• 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. luvsthetick

    Anyone know who made this case?

    This is a 16 size case. Would like to find out who made it.
  2. luvsthetick

    Please help identify the maker of this Swiss movement.

    My collection is mainly American and know little about Swiss made movements. I have a fascination with private label watches and could not pass up this Swiss movement and dial marked for the Philadelphia Watch Case Co. housed in a Philadelphia Watch Case Co. case. The movement is clearly marked...
  3. luvsthetick

    American Sterling Silver Cases. Please show yours.

    After winning this case I was really amazed there were only two other bids (could have been the 7 jewel non-running movement in it). While there are a few sterling cases shown in this thread (Post some of your Coin silver pocket watch cases), I started a thread to highlight American Sterling...
  4. luvsthetick

    I got a bargain, a $35.00 price tag circa 1920 would cost $475.00 today

    If it fits in my pocket, keeps time and was made in the USA...……….I like it. Just filled a void in my collection. After finding this open face 19 jewel Trenton in its original box a few years ago I have been in search of the hunter cased model. According to the fat book, the hunter cased...
  5. luvsthetick

    As 2019 comes to a close.........

    I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
  6. luvsthetick

    A bit of luck and my new model 1 and 2 Hampdens

    Recently while looking for something in material I have stored I found a key wind case I don't remember getting or knew I had. Can't imagine why I would have packed it with other material. After the case discovery I started looking for a movement to take up residence. Last weekend I spotted...
  7. luvsthetick

    This note (Elgin MCs say a few were 14s) in Wayne's database is true

    Interesting Elgin convertible grade 47 (show and tell) I started this thread 9/14 after making an interesting discovery. It was quite amazing how loose this movement was in a 16s case. Measuring the movement showed it was indeed a 14s. Thus I knew I needed to find a 14s case that was deep...
  8. luvsthetick

    Interesting Elgin convertible grade 47 (show and tell)

    The following notation can be found in Wayne Schlitt"s Elgin database for a grade 47 convertible movement. (*) notes on grade 47: CVT # Elgin MCs say a few were 14s I recently found this grade 47 Elgin convertible as a movement only. Cases that a convertible movement will fit in...
  9. luvsthetick


    Finally I have a Latour movement. Here is why I wanted one. Approximately 9 years ago I found a ladies size watch case with a patent stamp on the rear inner lid (cuvette). In doing research I learned the patent was granted to William W. Stewart in 1874. The patent is described in the...
  10. luvsthetick

    Case patent??

    I guess case makers had a valid reason for not having identifying marks on the inside of the lids where we usually find the case serial numbers. Not knowing who made it does not stop me from buying a complete case, but always wonder about its ranking among that makers' cases. I recently...
  11. luvsthetick

    Elgin Serial # Curiosity

    I have a 16 size Elgin movement that has matching serial numbers on all of its parts with the exception of the pillar plate. Curiously on the pillar plate the serial number is preceded by a letter followed by all the digits of the movement's serial number. I did a search here and found nothing...
  12. luvsthetick

    Muckle Case Questions

    I have a low serial number Muckle case ( #16746 3rd lowest in Greg F. last recorded serial number list found in this thread Muckle Case data). Greg has also shown an ad for the Climax Watch Case made by the North-Western Watch Case Co. Observe at the bottom of the ad cases are made in gold and...
  13. luvsthetick

    A. W. Co. cases (swing ring)

    When I got my A. W. Co. swing ring case with its screw top I did research on the patent date (4/22/1879) to find a very detailed description of the case. The patent was issued to Ezra C. Fitch. Here are a couple pictures of my A. W. Co. case with its screw down crown. This case is for a lever...
  14. luvsthetick

    Case maker's name?

    I recently picked up this watch that is housed in a case that I have not been successful in determining the name of the company having this mark. Any help would be appreciated.
  15. luvsthetick

    Case Gold Question

    I recently found this case at a yard sale. It is Brooklyn Watch Case Co. case with the eagle marking. Encyclopedia on this site indicates the eagle marking is for 8K. I had the case tested with an electronic tester (AuRACLE AGT-1) and it tested at 11k. Why the difference is gold content? Am...
  16. luvsthetick

    Case trademark

    Does anyone recognize this trademark? Is the W for Wadsworth? Thanks.
  17. luvsthetick

    Minneapolis Watch Co.

    I received an email recently from Jones & Horan concerning a sale in their online store. Sale because store will be closed while they redo their website. I clicked the link and found something I wanted, a Waltham 18s movement display holder for one of their display boxes. I made the purchase...
  18. luvsthetick

    Coin silver case maker?

    Just received a watch housed in a coin silver hunting case. Prior to purchase and from the seller's pictures I assumed this case was made by the Star Watch Case Co., now I am not as positive. According to the encyclopedia at this site the Star Co. did use the outline of a star as a trademark and...
  19. luvsthetick

    Anyone recognize this trademark?

    I am always on the lookout for American size complete hunting cases. Due to poor seller pictures I was able to purchase a wonderful condition case but have not been able to find any information as to who made it. I am hoping someone recognizes the trademark.
  20. luvsthetick

    Keystone Celluloid Dials & Keystone hands

    I bought a non-running watch for its hunter case and set of Keystone hands. While in the process of removing the movement from the case I realized the dial has a wood grain pattern. I have a couple of these celluloid dials and have seen several pictures of them, but never noticed one with a wood...
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