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Gibbs Literary Award NAWCC Fellow NAWCC Member
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- Mar 20, 1954 (Age: 66)
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- Semi-retired materials physicist
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I have been an NAWCC Member for over 35 years; I was made an NAWCC Fellow in 2003; and I received the James W. Gibbs Award for "Excellence in Horological Literature" in 2009. I founded the NAWCC "Pocket Horology" Chapter 174 (now inactive), and I have chaired two national seminars, including the 2002, "Boston: Cradle of Industrial Watchmaking" Seminar in Boxboro, MA. I have over sixteen NAWCC publications, including two books: NAWCC BULLETIN Special Order Supplement #5, E. Howard & Company Watchmaking Innovations: 1858 to 1870, published in 2005; and The Appreciation and Authentication of Civil War Timepieces, published in 2019. I also guest-curated a special six-month exhibit of Civil War timepieces at the NAWCC Museum, which kicked off with a scholarly seminar on July 6, 2019.
- National Awards from NAWCC:
- James W. Gibbs Literary Award
- NAWCC Fellow Award
My primary horological interests in American pocket watches are: the American Civil War and pre-Civil War periods; and early American watches generally, including those of the Boston Watch Company, the American watch Company, and E. Howard & Co. (a.k.a. "early Howard"). My current focuses are on watches, of both domestic and foreign make, with documented Civil War provenances, and on "American Watch Company" Grade Walthams. I like pre-1865 English pocket chronometers too.
I recently created a website: Clint Geller, to promote my new series of sci-fi/fantasy novels, but the "Pocket Horology" page on that site, named in honor of my old NAWCC chapter, discusses all of my past and ongoing horological endeavors.
I am now semi-retired. After a 40+ year career as a management rank research scientist and development engineer with the Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL, Bettis site, near Pittsburgh, PA), I took a job in June, 2020 with Materials Design Inc., advising MDI management on materials science research programs, and reviewing project reports. My title at MDI is "Senior Advisor Scientist," as it was at NNL.
I published a three-part science fiction/fantasy novel, "Gennebar Rising: Part I: Awakenings," "Part II: Into the Maelstrom," and "Part III: The Kozem King," on Amazon.com in 2017 and 2018:
The story is quasi-historical, taking place in an imaginary world with strong resemblances with, but also big differences from, a celebrated time and place in real world history/mythology: First Century Palestine. There are no watches or clocks in my story, but the story line plays with modern concepts of space-time in entertaining ways. The entire three-book story received a very favorable write-up from Kirkus Reviews, a respected professional third party literary review service with a reputation for being tough, and even "cantankerous." Their review of "Gennebar Rising" can be found in their list of "Recommended" reads.
Part I is available in ebook, soft cover and hard cover formats. The covers are being designed for parts II and III currently, with release of "Gennebar Rising, Part II: Into the Maelstrom," planned for January, 2018, and release of "Gennebar Rising, Part III: The Kozem King," estimated for March, 2018.
My other interests include Civil War history, Old Tyme music and playing the banjo, and chess.
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