• 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.

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  1. grtnev

    Patek Phillipe Pocket Watch in the 1965 Movie “The Cincinnati Kid”

    From “The Cincinnati Kid” - starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Ann Margret...... As the big showdown 5 card stud poker game is about ready to begin, Edward G. Robinson checks the time. I believe the dial reads Patek Phillipe & Co; Geneve Richard
  2. grtnev

    Jules Jurgensen Pocket Watch Chronograph; s/n 12663

    Any ideas from anyone as to the number of jewels? I'm assuming somewhere from 15-22 jewels. What have you all seen on other similar Jurgensen pieces? Thanks, Richard
  3. grtnev

    Jules Jurgensen Pocket Watch Chronograph; s/n 12663

    11615 What significance is that number? ......perhaps the case serial number? The watch serial number is clearly indicated at the bottom below the name Jurgensen. Richard
  4. grtnev

    Jules Jurgensen Pocket Watch Chronograph; s/n 12663

    I tried as you described, the mainspring disengages, but the hands don't set - the bow simple turns freely. Richard
  5. grtnev

    Jules Jurgensen Pocket Watch Chronograph; s/n 12663

    I have come across the watch in the attached pictures and although I solely collect American pocket watches and know nothing about European makes, I realize that this is a pretty significant watch, albeit it has a couple of issues. It is a Jules Jurgensen, marked Copenhagen, chronograph /...
  6. grtnev

    Chronograph - I Assume Swiss?

    Great information - thanks
  7. grtnev

    Chronograph - I Assume Swiss?

    Thank you for the information.
  8. grtnev

    Chronograph - I Assume Swiss?

    I collect American Pocket Watches, so I am not in familiar territory with this watch. Any insight into what I have here will be very much appreciated. I assume Swiss, Chronograph/Pocket Watch, ca 1875-1900? Unfortunately, it does not run (wound tight, obviously needs a good COA). Also...
  9. grtnev

    Help with Gold Box Hunter Case Hallmark

    Let me make a correction to my original post - I had received some incorrect information. The movement is not Swiss, but obviously Elgin, s/n 959935. Elgin database identifies it as grade 92, 11j, lever set, from approx. 1881. Following pictures are of the watch, case, and movement.
  10. grtnev

    Help with Gold Box Hunter Case Hallmark

    I've previously posted this on the American pocket watch forum but realize that I should post here as well. Anyone familiar with this trademark? To me it originally looked like a unicorn, but another member has commented that it could possibly be a "sea monster" of some type. I do not have...
  11. grtnev

    Regina watch

    Re: Regina Pocket Watch Welcome RMMH and let me also ad my welcome to the forum as well. I too have a Regina, an 18s, 17 jewel movement private labeled on both the dial and movement with "Watson Brothers Calgary". When I was trying to learn a little about my watch, the following information...
  12. grtnev

    Omega(?) 17j Private Label "Watson Brothers"

    It is a pendant set movement.
  13. grtnev

    Omega(?) 17j Private Label "Watson Brothers"

    Pictured below are the dial and movement from a pocket watch which is, or is close, to an 18s that I believe to be made by Omega? The dial is marked Regina - is this an Omega grade? Also, both the dial and movement are private label marked "Watson Brothers, Calgary". I know that Watson Bros. was...

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