• 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. Pete Cronos

    For Sale ads now allowed?????

    Please explain the difference in allowing us to place ads (paid ads) in the Mart but not on the MB.
  2. Pete Cronos

    2021 NATIONAL CONVENTION

    When will we know IF the 2021 National Convention will go as scheduled? It is scheduled for 6 months from today and some people need as much advance notice to make plans as possible. I know this depends on Covid results but when will a decision be made?
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    Quick Change or Piston Tool Posts for WW lathes

    I recently purchased a very nice QCTP with several holders for my Sherline lathe. It will not work on my Levin 10MM lathe since the cutter bit sets above center on the Levin. I do not think that it can be modified any to get the cutting bit low enough to work. I sure wish it would. As stated...
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    I recently picked up a Levin Offset Head # 0662-03. I did find it listed in one of their catalogs under contact lens tooling. It is listed as having a male #2 B&S taper. I am looking for tooling such as a drill chuck, and other items that have a female #2 B&S Taper.
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    What is the fee for tables and registration at the Door on Friday?
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    Watch and clock traveling workshop program

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  8. Pete Cronos

    F200 - Fundamental Skills for Lathe & Clock Repair Course Part I Grapevine Texas

    This Traveling Workshop class will be Oct 20-23, 2017 in Grapevine, TX. Just a short distance from the Dallas Fort Worth area. The material in this course is a basic skill set that is continued in FSW F201. This four-day basic course prepares the student for fundamental Lathe operation and clock...
  9. Pete Cronos

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    How can I edit or delete this post? The info is not correct. It is not a Lathe class but the prep for the lathe class.
  10. Pete Cronos

    ATMOS CLOCK REPAIR CLASS Oct 2-4, 2017 Tampa FL.

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  11. Pete Cronos

    LATHE CLASS to be held in Grapevine TX Oct 20-23, 2017 Enroll Now

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  12. Pete Cronos

    Classes to be offered at the 2018 NATIONAL Survey

    I am asking for members to suggest what classes that they would most likely attend it they were offered at the 2018 National in July 2018? The classes will be held in Columbia, PA. in the NAWCC classrooms. I hope to offer 3 or 4 classes. Once I receive some input we will see which classes have...
  13. Pete Cronos

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    Also look at the escape wheel and see if there is a difference and start counting gear teeth. I believe that you will find a difference there.
  14. Pete Cronos

    Ball watch info search

    Thanks Guys I will look at these. Hope to see some of you if not all at the National
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    Ball watch info search

    Besides the annual price guide are there any printed material on Ball pocket watches? Looking for more details on the different grades of watches that were manufactured for Ball by Hamilton at this time but would like info on all brands and grades. Thanks
  16. Pete Cronos

    Hamilton Watch identification

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  18. Pete Cronos

    Staffing and Jeweling Class Opinions

    Looking for anyone that has taken the Staffing and Jeweling WS-410 class at NAWCC. Info on your opinion of this class and suggestions if someone should take the class. How deep does it go into staffing and jewel work and are there other resources for the same info? THANKS
  19. Pete Cronos

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  20. Pete Cronos

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