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Sun Watch and Compass Designed For Sportsmen

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, February, 1946

Sun Watch and Compass Designed For Sportsmen

Boonton, N. J., January 19 - The Boyd SUN-TIME is the modern postwar version of an ancient horological device. It is troublefree. It tells time with accuracy "as sure as the sun shines." Boyd SUN-TIME is intended for use when fishing, hunting, sailing, camping, hiking, skiing or motoring.
No winding or setting being necessary, you can forget the care a watch usually requires. 


SUN-TIME is not a novelty, but a modern practical and dependable precision time-telling instrument and "direction-finding" compass. Made with traditional style and superb craftsmanship.

SUN-TIME was designed by sportsmen with the needs of sportsmen in mind. It is waterproof, compact and durable. Its solid brass case is polished and lacquered. The compass has an unbreakable crystal and a luminous jewelled needle. SUN-TIME is manufactm'ed by JOHANSON Manufacturing Corporation.




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