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National Watch Inspection Week

From The American Horologist magazine, June 1937

National Watch Inspection Week

Inspection week for 1937 will be held July 17 to July 24. All organizations, individual members, and non-members, and non-affiliated organizations; are urged to participate in this annual event.

After this year, National Watch Inspection week will be held the second week of March annually, at which time suitable window cards, streamers, etc., for our members' usage, will be supplied.

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