• 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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    Should have asked this sooner

    You will not have to find another hub if that one is serviceable Paul, these can be re-attached (so re-use you existing hub) to the balance arm if you are carefully and know the correct procedure you will not damage the balance arm:)
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    Alpina pocket watch, date or movement details etc anyone?

    The winding bridge set-up reminds me of the Alpina Calibre 161, the train wheels were in a bridge set-up from memory but not the same shape as yours, some of these Swiss Company's did some weird & wonderful things. Such as the same Calibre with slightly different bridge designs or a combination...
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    E. Howard & Co. ca. 1880:

    A Fantastic looking Watch and that is a nice piece of info. Also a debatable piece though regarding the Louisville & Nashville R.R Inspectors interpretation, considering what other info is about for other lines and what was actually used on some of them. Once again it just shows how wide of a...
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    Elgin GU ? (great grandad's watch)

    If you have already looked up the details via the serial Jeff,what other info are you chasing besides the "GU" interest?
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    Elgin GU ? (great grandad's watch)

    I think Jeff is referring to the "GU" (if that's what he is talking about, scratched near/above the regulator scale, directly opposite the case screw Rick & Steven (done by hand, so maybe someone doing a repair:???:), definitely not anything to do with the Factory Jeff.
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    Elgin GU ? (great grandad's watch)

    Always good to have clear (in focus) pictures for ID:)
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    A nice early piece Jim:)
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    Very Nice:), thank you.
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    Charles Stark - Private Label - Who made this mvmt?

    Aurora Watch Company, 15 jewel pendant wind & set 5th pinion model, probably a *Grade 68, case marks are correct for coin silver, just be aware that some of these internal threaded dust-proof cases were two layers of coin silver over a substrate. * this grade info complments of "Aurora Watch...
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    With regard to you Mike M., there is a possibility that both these are 13 Jewel watches, with out lifting the dials you will never be a 100% sure as Rockford did some strange things in comparison to other Manufacturer's. Rockford 11 Jewel Gilt plate early Stem-Winder & Key-Winder model watches...
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    Elgin 301 Model 2

    It is Solid, marked also with .585 Fine:)
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    There are a couple of different versions in jeweling of the lower grade early (model 1 & 2's) 9 & 11 Jeweled Rockford watches James; 9 Jewel watches are normally either jeweled on the Pallet fork & Escape wheel or on the 3rd & 4th wheels back plate side only (Plain Jeweling/Bezel Set, both are...
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    Thanks James, I have seen this reported originally as 15 Jewel & 7 jewel on a another site James, it is clearly at least 9 jewels (and should be only 9 going by other observations, but with these you never know most times until you look:)), have you had the dial off this one to check for any...
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    Pvt Label Rockford

    Keep your eyes peeled in time to come Mike, hopefully we will be presenting some new info on the Company (it is along term project), this will also have the possible effect of debunking some of the mis-information that is already out there about this Company and its products. The project will...
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    Pvt Label Rockford

    Just another tidbit on the watch of yours Mike with reference to the Jeweler's name, they seem to have cropped up on various towns, maybe they had a small chain of stores, I am unsure. I have seen 3 different addresses for them during my research into the Rockford Watch Company as they were...
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    Cheers Greg, I'll look forward to it:) It has been a very interesting journey into this Company Darrah and it will be a bit of an eye-opening once I have put everything together:)
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    A lot were Model 1's Darrah, but it was not exclusive to just those, there are some standard Model 2's and also "Model 2's that were converted from Model 1's by the factory (IMO).:)
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    Yes Greg, this jewel grading system though does not appear for long, also even during the time they were using it, it was not used on all their movements.
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    Thanks Greg, a nice pick-up, a15 Jewel and with that lever it will very likely be a male stem in the movement, if you take her apart can you let me know about the stem type if you have a chance:)
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000

    Thanks Jim. Thanks Darrah.

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