• 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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    P.S. Bartlett models #'s and production questions.

    WOW, all the hunting I've done for the Bartlett's and I haven't seen a dial like that before, nice find!
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    Hamilton military watches w/cases and some questions

    You guys are killin me with these prices! haha. I'm 34 and only been collecting for about 9-10 years, I'd give anything to find these items at the prices you are talking about.
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    P.S. Bartlett models #'s and production questions.

    Wanted up to update this with some new additions I've picked up over the last few weeks. I found a Model 1874-10, in pretty good shape but missing the second hand and, of course, the case. This one is a Model 1907 0s. Again, no case, but everything is there (dust shield even) and it runs, so...
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    Unusual Rose Turned Elgin

    The level of detail is absolutely amazing! More pictures please! :D
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    $ Howard Pocket Watch - Inquiry re: Provenence

    Do you mean information on the previous owner of the watch or the watch itself? For the previous owner info, I'd love to help out, if you could provide some more info about them. As for the watch this would be a great start. Pocket Watch Database: Information for American Pocket Watches
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    Earliest Numbered American Watch Co.

    If you add all 3 serial number together, it's lower than my earliest Waltham :( haha. Great collection, thanks for posting!
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    If you could back in time, what watch would you buy?

    Too easy of a question. Any early watch from the 15 or 1600's, cause if I didn't' like it then I could sell it for several others :P haha. On a serious note, I'm content with my cases for the moment. For movements, my top ones would be one of the few Waltham repeaters out there, more hamilton...
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    Favorite hand sets

    I just came across this while searching for something else. Figured it might be helpful here.
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    New York Watch Co.

    Dang, somehow I missed this thread when it was new. I'd like to add mine in here. S/N 49402. The case is missing the crystal and the movement is missing parts. Maybe I'll have it repaired one day just cause of how few of these were made in the first place. I was hoping the crown would...
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    Hamilton military watches w/cases and some questions

    Another update, this time on the canister. Finally worked on it today and saw a detail I had missed previously. In an earlier post I had said that one of the springs was installed incorrectly and fed through only one hole of the screw. Well, this was only partially correct. Yes, it was only...
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    Otto Frei’s building listed for sale

    Nice! Glad to see other local people on here. Hopefully while out here you stay away from the antique shops in Niles haha, kidding! Thank you for the heads up on Frei's current business operation before I made the trip out there.
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    Otto Frei’s building listed for sale

    I live in Fremont, about 20min away from them but have never gone by there. Looks like i need to soon.
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    Hamilton military watches w/cases and some questions

    WOW! So much information from everyone. I can't thank you all enough for the help, knowledge and personal stories passed along in this thread. I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye out for a sextant at some point. Also, I believe a found a picture of the plate that was originally on my...
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    Look up where a Navigation watch was during WWII?

    Goodness I love those military BW Raymonds. To the OP, here's another thread I started a bit back on a couple of military watches I have and other members were able to help me find when they had been produced and to what customer number they were sold to. May be of interest to you...
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    Waltham Chronograph Identification

    This post was from my PS Bartlett thread, but it does give some information on the "q" in the model name that I had previously not known.
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    Waltham Chronograph Identification

    Welcome to the site Ray! I'm looking forward to some more info on these ones as well. I have an 1874 Riverside chronograph and the different models have confused me too, even with all the threads on here about them. The Riverside was the oddity (to me, at least) with the second timer on the back...
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    Earliest Numbered American Watch Co.

    My earliest Waltham is #58059
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    Aurora key wind

    Beautiful watch you got the Rick! The case looks massive, would you happen to know its weight?
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Here's a link on here that should be a good starting point for you. https://mb.nawcc.org/wiki/American-Watch-Case-Co
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    I was able to add another one to my collections of PS Bartletts this last week. This would be a model 1874-10. Unfortunately, it's like all of my 10s movements and there is no case for it. The pillars on these were beautiful as well
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