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Longines Hear From Watches In Antarctica

From The American Horologist magazine, July 1940

Longines Hear From Watches In Antarctica

J. P. V. Heinmuller, President of Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co., Inc., has received a letter from Capt. J. Glenn Dyer, U. S. Cadastral Engineer written from Palmerland, U. S. Antarctica dated March 11, 1940, reporting on the performance of Longines timepieces with the Byrd Expedition. Capt. Dyer, who is chief navigator for the expedition, wrote that he has kept a daily record of the rate of the various watches since the expedition left Boston and has noticed an increase in the variation of the rate in the high latitudes of the south polar regions. The Expedition has 16 Longines navigational timepieces including special timing watches. The Expedition is expected to return to the U. S. A. in June or July, 1941.


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