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    Sessions electric motor rebuild?

    Good evening, Doctor! Of course, the clock belongs to you, and therefore, you may even crush it under your foot if you wish to. If that urge comes up, please contact us. Someone will almost certainly wish to take it off your hands. Trouble is, as Dave said, once a clock is converted to say, a...
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    National Meeting 2021 National Convention LECTURES

    Ron Price – Friday, July 16 at 3:00 pm James Russell Pocket Watches and Aaron Lufkin Dennison The origin of the James Russell pocket watch has mystified collectors since at least the 1960s. With input from fellow researchers Chris Carey (MA) and Michael Edidin (MD), Ron Price uncovers the keys...
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    Certified chronometers w. chronographs?

    Thanks! I know that in the world of clocks, astronomical regulators don't incorporate any kind of striking or chiming. Just wondered if there was different thinking with watches. Best regards! Tim
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    National Meeting 2021 National Convention LECTURES

    Pat Hagans – Friday, July 16 at 2:00 pm Benjamin Banneker: 18th Century African American, Self-Taught Astronomer, Mathematician, and Clockmaker and Civil Rights Champion This presentation will discuss the extraordinary life of Benjamin Banneker, one of the first African Americans to gain...
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    Post your Zoom Chapter Meetings Here

    Coming Saturday May 29, 8am PDT, 9am MDT, 10am CDT, 11am EDT American Clocks: Restoration Nightmares with Ken Reindel Sponsored by Dixie Chapter 16 (Nashville) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86106324487?pwd=b09UZUFZVzFmMExXTXFodk01V0RUZz09 Meeting ID: 861 0632 4487 Passcode...
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    How do you set the beat for a Jauch movement in a grandfather clock?

    Good evening, Gene! Willie pointed out when we looked at this before that you still don't have the pendulum top properly seated on the crutch. You'll probably have to open the clip a bit so that the pendulum can come down and the two little folded-over pieces at the top can properly rest on the...
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    Gerbrüder Resch clock running fast

    Good evening, Graham! I suggest giving the works a good inspection, from verge pivots at the top to rating nut at the bottom. If you are gaining 20 minutes a day with the bob as far down as it will go, something is seriously wrong. I suspect that when you find it, you will slap your forehead...
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    National Meeting 2021 National Convention LECTURES

    Philip Poniz – Friday, July 16 at 1:00 pm Pocket to Wrist: Collecting Watches Right Now There are more collectors of watches today than ever before and the market continues to rapidly evolve. Philip Poniz will discuss the evolution of the auction market from pocket watches to vintage...
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    National Meeting 2021 National Convention LECTURES

    Bob Frishman – Friday, July 16 at noon Timing a Revolution: Preview of the “Horology 1776” Philadelphia Symposium This year’s NAWCC symposium will, for the first time ever for an international conference, focus on the important role of timekeeping and timekeepers during the American Revolution...
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    Certified chronometers w. chronographs?

    Good evening! How common are certified chronometer wristwatches with chronograph functions? Wouldn't running the chronograph affect the timekeeping? Thanks! Best regards! Tim Orr
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    Zoom Meeting Speakers' Bureau

    Tom McIntyre is very busy with Forum matters and preparations for the 2021 NAWCC National Convention, to be held July 15-18. His presentation topics are listed in the "Speakers' Bureau" file attached above. Tom asks that chapters planning Zoom meetings hold off until after July in requesting...
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    National Meeting 2021 National Convention LECTURES

    Nick Butt – Friday, July 16 at 11:00 am Chelsea Clock: 1897–Today This lecture is an overview of the Chelsea Clock Company from its conception to where it is today, and will include highlights of its 120+ years of manufacturing and its new facility in Chelsea, MA. Nicholas Butt has been a...
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    National Meeting 2021 National Convention LECTURES

    Each day, we'll post another listing of a lecture to be given at the 2021 NAWCC National Convention. Watch this thread and keep checking back to collect them all!
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    Sessions electric motor rebuild?

    Good afternoon, all! By the way, just think about how you'd go about putting a penny into a fuse socket without shocking the snot out of yourself, or at least, creating a blue spark display – if there were no cutoff switch! Best regards! Tim
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    Sessions electric motor rebuild?

    Good afternoon, Biker! Sounds like alarmist behavior on the part of those advising you. After all PAM clocks functioned in businesses around the country for decades without electrocuting anyone. If nothing is shorting to the case and if nothing is overheating, there's no reason to conclude that...

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