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Occupational Deferment Notice

From The American Horologist magazine, July, 1944

Occupational Deferment Notice


Men 26 through 29 must be "necessary to and regularly engaged in" an activity in war production or in support of the National health, safety, or interest. "Watchmakers are actively engaged in support of the national safety and interest". Registrants 30 through 37 need only be regularly engaged in these activities. The case of each registrant must be determined individually. Employers of men 26 through 29 may file form 42-A with the local board, or 42-B for men 30 or over."

This determines settlement of all men allegedly on the critical list justification must be shown and qualification is necessary. In other words, the tin-snip watchmaker will have to show justification. Every Laboratory Technician must do the same to qualify under occupational deferment. . 


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