the United States.

Tourbillon Model

by Jordan Ficklin

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What students at the Lititz Watch Technicum have been up to: I wish I had made one of these. I love this stuff.

How a Watch Works #5

by Jordan Ficklin

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How a Watch Works #4

by Jordan Ficklin

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How a Watch Works #3

by Jordan Ficklin

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How a Watch Works #2

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How a Watch Works #1

by Jordan Ficklin

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Detailed view of the Hamilton Poster I featured yesterday.

How a Watch Works

From Hamilton Public Relations

by Jordan Ficklin

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A very kind woman gave me this poster this week. 31″ x 21″ Poster explaining how a watch works from the Hamilton Watch Company. I’ll be having it framed for sure!
How a watch works