A friend in the Boston area recently emailed me. Chapter 8 is in the process of organizing about 40 members to take a bus tour to the June National Convention at York, PA.
Perhaps other chapters not too far away can do the same thing. The Convention needs all the NAWCC members possible to attend.
Just about an hour ago, I happened to pick up Henry Fried’s original book on “The Watch Repairer’s Manual.” In my personal view it is the best book ever written for the novice or beginner on how to repair a watch. Written in less than scholarly language with simple understandable explanations and, chock full of drawings describing each step from start to finish, in the art of repairing a timepiece that needs certain work, cleaning or adjustment.
While it describes only the art of
Updated 03-30-2010 at 10:13 AM by dweiss17
The power of the Internet in making friends of fellow NAWCC’ers
I met Dave Coatsworth through the Internet, I think on the no longer Chapter 185. I had advertised selling an early Tremont Watch, Dave replied and purchased the timepiece.
It was through Dave that I became a member of NAWCC Chapter 190 of Ventura County, CA and making the acquaintance of Mike Schmidt, President of that Chapter. Some of the pieces I had written for the no longer Chapters 185 and Chapter
Updated 04-17-2010 at 03:50 PM by dweiss17
[quote=John Cote;366174]A late great friend of mine and an avid watch collector named Hopkins from Indiana is buried with one of these watches. I hate burying a watch but I hope it is keeping great time for him in a better place.[/quote]
I just got chills....I have been reading the message boards to be better prepared for our first show in Lexington and I came across this post of yours about my Father. I loved that we had his Hopkins watch in his hand and his loop on his glasses.
Understanding we have just entered into the year 2010, I'm now printing the 2011 Calendars that will be featured at a table at the June National Convention. The Museum Gift Store area will also have these on hand to sell to visitors looking for gifts while in the Gift Store.
This 2011 Calendar is truly a keepsake, so when you visit either the National Convention or the Museum Gift Store, please spend the $10.00 to purchase one...you'll be helping your
Updated 04-17-2010 at 04:26 PM by dweiss17