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    Willard House, What Is This?

    The Willard House and Clock Museum posted this on Twitter feed today. They have no idea what it is. Here is the description: This was on a shelf in the Keeping Room/Kitchen at the museum and we are not sure what it is. The object is wooden, it may have been carved. It is 5.75" long, the...
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    NAWCC Podcast - The Engle Clock

    In this episode, we discuss the Engle Clock, its fascinating history, and Stephen Engle, the little-known genius who created it. We talk with Bill Zell, Museum docent and Engle Clock historian, and Tom Bartels, former Executive Director of the NAWCC, who was responsible for the clock's...
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    Review: HODINKEE Magazine Volume 1

    Here is something I wrote for NAWCC WatchNews that has received a lot of attention online. Probably because it has the word HODINKEE in it but that's okay with me. Enjoy!
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    RGM Wristwatch to Commemorate Museum of Time’s 40th Anniversary

    On November 29, 2017, the National Watch & Clock Museum officially celebrates 40 years since its opening to the public. The Museum is the Western Hemisphere’s top, public timepiece museum with a collection of over 13,000 clocks, watches, and timepiece-related items. It has held countless exhibit...
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    Tavannes Pays Tribute to Its Heritage Watches by Bruce Shawkey

    Tavannes Pays Tribute to Its Heritage Watches -by Bruce Shawkey (WI) 9/06/17 Top side view of the 100th anniversary re-issue of the Tavannes Submarine Commander watch. Note that the red rings around the bezel and crown are not decoration but rather "monitoring gaskets" that turn from bright...
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    RGM / Martin Guitar Prototype on Loan at National Watch & Clock Museum

    Re: RGM / Martin Guitar Prototype on Loan at National Watch & Clock Museum Taylor makes a great guitar too! To my ears they seem to have a "faster" sound than a Martin. My dad has a Taylor and I always give it a strum when I visit him. Has Taylor ever cross promoted with a watch brand?
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    RGM / Martin Guitar Prototype on Loan at National Watch & Clock Museum

    Re: RGM / Martin Guitar Prototype on Loan at National Watch & Clock Museum Hi artbissell. Nice guitar! How long have you been playing? In the following video, Chris Martin IV explains why he chose RGM Watch Co. to make their 2 millionth guitar plus interviews the artist, Robert Goetzl...
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    Trench watch Limit

    You are correct gmorse to your reference with hallmarks. Also, 1864 is not marked on the case. Thanks for clarifying! -Keith
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    Trench watch Limit

    I spoke with Kim Jovinelli, our Curator of Collections, about the possible mislabeling. She discovered that early Limit watches had Swiss movements in British "Dennison" cases. The Dennison Watch Case company was established in Birmingham in 1864. 1864 is referring to the Dennison case and not...
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    Trench watch Limit

    Nice piece! The Museum has two Limit pocket watches:
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    MrWatchMaster Presents: Time For A War Story

    Hi Jeff. This is something that MrWatchMaster is doing but we are promoting this on WatchNews. NAWCC members are more than welcome to contribute if they have a WWII Vertex. The Museum has a website: that is looking for content on timepieces used during American...
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    What's in a Number?

    Hi Adam. Good question. FIC stands for Found in Collection. These are pieces that are discovered in our collections that have no documentation. In other words, we have no idea when they were donated, nor the person who donated them to us. I'm sure you have some great stories of FIC pieces that...
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    What's in a Number?

    Introducing Museum of Time's Blog -Keith Lehman (PA) 8/25/17 An example of Object ID placement on this Hamilton Pocket Watch. Courtesy of the National Watch & Clock Museum. I work in the upstairs offices of a museum. Not just any museum—The Museum of Time. Upstairs there are the following...
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    MrWatchMaster Presents: Time For A War Story

    Does anyone own a Vertex watch? MrWatchMaster is seeking stories about the use of Vertex watches during World War II from owners of the watches. Fist place winner gets a Vertex M100 watch. Visit the following link on WatchNews for details...
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    RGM / Martin Guitar Prototype on Loan at National Watch & Clock Museum

    You are welcome! The design of the retail version of the guitar is less busy. It's a lot heavier than a regular guitar but it sounds great.

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