• 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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    Does Someone Recognize this Case Maker???

    Does anyone happen to recognize this case maker from not long before the start or around the end of the American Civil War, "W. P. & Co."?
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    Production Numbers of Waltham Model 1860 (KW16) with Vibrating Hairspring

    Does someone happen to know what the total production of the Waltham Model 1860 with vibrating hairspring was?
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    Other Wanted Rockford Watch Company Handbook 2006 by John Fogarty, also a Cheshire Watch Co Watch/Movement

    Looking to buy a Cheshire Watch Co Movement or complete watch, must be the later type with sub-dial and stem attached, these start to occur at the 74,000 serial range and above. If you have one and are interested in parting with it let me know, thank you:)
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    Alabata Cases

    The Alabata cases that Waltham advertised, were they all of this material or was only the inner curvette marked? All the ones I have seen were of Coin or Sterling silver with only the curvette marked with "Alabata"?
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    Helbros Wrist Watch, Approximately What Year Produced???

    Have a Helbros 17 Jewel Self-winding wrist watch marked with Caliber #214 on the rotor, also has the import code HXW or MXH depending which way you read it on the balance cock. Also I think these used the AS 1320 Caliber, just wondering what year this would have been made? There are no other...
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    Webb C. Ball Watch Adjustment Specifications

    I do not think I have ever seen anything such as period documentation relating to what adjustment specs Ball used on the watches he procured from different manufacturer's. Is there such documentation that has been found or has it just been taken on face value by Collector's over the years that...
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    Aurora Watch Co Grade 4 OF Jewel Count????

    Just wondering if someone knows if the Aurora Watch Company made any watches with 13 Jewels, most of theirs in the 18 sizes were 7,11, 15. I have one of theirs with 13 Jewels that falls in a run of Grade 4's. To my knowledge the Grade 4's were only 11 Jewel watches. So is it possible that this...
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    Just chasing earlier Rockford Watch Company serial numbers between 1-255,000 range for research purposes. These serial ranges are absolutely all over the place and most of the contemporary writings/research are a long way out in some instances (as some of you have already deduced). We have a lot...
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    At What Stage did the Factory put the Signatures and Serials on?

    Would anyone be able to shed some light on when the American Watch Manufacturers put the serial number and wording on the movement, before or after the damaskeening process, thank you? Erin
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    Can Someone ID this Manufactures Mark

    Would someone know who's mark this is?
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    Serial Numbers for 18 Size Rockford 3/4 Plate Model 5's

    Hi All, Doing some research on the Model 5 Rockford's as mentioned above in title, needing a lot more serial numbers and observations as they seem to be all over the place characteristics wise during their production. If possible and if you would like to contribute we need serial number, plate...
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    Waltham Travel Clock

    Could someone shed any light on a Waltham Travel Clock that Dad has, it is in a fold down leather case, serial number on the watch is 93146, it has no other numbers or letter prefix and all the plates have that number on. 16 Size Nickel Plate 7 jewel, looks like a Equity grade. Did the Equity...
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    Jewelers Circular & Horological Review - needed

    Would someone have copies of the Jewelers Circular and Horological Review from May 1903 to the end of December 1903, thanks in advance? Erin
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    Case Info Needed??????

    Does someone know of a Jeweler/Watchmaker/Case-makers named Fix & Connor that might of been around in the early to late 1870's approximately? I have a case with their name and with what appears to be an Eagle with a Shield in it's claws, curvette of the case is also engraved with their name as...
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    Movement Maker Indentification Please???

    Does someone recognizes this under dial movement makers mark at all, the watch is a Swiss lever, pin set movement imported by Saunders Jewelers, Sydney into Australia around the turn of the 20th Century.
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    Correct dial for a 1922-23 production Hamilton 16s

    Would someone be able to enlighten me on whether a #519 or #577-A dial be correct for a Grade 952 from 1922-23 production? Picture of the dial is attached, thank you in advance.
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    Waltham 1860 (KW16)

    Would someone be able to confirm if the Model 1860 is a 16200 beat Slow train without having to strip it to count the wheel teeth and pinions leaves, thanks in advance?
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    "Keystone Watch Case Company" Key Wind Watch

    Can someone enlighten me on the origins of the "Keystone Watch Case Company", was this a similar line to the "Illinois Watch Case Company", who contracted watches from various Watch Manufacturers to sell in their own cases for export?
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    Waltham 14s Chronograph Model 1874 Jeweling

    Can anyone enlighten me on the jeweling configuration of these watches, is there any other jeweling besides the 11-13 or 15 Jewel models that has been seen?
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    New York Chronograph Watch Co Production

    Would anyone be keeping production figures for the New York Chronograph Watch Company Production, and does someone know what time frame that they started to use the "US Watch Co of Waltham" material? I remember reading an article about the Company and it had stated somewhere around 1896, but...
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