• Important Executive Director Announcement from the NAWCC

    The NAWCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Rory McEvoy has been named Executive Director of the NAWCC. Rory is an internationally renowned horological scholar and comes to the NAWCC with strong credentials that solidly align with our education, fundraising, and membership growth objectives. He has a postgraduate degree in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks from West Dean College, and throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to handle some of the world’s most important horological artifacts, including longitude timekeepers by Harrison, Kendall, and Mudge.

    Rory formerly worked as Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, where his role included day-to-day management of research and digitization projects, writing, public speaking, conservation, convening conferences, exhibition work, and development of acquisition/disposal and collection care policies. In addition, he has worked as a horological specialist at Bonhams in London, where he cataloged and handled many rare timepieces and built important relationships with collectors, buyers, and sellers. Most recently, Rory has used his talents to share his love of horology at the university level by teaching horological theory, history, and the practical repair and making of clocks and watches at Birmingham City University.

    Rory is a British citizen and currently resides in the UK. Pre-COVID-19, Rory and his wife, Kaai, visited HQ in Columbia, Pennsylvania, where they met with staff, spent time in the Museum and Library & Research Center, and toured the area. Rory and Kaai will be relocating to the area as soon as the immigration challenges and travel restrictions due to COVID-19 permit.

    Some of you may already be familiar with Rory as he is also a well-known author and lecturer. His recent publications include the book Harrison Decoded: Towards a Perfect Pendulum Clock, which he edited with Jonathan Betts, and the article “George Graham and the Orrery” in the journal Nuncius.

    Until Rory’s relocation to the United States is complete, he will be working closely with an on-boarding team assembled by the NAWCC Board of Directors to introduce him to the opportunities and challenges before us and to ensure a smooth transition. Rory will be participating in strategic and financial planning immediately, which will allow him to hit the ground running when he arrives in Columbia

    You can read more about Rory McEvoy and this exciting announcement in the upcoming March/April issue of the Watch & Clock Bulletin.

    Please join the entire Board and staff in welcoming Rory to the NAWCC community.

Recent content by Col 66

  1. C

    Hertz Grandfather Clock

    Hello.Did you ever find out any info about your clock.If you did could you let me know.Cheers.Col.
  2. C

    Any Information Appreciated

    Hello.Thank you for this information.The clock movement says ROMANET Morbier France.Is there any reason why romanet is in all capital letters while the other words are as they are.Also is it possible to find parts for the movement.Also the number 80071.Cheers.Col.
  3. C

    Any Information Appreciated

    Hello.I am still trying to work out where and when my clock was built.I will upload some photos.Cheers.Col.
  4. C

    Any Information Appreciated

    So it is possible this clock was made in the 1960;s/1970,s.I am just getting a pin replaced and then i can put it back together.Then i will put on some photo's of it working.Cheers.Col.
  5. C

    Any Information Appreciated

    That's good news to hear that the pivot can be repaired.Thank you for your help.Cheers.Col.
  6. C

    Any Information Appreciated

    Hello JTD.I will send some better pictures.Looking for 14/hour and hour fan governor's.I think that is what they are called.The outside pin's are broken and also the fan section seems very loose on the pin.Cheers.Col.
  7. C

    Any Information Appreciated

    Hello Bruce.Thanks for the welcome and reply.I am trying locate spare parts for this clock.The reference is correct.I have a couple of pictures that i will try and load up.It is the same clock.So is it a clock made in the 1920's/1930's.Cheers.Col.
  8. C

    Any Information Appreciated

    Hello.Thanks for link.I have sorted out the beat and correct time.Cheers.Col
  9. C

    Any Information Appreciated

    Hello.I have seen a post from Graham dated feb 4 2007 about a Romanet Morbier Clock with a Brocot escapement.I have owned one of these clocks for years and would like to know some info about it please.Having moved clock has stopped.By trial and error i have got it working again correctly but...
Know Your NAWCC Forums Rules!
RULES & GUIDELINES

Find member

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
163,547
Messages
1,421,181
Members
84,942
Latest member
El Cronometrista
Encyclopedia Pages
1,101
Total wiki contributions
2,857
Last edit
Aurora's 15 Ruby Jewel Movements by Greg Frauenhoff

514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512

Phone: 717-684-8261

Contact the Webmaster for perceived copyright infringement (DMCA Registration Number 1010287).

Copyright © National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Inc (A 501c3 non-profit corporation). All Rights Reserved.

The NAWCC is dedicated to providing association services, promoting interest in and encouraging the collecting of clocks and watches including disseminating knowledge of the same.