• 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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    Haller Quartz "400 day" desk clock

    Thanks to both of you for your answers. Since nothing happens with the suggestions made, I think this clock needs a priest to give it the last rites. Not a bad looking clock and too bad it has but one life 😞 Al Stevenson
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    Haller Quartz "400 day" desk clock

    I have in for repair a desk clock made by Haller, with quartz movement, that is currently dead in the water (even with new battery). Im hoping someone has a new or slightly used movement to replace the one in this case, since Ive had no luck in finding one from any other source (clock supply...
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    American American Clock Co wiring diagram

    I have in for repair an American Clock Co. wall clock with the "stick" movement (B3740) that has had some amateur "repairs" to all the wiring. I have looked at Goodrich's The Modern Clock section on this clock but there are no in-depth wiring diagrams for the coils. I've attached 3 pics of...
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    Hampden Pocket Watch

    I am looking for an hour hand or pair of proper hands (such as whip and spade) for a Hampden 23j No. 104, OF, LS. If the hands from a Wm McKinley or other Hampden model will work, please let me know. Many thanks. Al Stevenson
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    Clock parts wanted Obsolete older posts II

    Need mainspring Help! I need a new or new-old stock loop end mainspring for a Sessions two train Westminster chime movement. The spring that I need measures 3/4" wide, by .020" thick, by 96" long. The clock supply houses no longer offer this spring. I'm hoping that someone has one in their...
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    A few questions about clock makers.

    I'm trying to find some information for a fellow NAWCC member about a banjo type clock with a name of Robert Foster on the dial. There is a person by that name listed as a clock or watch maker in the UK, but I suspect that this clock is American made, and may be a one-of-a-kind custom made case...
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    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Re: Wanted: Seth Thomas pocket watch dial. Hello. Thanks for the reply. Yes, I'd be interested in the dial. Would you mind running the dial thru the ultrasonic to see if the seconds dial would clean up to match the rest of the dial. Please let me know thru my regular email...
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    Obselete Watch Parts Wanted

    Wanted: Seth Thomas pocket watch dial. Does anyone have a very good to excellent Seth Thomas pocket watch dial, Arabic numbers, to fit a model 5 size 18 movement No. 248 for sale? A non- working loose movement or watch with a good dial? Please reply with condition and price. Thanks. Al...
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    Ansonia "LENSET" electric clock.

    Don. I think I've seen one other similar to this one on ebay a year or so back. Wonder if someone wasn't playing on Ansonia's name after they quit making clocks. Al
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    Need Ansonia going train parts.

    For whatever reason, my attempts at uploading a couple of pics just freezes my computer. Anyway, the present minute shaft length is 2 5/8" from top of back plate to tip of minute square. From top of front plate to tip of minute square is 1 1/8". Maybe this will help you some. Thanks for...
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    Ansonia "LENSET" electric clock.

    I'm sure someone in here has seen one of the Ansonia "Lenset" electric clocks, altho they seem to be scarce. The movement of the one I have is mounted into a green marble case, sitting on a rectangular marble base. The movement has a capsule motor with no markings anywhere, and the only...
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    Need Ansonia going train parts.

    I have an early Ansonia mantle movement that needs a longer minute shaft and going train to match. The movement is of the pre-1881 style with squared-off corners (not the arch-plate design). The minute shaft needed should be about 3 1/2" long from the top of the back plate to the end of the...
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    Help! New escape wheel for ST

    I have in for repair a ST 'Santa Fe' with the 1875 patent lyre 8 day spring movement that someone replaced the original escape wheel with a new one (presumably made in India) that is out of round and the clock stops periodically. It has been cleaned, rebushed, etc, and everything looks ok...
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    Question about Schatz 'ELEXACTA' swing clock

    Hopefully this one will show up of the movement. Al
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    Question about Schatz 'ELEXACTA' swing clock

    I tried to post a couple of pics, but my 'puter just decided to squat and do nothing. So, in that absence, Ill try to answer the several questions that were posted in reply to my initial query. This movement appears to be the "klapmagnet" type, with secondary small pendulum that is attached to...
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    Question about Schatz 'ELEXACTA' swing clock

    I have a Schatz 'Elexacta' wall swing clock in for repair. In the past, it has worked properly, with a wide arc swing, and kept time. When the owner replaced the battery (D size), it quit. After some trial and error, it was found that when the clock was made, probably in the late '60's, the D...
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    Sessions electric motor needed for Mastercrafters clock.

    I am restoring a Mastercrafters electric swinging doll clock and need a new old stock or rebuilt Sessions motor to fit the movement. This motor is the one with three mounting lugs on the face of the motor itself. If you don't have one of these motors, do you know of anyone that does, or where I...
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    Obsolete clock parts wanted

    Re: Nutone Finial and Forestville Spandrel Wanted I am in need of a complete movement for a MASTERCRAFTERS clock with the double swinging dolls. If you have a good used working movement, or a new-old-stock movement, please advise with price. I do not need the attachment that fits below the...
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    Need mainsprings for 30 hr. Brewster & Ingraham movement

    Thanks to all who replied to my question. To answer in part, the movement had two mainsprings when it arrived for repair, and each spring measured 3/8" x .018" thick, which way overpowers this movement. The governor or fan was soldered to its shaft, and a big gob of solder put on each end of...
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    Need mainsprings for 30 hr. Brewster & Ingraham movement

    Originally I think this movement had brass springs, but they've been replaced with steel ones, that cause the strike to run so fast its impossible to count and the train will not lock up when the count hook finds a deep slot, even with a tension spring applied. My question is what size steel...
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