• 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. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Hamilton 992

    Yeah Ben, that's what I'm talking about. I've got a nice trade when you're ready.
  2. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    The great 992B Challenge

    What are the parameters, length of run, accuracy, the whole enchilada? Sounds like fun, I'm doing the same thing with Riverside's right now.
  3. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Hamilton 992

    Just between us, I predict that the first model SR Ben mentions is a sleeper and will eclipse the popular E model.
  4. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Mike Kenley

    I asked Jon about Mike Kenley, and he is not a member of Chapter 149.
  5. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Steampunk - A source for pocket watch, wrist watch and clock parts.

    Is it remotely possible that someone could have so many ladies/small size watches in their possession that it interferes with their quality of life? As a friend often says about his collection, they don't eat much. I don't find it quite so easy to make the leap to more modern, electronic...
  6. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Why do Walthams Mod 83 have a research thread?

    Ben and Steve have done a great job furthering all our interests in American Pocket Watches. I'd add a simple challenge in the same spirit-buy one, and if you don't agree that a proper example of M1883 isn't one of the finest watches ever made you can come back here and explain why. I came to...
  7. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    New Edition of Daniels Watchmaking

    That would make your copy much more valuable. Not that I'm hoping it becomes available during my lifetime.
  8. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Illinois Model 7 pendant in lever set case?

    My 29 will not set pendant style. Might be possible to change/modify the sleeve?
  9. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Collecting Question

    Nothing like that at all, just knock on the door. We'll let you in. Please email Henry Burgell hburgell@satx.rr.com If he doesn't get to the door right away its only because he's working on one of the databases that the rest of Horology relies upon.
  10. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Dueber Champion 14K

    Sorry, but no appraisals are permitted. There are several ways you can go to determine the actual price a buyer might pay. The first is Ebay, look around at what 14K cased watches are bringing. That's the quick and dirty answer to the question. The second, preferable method would be to join...
  11. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    disgusting Scrapper story

    Please, go to Chapter 149 and post the name of this .... person. Please! Or PM me and I'll do it.
  12. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    New Member Illinois question

    That settles it for me.
  13. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    New Member Illinois question

    The interval is about right for urban rail service. I'd wager that the hands were made to suit an individual, not as policy for any rail line. City rail service standards were more relaxed and familiar. Interstate rail systems would've relied on longer intervals to handle baggage, replenish...
  14. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Help Needed (-:

    Looks like a nice Grade 825. Model 1883 has many grades and some are among the most beautiful ever made. These can be enjoyed in a dome or in your pocket. Warning: collecting Model 1883 AWCo can be highly addictive. You should search for posts by Steve M, one of the most knowledgeable '83...
  15. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Hampden Pocket Watch

    You could browse over to Chapter 149 and use the Hampden database. Feel free to look around while you're there. http://www.nawcc-ch149.com/pw_dbresearch.html
  16. Bratdaddy@mac.com


    Lets not forget scrappers. They'll trash a movement for gold train parts.
  17. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Info, Burlington Special

    Hello Charles, Based on the variations of Burlington watches I own, I can tell you that they are satisfying to collect and carry. I agree with Richiec that they can be very accurate timekeepers. They are available in several configurations. Personally, I'm fond of the Getty variant...
  18. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    American Waltham Watch Co. Model 1890

    Please don't confuse money with value. If owning the watch makes YOU happy, and if owning this watch in its best mechanical condition enhances your pride of ownership, then go for it. You've no obligation to follow investor/collectors. Collect what makes you happy. Simple.
  19. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Elgin 571

    Jeff, Treat that set lever with tender, loving care. I think most will agree it's the 571's Achilles Heel. Not that you'll have to use it much on a properly cared for 571. Mike
  20. Bratdaddy@mac.com

    Illinois pocket watch with no Label on Movement

    My first thought was Illinois allowed their craftsmen to show off their artistry without distraction. No shortage of superlatives apply when describing the beauty of this movement. Sublime.
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