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Southern News SWCS Watchmaker Supply Leaflets from 1960s History

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The good thing is with the internet is that you sometime meet with good fairies. One of my fairy is Niall who gave me a bunch of SWCS NEWS and leaflets/ catalogs etc for free of charge again. 



I got no time to go trough the whole lot but in the Watch and Clock collection leaflet made for years 1988/89 I found a letter/offer which does list the name of the ppl in the management so now I finally can try to find one of those ppl who worked for SWCS. My initial google search was not successful though. If you have any idea how to find them please let me know.




And then it seems that US Radium apart from poisoning ladies also made rare earth special phosphors for CRTs. Shall I wash my hands now?





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I have just come across this thread because I am in the process of sorting out some of my dad's stuff, and am looking at a "Boley & Leinen Reform Lathe", which was apparently purchased from Southern Watch and Clock Supplies, probably in the late 1960's. It looks like SWCS survived until 2017, when their name was changed and it was then dissolved in 2020...

Alan Dixon 

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