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Attend An Accredited School

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, April, 1942

Attend An Accredited School


The United Horological Association of America, your Association, has devoted much time and money in setting up standards for the purpose of accrediting watchmaking schools thruout the country.

These standards are high for the reason that young men who are to become our watchmakers in generations to come should be properly trained in the art of watchmaking that our trade may continue in the high standing it has now attained.

Remember, sending your son or employe to a school that has come up to the high standards of the United Horological Association is insuring the future of our trade, enabling the· younger watchmakers to carry on in the high standards of watchmaking. 


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