• 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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    Elgin Grade 341 Question

    Was the Elgin Grade 341, 17j., size 16s, HC the only HC model in this size (also marked BWR) that was lever set? I see many three finger bridge, HC size, 16s examples that are pendant set. Totally unrelated, In Gilberts watch price guide there is a vague reference to a Elgin size 18s, 23j...
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    Columbus Dials

    Does anybody know if Columbus Time King 21J., movement dials were interchangeable between the OF and HC like the Waltham m92 movements? Similarly what parts were shared between the Columbus Time King 21 j., size 18s OF and HC? Thanks. Robert
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    Aurora Higher Grades

    Okay, worked that time. Thanks Rick.
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    Aurora Higher Grades

    Ill try one at a time. Sorry
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    Aurora Higher Grades

    Hope this worked. Thanks.
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    Aurora Higher Grades

    Does anyone have guidelines on the procedure to post photos. Its been to long. Thanks.
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    Aurora Higher Grades

    my Aurora Grade 10s are serial numbers 100166 and 100293. Both are the El Dorado pattern.
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    Aurora Higher Grades

    I've got the first of the pics done, just got to figure out how to post them. My latest Grade 8 flower and wheel variant is a private label one that is close and sentimental to my heart from a jeweler originally located in Newark.Ohio. My family vacationed in that area during the mid 1980s...
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    Aurora Higher Grades

    I only just came by my latest high Grade 8 wheel and flower damaskeening pattern Aurora recently. The only damaskeening pattern that I'm seeking now is what I call the Aurora Grade 8 checkerboard and bar pattern and if I find an example I'll be done. This particular one seems somewhat difficult...
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    Pocket Watch Movement Restoration Question

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    Pocket Watch Movement Restoration Question

    Hello, I turn to those more experienced then I once more. From time to time in the NAWCC publications I see articles regarding pocket watch restoration projects. Regarding such I have a question on techniques with the polishing of screw down gold jewel settings from higher grade movements. I...
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    Pocket Watch Case Repair Recommendations

    Thanks to Dewey for your input.
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    Pocket Watch Case Repair Recommendations

    As always thanks to both Dave and Richie.
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    Pocket Watch Case Repair Recommendations

    Can anyone recommend a reputable company that is competent at pocket watch case repair? I have a nice multi-color case that is in need of some TLC. Thanks. Robert
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    The Latest Aquisitions - Aurora Grade 10 and Waltham Crescent Street

    I need to seriously proof read before posting. Have come by a couple of better sets of winding wheels so the Crescent Street will be restored and preserved. Vanguards will have to look elsewhere for parts.
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    The Latest Aquisitions - Aurora Grade 10 and Waltham Crescent Street

    Greg, I consider that I got it at a decent enough price. I have 2 grade 10 hunters one of which I got for $900 the other my first one which I bought years ago was considerably cost wise. I keep satelling myself no more Auroras as I have quite a number of Grade 8 and 10 now. I'm still seeking a...
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    The Latest Aquisitions - Aurora Grade 10 and Waltham Crescent Street

    Just aquired a 18s HC Waltham 21j Crescent St. movement serial number 12042232,which I had originally intended to use for parts. I am having second thoughts. Runs good and with the exception of the winding wheels having some spotting looks pretty good too. Second is my first OF Aurora Grade 10...
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    21j. Vanguard Assembly Pallet Problem

    I've got a question for Jerry regarding that jig Waltham made up for the size 18s M92 movement. Were the pegs/pins held in their positions permanently in the jig? Or did they slide along the shoulder ring up against the plate and held there more or less by a friction fit? I am looking for a wood...
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    Elgin Grade 156 - Difference w/ Lord Elgin?

    Out of the Bank. My Elgin Grade 156. Hope it came through.
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    21j. Vanguard Assembly Pallet Problem

    Jerry, thanks for the input. I'm going to try and find one of those M92 movement jigs. If not successful I'll try the size 16 movement holder or to work up some dimensions and try and machine a jig copy myself. So there seems to be a consensus that the way to assemble the M92 movement would be a...
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