• 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. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi Tom.. How do I get a moderator to move this to clock repair? Thanks Thom
  2. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Thanks Tom.. noted.. I just jumped in where I saw the opportunity..
  3. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Thanks Carl.. I'm going to look for steps to disassemble the rest.. any resource would be appreciated. T
  4. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    HI Tom, No I didn't run it with the pendulum on .. I will try as you suggest before i take it apart further to clean. There seem to be a wide range of preference on cleaning solutions .. also oiL? where and what kind.. I'm in Southern Italy and I've not found many resources for this here.. way...
  5. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi Tom, I have removed the hour wheel and the intermediate ( I think) gear. How do I test and what am I actually testing?
  6. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi Tom, OK.. I actually got it on beat and running for about three hours . It seems that at some point there isn't enough power to run the chime and the clock so it stops. I'm taking it apart.. reading many posts on the message board.. a few that concern me greatly regard cleaning and...
  7. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi Tom.. OK.. how hard can it be... where would I find directions and what do I look for? T
  8. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    I can't get it in beat.. Thank you for the article.. the escape wheel doesn't advance unless I pull slightly on the weight ( 155 oz). Is there something else I need to adjust ? It was running at one point before I took the hands off ( to adjust - they were loose) and in doing that I caused the...
  9. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Thanks Tom. I'm gonna run this through today.. I have noticed that if I increase the weight the cogs engage and the clock runs. My weights are likely not original they weigh -155oz each. Thom
  10. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Thanks both. I managed to remove the face - no damage to the tabs AND get the gears in sync.. ran for a bit then stopped- I noticed that the top cog isn't getting enough pressure to engage - see photo if it uploads. any suggestions? Thanks - excited to get this puppy running and ringing.
  11. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    I was thinking that might be the way to go except the hand pipe ( square shaft?) just spins freely while the pendulum sounds like its rubbing somewhere. Oh and pardon me .. thank you for the reponse.. I'm going to try this.
  12. Bucksctytt

    Post Your Comtoise (Morbier/Morez) Clocks Here

    Hi - New hobby here - that is repairing a clock.. I purchased this Comtoise on EBAy and I seemed to have done something to the mechanism while trying tpo tighten the hands. I followed a brilliant lead about the square shaft but I may have been overly aggressive . Any suggestions? At this point...

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