• 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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    Jefferson Golden Hour Hand Question

    I just recently rebuilt a Jefferson Golden Hour. Mine is date stamped 1958. I noticed that the hole in the glass for the hand arbor is much larger than the arbor. What should be in there to center the assembly? im thinking later clocks had smaller holes, since the parts TimeSavers carry are...
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    Explanation of IBM Three Wire Correction System.

    These scans are via Jim Lane. Here is an explanation of the IBM Three Wire Correction System.
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    IBM Master Clock Pendulum Crutch Adjustment

    IBM master with an invar pendulum. Should the crutch be adjusted tight against the pendulum rod so there is no lost motion, or leave it as is, which is probably the way its always been with a little lost motion between the crutch and the rod.
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    Telechron movment

    is it possible to get a movment apart that was staked together? and can it be reassembled?
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    Watch repair recomendations northern IL area

    Would anyone have any repair shop recomendations in the North Shore area of Chicago? Have a pocket watch and it needs a new crystal. thanks tony
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    Simplex 604-9 Clock Booster

    Can someone post a schematic of the Simplex 604-9 clock booster if they have one. Thanks. tony
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    IBM Slave Clocks With Donut Movements

    Would anyone happen to have copies of any service information on the IBM donut movements thhey can post? Thanks. Tony
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    IBM Source for Simplex clock parts

    Does anyone have the spring retainers for the glass on the simplex metal cased clocks? American Time and signal doesnt have them. And i coukd use a couple sets of hands for ibm/simplex impulse movements. The 1950s style hands. Id like 2 to 4 retainers if possible and at least 2 pairs of hands...
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    Adjusting 2 second contact IBM model 25

    When adjuating the two second contact, the arm that is under the plunger has an upturned part. One side is taller than the other. Is there a correct end which should be closer to the contact? Or is it only to get the height from when the contact is closed and the plunger is raised. It would...
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    Oiling IBM master clock movemnts on woodcase masters

    Something has always puzzled me. Why do these movements have the oil sinks on the inside of the plate? Aren't oil sinks supposed to be on the outside of the plates?
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    Seek IBM 6148 relay

    Seeking a IBM 6148 24v relay as used in the master clocks, like the model 15. Thanks. Tony
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    Hanging master clocks in plaster walls

    I have a IBM Master Clock 25. So its big, bulky and heavy. Seems that wherever I want to hang it, there is no stud in that location. What is your method to hang these heavy clocks in a plaster wall? Tony
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    IBM 91-6 Master Question

    I was wondering if the IBM/Simplex guys could find out what type of clocks the 91-6 master controlled? Thanks. Tony
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    Poll. For owners of ITR/IBM master clocks.

    I am conducting a poll. i would like to see how many owners of ITR and IBM master clocks that use the copper oxide rectifier have a coiled spring used as one of the leads on the AC input side. Lets list the ones that do, also with Brand, Model and Serail. That way we can date them also...
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    IBm 806 Program Device

    I was wondering if anyone may have service and set-up instructions for this programmer. Or at least can someone explain how it works and how to set it up. The little day drum with the 6 and 12 marks are throwing me off. I assume the 6 may be for am and the 12 for pm?
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    IBM Clock Hall of Shame

    here is a picture of the copper oxide rectifier from my clock. At the lower left you can see there is a coil spring taking the place of one wire. Now, I assume this is wrong, but have to ask if this was uses as a fuse in any way.
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    Did IBm/Simplex make advertising clocks?

    After seeing a few advertising IBM and Simplex clocks, I;ve been wondering if they made them, or if some one is being creative, and passing them off as original. Any ideas?
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    Do slaes records for IBM clocks still exist?

    I was wondering if sales records still exist for IBM clocks? I picked up a double dial IBM form 1939. The location isn't filled out in the tag, but the order # is there. Just wondering if I could figure out where the clock was installed, or at least, who ordered it. Curious to where it was.
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    Cleaning/repainting dials

    Who repaints dials? This is from an electric clock made in the 1930's. Simple damp cloth started to disolve the paint. Wonder what kind of paint was used. Which brings up another point. how to you clean very dirty dials without fear of taking off paint? Sometimes I think there is nothing that...
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    IBM/Simplex. The Dreaded A/B Short

    Ok, you CE's. What was so dreaded about the AB short? What exactly happened to the slave clocks when there was a AB short? Did they stop, loose time? Just wanted to know. I read somew your stories about trying to locate the short in miles of wiring. Tony

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