The Perfected American Watch ...

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American Waltham watch Company, 1900 - Clocks and watches - 38 pages
 

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Page 25 - ... I was simply laughed at for my impudence in daring to pit my Waltham watch against the accuracy of the Royal Observatory. However, to set the matter at rest, I wrote to the Astronomer Royal, telling him of my conviction, and asking him if he would let me know whether I was right or wrong. In return I received a courteous reply from the Astronomer Royal, stating that I was quite right, and that on the day named, owing to an accident, the ball was dropped about eighteen seconds too soon. This seems...
Page 25 - ... clear enough, and one day, to my surprise, I found the ball had dropped some few seconds before I had expected it to. / had such confidence in my watch that I did not believe it was at fault, and felt sure that some mistake had been made 26 Ormiston Road, Westcombe Park, London, SE England, io-2-'97. at the Observatory. On telling some of my friends of my convictions, I was simply laughed at for my impudence in daring to pit my Waltham watch against the accuracy of the Royal Observatory. However,...
Page 25 - Watch Co., Waltham, Mass., USA GENTLEMEN : About three years since, acting on the advice of a friend who had had one of your watches for about eighteen years, I purchased a Lever Waltham Watch. I am happy to say it has turned out a marvel of accuracy, and under the circumstances I feel I am only doing my duty in bringing this fact to your notice. . . . But perhaps its most unique performance, and the one of which I am especially proud, is the fact that by its aid I was able to detect an error in...
Page 15 - ... asked from the manager of the Waltham Company a watch of a certain quality. He opened before me a big chest. I picked out a watch at random and fixed it to my chain. The manager asked me to leave the watch with them for three or four days, that they might regulate it. On the contrary, I said to him, I want to keep it just as it is to get an exact idea of your workmanship. On arriving at Locle I showed this watch to one of our first adjusters * * * who took it apart. At the end of several days...
Page 25 - ... most unique performance, and the one of which I am especially proud, is the fact that by its aid I was able to detect an error in the fall of the time-ball at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, which gives the standard time to the civilized world. It happened as follows : I make a practice of watching •the fall of the time-ball each day at one o'clock pm, whenever the air is clear enough, and one day, to my surprise, I found the ball had dropped some few seconds before I had expected it to....
Page 15 - This watch, I repeat to you, gentlemen, I myself took offhand from a large number, as I have said. One can understand by this example how it is that an American watch should be preferred to a Swiss watch." The watch movement M. Edw. Favre-Perret picked out at random was a "RIVERSIDE," and all that he said of it then, and a good deal more, is true to-day.
Page 25 - March 10. DEAR SIR: In answer to your letter of yesterday the Astronomer Royal requests me to inform you that on Thursday last the time-ball was, through an accident, dropped about eighteen seconds before one o'clock. Yours truly, T. Wheate, Esq. HP HOLLIS. Please mention McClure's when you write to advertisers. Show this to your Doctor. He will withdraw all objection. t
Page 15 - Gentlemen, here is what I have seen. I asked from the manager of the Waltham Company a watch of a certain quality. He opened before me a big chest. I picked out a watch at random and fixed it to my chain. The manager asked me to leave the watch with them for three or four days, that they might regulate it. On the contrary, I said to him, I want to keep it just as it is to get an exact idea of your workmanship.
Page 25 - Waltham Watch Co., Waltham, Mass., USA GENTLEMEN : About three years since, acting on the advice of a friend who had had one of your watches for about eighteen years, I purchased a Lever Waltham Watch. I am happy to say it has turned out a marvel of accuracy, and under the circumstances I feel I am only doing my duty in bringing this fact to your notice.

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