Informing the Public
With all the activities of several states for licensing of watchmakers, I am just wondering why Certified Watchmakers throughout the country don't start some kind of movement to let the public know that there are Certified Watchmakers.
In this country, with no trade restriction, I believe the public will be interested to know there is one organization whose certified members have passed a test and received their certificates by merit, to whom the public can trust its timepieces without any doubt. If we can bring this before the public it will make our certificates really valuable, much more so than asking or waiting for retail jewelers to have their watchmakers certified, when the public will ask the retail jeweler, before leaving the job, "Is your watchmaker a Certified Watchmaker?" This would exercise a certain amount of pressure on the retail jeweler, and he would be anxious to employ a Certified Watchmaker.
Some of your readers may have the acquaintance of or influence with some weekly or monthly periodical or possibly some daily paper which might be glad to print something of the functions of the Horological Institute of America and its Certification work.