This has a good look, keeps good time and easy to read. The case is gold plated with stainless steel with an inscription that says “Faithful Employee Carroll and Janice” Don’t understand this give one watch to 2 people and not even give the company name giving the watch. Nice stretch band. Size measures 33 mm side to side and 38 mm lug end to lug end. The back has some pitting.
Ken Cooper spends many hours searching the history of some of our watches and does such great work we will be promoting him to Sr. Vice President in charge of sales on the West Coast. Just look at what he says about this history of this watch.
Carroll & Janice Sneed were born as Siamese twins and were joined too deeply at the hip for any surgery to correct this birth defect. They grew up in a happy home, were well educated, and tried to live a normal life. After high school they found employment at "The Joyful Bliss" prophylactic manufacturing company. They proved to be quick learners & very hard workers. They could do the work of 4 workers and quickly moved up the promotion ladder. Janice was the really smart twin who could figure ways to speed up production while Carroll was the "Work Horse" of the two. Years passed and the company prospered as demand for their product grew & grew. Visitors to the plant were amazed at the twins on how fast the worked as well-oiled team & how well they got along with each other & also the other assembly line workers. When the time came for retirement the owner, a Mr. Ralph Lancer, presented the twins with a single, beautiful Caravelle wrist watch with their names proudly engraved on the back. Mr. Lancer said that there was no need to give out two watches as one would do neatly for the Siamese twins. He also stated he doubted the twins would want the name of the company they worked for on the back of this great time keeper due to the nature of what they produced. Happily the twins loved the watch and then moved into Porter's Rest home & funeral parlor to live out their days. Now Girard offers this unique watch at a very low price for a watch with such a unparalleled history. Be a proud owner of Carroll & Janice Sneed's legacy in this timepiece.