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Watchmakers' Registery

From The American Horologist magazine, July 1940

Watchmakers' Registery 

Watchmakers' Registery Every watchmaker and jeweler can serve their government and self by registering their qualifications at once.

During the past great war our United States needed men who could manipulate small tools, etc., but found our trade unprepared to serve.

One reason was that no National Association existed, through which contact could be made. Today there is but one agency capable of this momentous task of registering all watchmakers, and that is the U. H. A. of A. who operates on a national scale and has the machinery to care for this great national task of registering.

There is no obligation or cost to this registration. It is open to all men. The registery shall not become public property and its contents shall be used to classify men in the event our war department or industry, serving our government, desires men with certain classifications, ability and versatility. The war department and industry feel the following classifications are most desirable and can be classified through a uniform questionnaire.

First, those with executive and supervisory ability.
Second, those who could be used for research work.
Third, those who could be used as instructors.
Fourth, those who could be used for bench work.
Fifth, those who could be used for sub mar i n e and fine instrument knowledge.
Sixth, those who are versatile.

This registery is being made possible through the D.H.A.A., with the cooperation of our jewelry trade papers. Only trade publications interested in the cooperation and protective planning for our government's safety and welfare are taking part. Registration questionnaires may be secured from any horological guild or association, or from the National Association's headquarters at 3226 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colo.

All registration questionnaires should be mailed direct to the National headquarters. 

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