• 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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    Hubert-Herr cuckoo bushings

    You Tube is loaded with videos on how to replace bushings.Timesavers is an excellent company to buy supplies.
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    Help G.M.angem Count wheel cuckoo clock problem

    I put the plate in the vise so that there is some clearance around the wheel. I use a small punch and lightly tap the wheel off. Another method ,find a pair of pliers where the teeth fit the gear and twist it off very carefully. I leave the wheel attached easy to clean.
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    Smooth Broaching New Bushings

    I agree with you 100%
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    Help Any way to self-teach clock repair

    Enjoy! Believe me you will get hooked. I am learning how to repair Cuckoos. Fairly complicated. Regula and Schatz are easy. Three weight musical and Cuckoo Quail are fun. Been doing it for a little over a year and still learning!
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    Help Cuckoo Quail Movement Identifcation

    I just got a cuckoo/quail movement. The front plate is stamped G.G. BERGER. There is a stamp in a circle with a leaf and GHS. Also a 72 stamp. I have never seen one like it. The lever that operates the quail whistle is inside the plates. I assume the 72 represents 1972. It is extremely dirty...
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    Cuckoo clock Quail stopping problem

    dperry428 has an excellent video on you tube about a cuckoo quail repair.
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    Help Teeth on a main wheel are flattened

    How do I post photos from my iPhone?
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    Help Teeth on a main wheel are flattened

    Can the teeth be repaired? How can I remove the plate with the teeth?
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    Help Cuckoo Clock Help

    I have a GEBR KUNER QUAIL movement. I would like to know what links per foot chain I need and the proper weight for the weights? Also is there any way to buy a new THREE WEIGHT CUCKOO MOVEMENT? Does any one know if there are any Clock Suppliers who carry them?
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    Seeking short term apprenticeship

    I live about 3 miles from him. I wonder what he could teach me about cuckoos? What did he charge for your training?
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    Help I need help with a Regula 25-79 Cuckoo Clock

    Just like John cuckoos are a pain in the butt. Unlike John I love them. Regulas are easy and simple. Three weight musicals and quails are a different breed of cat. I find them very difficult and frustrating but I love to work on them!
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    Cuckoo Clock Music Box question

    That is a great story!
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    Cuckoo weights

    Is there a source that will give me the proper weight sizes for Regula 25 , 34 ,quail and three weight musical cuckoos?
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    Help Cuckoo weights

    Is there a source that will give me the proper weight sizes for Regula 25 , 34 ,quail and three weight musical cuckoos?
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    Help Cuckoo Quail reassembly

    My main problem is the location of the levers. The wheels etc. are very simple to put in place. I know patience is a factor. I'm sure after assembling ,taking down and reassembling several times I will get it right.
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    Help Cuckoo Quail reassembly

    I am reassembling a cuckoo quail movement. Very complicated! Anyone know of books , videos etc. about quail movements?
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    Help Cuckoo Bellow Tops

    Anyone Know the weight of the 1 day and 8 day slugs in the tops of the bellows?
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    Cuckoo clock dilemma

    The hour hand is tapered and goes on first.The next nut should have a ridge on it that fits inside the hole of the minute hand, then the cup, then the hand nut. Should be tight. Is there a ridge on the nut so the minute hand can fit over it?
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    Three train musical cuckoo

    Do you know if the last four pages in the Clock Repair First Reader are in the First Edition? Or are they in later editions? I have a chance to buy a First edition fairly cheap. Thanks Bob
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    Three train musical cuckoo

    Thanks, Not sure how to post pics.

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