• 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. prideofmatchingham

    Help Needed on Industrial Clock

    Got an Industrial Boiler clock which, time and resources perMitting, would like to have restored. May i request the forum for pictures of the inner workings and mechanism that runs the automaton/governor?
  2. prideofmatchingham

    Definitions of Various Terms Under Perpetual Calendar, Equation of Time, Mean Time: Brocot

    Would like the forum to enlighten me on various aspects of a perpetual calendar clock along with meaning and valculation of equation of time, meaning and calculation of Mean time. I also request the forum to enlighten me on what is meant by NM, FQ, FM, LQ, NM on this clock and calculation. I...
  3. prideofmatchingham

    Inexplicable Marks on Rolex Lugs

    Got what seems like a gold top Rolex 6466 which has what appears to have hallmarks 'ka' and '40' embossed on one side below serial number. Pic attached. Any help on what this might indicate? Thought 40 microns, but then why 'ka'? Import marks? Thanks in advance. PoM
  4. prideofmatchingham

    Reid & Auld Single Fusee Petite Sonnerie?

    Landed myself one of the nth projects, after I couldnt resist the temptation on seeing the name and escapement type and the fact that it is a single fusee but has two hammers too, probably petit sonnerie. Balance seems to he missing, i presume, as it has no place for pendulum. As their...
  5. prideofmatchingham

    $ Jaeger Lecoultre Cal 906 Chronometre Master Mariner

    Can somebody give me a ballpark figure for this Jaeger Lecoultre Master Mariner Ref 24002-42, Cal 906 in steel, with original steel bracelet? This is not a 'Prototype' version but actual sold model. (There are two prototypes on sale on net for about 5 K USD.) Found an article on net saying...
  6. prideofmatchingham

    Clock Single Weight English Regulator & Double Fusee Verge Movement

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  7. prideofmatchingham

    American Automobile Association (AAA) Wristwatch

    Saw a gold cased with gold bracelet unisex wristwatch with a collector with what appeared to be 3 A's inside an oval sign on dial. Googling gave it to be wrist watch by American Automobile Association Inc Company which was registered in 1953 in Washington DC. Wonder if any other collector has...
  8. prideofmatchingham

    Any Picture of This Bracket Clock Hand?

    Was in the process of rescuing this clock. Mostly it is done. However, the missing (broken) tip of the hour hand needed to be brought alive. Searched similar ones online but couldnt succeed, even though I had seen similar ones in the past. May I request the forum to help me with this clock...
  9. prideofmatchingham

    Musical Clock Restoration: How to Cast & Tune The Bells?

    I have posted on related topic but pertaining to this clock only. If Administrators find it against policy or want to merge both, they are requested to do so wherever under whichever forum it gives more suggestions and is more appropriate. I am posting the photos here. The music (to be)...
  10. prideofmatchingham

    Nest of 20 Tuned Bells: Claude Reeve Musical Set?

    I recently purchased a problem at great peril t myself, but only banking on help from this forum! The clock has a nest of 20 tuned bells, all of which are broken! Pinned musical cylinder has pins broken but that is an easy fix. Google tells me that this set is possibly called Claude Reeve (dont...
  11. prideofmatchingham

    S or P or J Phillips Clock?

    Request the forum to decipher this wonderful signature for me. There is no confusion on Phillips. But the 'P' of Phillips is different from the first letter due to upper left and lower curls/flourish. My confusion is further compounded by the fact that there is 1. Samuel PHILLIPS circa...
  12. prideofmatchingham

    $ What clock and what is escapement is this?

    Video can be seen here https://youtu.be/MmC99gRRZAk May I request the forum on the type of this clock, type of its escapement, its possible worth and its maker? Doesnt look like exactly a pinwheel movement to me. Thanks
  13. prideofmatchingham

    Removing Rusted Screw Securing Movement Watch Case

    Request help of fraternity. My watchmaker has been trying, rather unsuccessfully, to remove a stubborn screw from a movement securing it to the case/cabinet of the wrist watch. Some solvent WD40 is being used by him over past 2 months but to no avail. He cant use more quantity of it as it...
  14. prideofmatchingham

    World's Largest Sundial & Architectural Astronomical Instruments: Jantar Mantar

    Members may be interested in reading a bit about world's largest architectural astronomical instruments completed by King Sawai Jai SIngh in 1734 along with largest subdial Jantar Mantar at Jaipur in India. A bit of history is given here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jantar_Mantar,_Jaipur And...
  15. prideofmatchingham

    Cant Access NAWCC Past Bulletin: Any Help?

    Havent been able to access this Bulletin from NAWCC website. Waited for a few days blaming some local glitch but now it seems to be some other problem. I can reach this page but no further...
  16. prideofmatchingham

    Unequal Descent of Weight in Grand Sonnerie Gustav Becker: Help Needed Please.

    Need help of this forum in figuring out the reason and thus rectify this problem which has been confounding my clockmaker for past few days. This Gustav Becker Grand Sonnerie is doing all it is supposed to do but the strike weight descends much faster than the others. No other problems and he...
  17. prideofmatchingham

    Ornate Clock Case For Small English Triple Fusee

    I am looking for help from members here. I want to make a case of an English early McCabe triple fusee. However I have no idea what the original case looked like. Is there any resource where all of McCabe bracket clocks are documented? If not, can members here help me on a design of an...
  18. prideofmatchingham

    English Triple Fusee Spring Replacement:Help Needed on dimensions.

    This is relation to the all the three springs of an 8 day english triple fusee which need replacement. Barrel height for chiming side is 2 inches and for other two, it is quarter to 2 inches. Height/width of spring respectively is 40 mm and 37/38 mm. Should I go with 0.45 mm thickness or 0.5 mm...
  19. prideofmatchingham

    Help on Parts Name & Fusee Clock Parts Needed

    Request the forum to educate me on the name of the brass reflector(?) (or is it bezel??) which is just behind the glass on the edges of the dial?? Where can one get it? Or does it need to be cast each time as per dial? Dial is rectangular with round top (break arch?). Also looking for...
  20. prideofmatchingham

    Universal Aerocompax Help Needed: Dual Time Or Dummy/Demo Time?

    Gave my UG Aerocompax but my watchmaker says that its 'dual time' is not basically dual but 'Demo Time or Dummy Time' as this portion doesnt engage with rest of the mechanism to show dual time. I always thought it was dual time portion not working. He also says that there doesnt seem to be any...

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