• 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. Salsagev

    A New Herschede Model 10 Project

    Very nice! It’s serial number is 14718 so the year is 1923? Another concern is the missing dog tag in the back. But I’m sure these sound very nice due to the chain lift hammers.
  2. Salsagev

    help ID black mantel clock

    You are welcome! That I don’t know. But after researching a bit, the 5 might be the pendulum length. This May or may not be a good clock to practice on but I haven’t done Ansonia before. Good luck on the repairs!
  3. Salsagev

    help ID black mantel clock

    It is the “Rugby” model and it is under Enameled Iron Cases of Tran’s book. Your model feature additions include a porcelain dial which was listed for $8.65. 1904 is the production date. The valuation guide said it was $250 back in 2004 but based on the current market, I would say no more than $100.
  4. Salsagev

    Thrift Store Find

    Yes, it’s a demonic solution. It’s not only missing glass but missing the entire door and hinge broken in half.
  5. Salsagev

    Thrift Store Find

    A very good rule. They are very hard to replace and you’ll end up spending lots. Also buy no clock with hot glue.
  6. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    Ok, I understand. Yes it is! Ah, I see. I agree these have very nice cases. These have more carvings than Vedette.
  7. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    Oh no, I'm sorry that happened. Interesting history. Were they forced out due to war? What makes the movement "typical"? I don't know if Latin America had these. I don't know why most people would not care about acoustics in these clocks.
  8. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    Search "fontenoy clock" Here you can see the major differences in sold prices. Yes, I meant over a long time. (I better start a new thread on clock trends to prevent misinformation). Collecting based on my interests and trying to somehow spread information on clocks, however, I do need to...
  9. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    I you as a buyer would likely find one here as I found multiple in California or large cities. The sellers were either immigrants from other countries or a collector. I doubt much people in the states would like or want these clocks. Of course, this is just based on personal experiences and I...
  10. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    The only place you are going to find these clocks in the states are in California or some other places with mixed cultures. Why should it be like that when it's rare? Rarity doesn't imply value, however, value does not imply rarity (Zaandam allusion again). Is it because people don't know about...
  11. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    I see. I also see uniqueness in terms of craftsmanship and all the extra features. A silence lever and a pendulum holder. $100 worths of intricate carving work (it must of took quite a long time to replicate all the carvings even if it was from a template). I've only seen one or two up in...
  12. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    I'm always thinking these would have a decent value to the, including enjoyment, because they have unique tunes and great sounding chimes. One thing I do not understand is how are these worth peanuts but collectors would pay an upward of $150 for clocks common as dirt such as a Zaandam clock:???:.
  13. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    Thanks for the response! Does this model have 9 hammers instead of 8 to play a “Fontenoy” chime?
  14. Salsagev

    $ French Fontenoy wall clock value

    Thought it would be interesting to hear a response to this thread. Thanks.
  15. Salsagev

    Thrift Store Find

    Looks like a Japanese take on an Ansonia clock. I can’t advice you on this movement type but others can. Enjoy!
  16. Salsagev

    She’s pretty and she works great but is she old or valuable?

    Not this particular mantle clock. Crazy clock:
  17. Salsagev

    She’s pretty and she works great but is she old or valuable?

    16 gong rods and a gong Westminster chime floor clock is very rare. Ah, I see.
  18. Salsagev

    She’s pretty and she works great but is she old or valuable?

    Value is about $300. Made in the first half of 1942.
  19. Salsagev

    Thrift Store Find

    Much better deal but looks like Asian reproduction. Probably Japanese.
  20. Salsagev

    Thrift Store Find

    I might let the shop know it’s a marriage and they might come down on the price. Edit: just saw the thread update. Yes it’s a good idea to pass IMO.
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