• 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. JimmyOz

    German Winding Arbor Offset

    I have repaired a few of this type of movement, 3 of which were GB's on all 3 there was an issue with the secondary wheel. One had worn the pivot hole so much the spring let go. The other two had teeth missing that had sheared off when the spring let go, in the GB's they are made of steel. I...
  2. JimmyOz

    Horological Best Practices

    Of course they do ... if not there wigs could blow off as they would have no hands left. Op's sorry to the OP getting off subject :offtopic:
  3. JimmyOz

    Horological Best Practices

    I agree with the "filed to length" (the sharp end where cut), however if I am doing an old clock movement I use the same taper pins (if they are not nails) and clean them up and put them back in the movement. So there you go a difference already, a bit like Lawyers, they all study the law...
  4. JimmyOz

    Who made my 8 day Cuckoo Clock? And any servicing tips please?

    If you use a hot glue gun the bellows are ready to go in minutes, just make sure you glue the proper bellow to the proper whistle!!
  5. JimmyOz

    Gustav Becker Auction Advice please

    Most of it is a GB, however the bottom section is not convincing. To me it looks like someone is trying to change a Freeswinger into a Berlinner. Better to wait for one that you really like, it will show up!
  6. JimmyOz

    the south wall

    I am impressed, not only the varity, they all look to be on the same time :clap:
  7. JimmyOz

    Gustav Becker Auction Advice please

    I am not sure about the lower part of the case, it looks like an add on to me, that would also add weight to the pendulum not centred in the opening, not up to GB standard I would think?
  8. JimmyOz

    Regula vs Hubert Herr chain

    1 day Regula chains will work a HH 1 day movement, however going on memory I think the 8 day movement will not, maybe tomorrow if I can find them in my junk pile I will check, if I remember that is!
  9. JimmyOz

    Early 1800’s English (Tregent) beetle & poker hands question

    Have you considered taking a line from the top of the bottom cross section to the bottom of the top cross section and file out the bump and give it a small taper, it would then look like the small taper section of the hour hand and lighten up the hand a bit, just a suggestion.
  10. JimmyOz

    She’s pretty and she works great but is she old or valuable?

    Big Ben has some competition... doubt it was made to fit in a house though.
  11. JimmyOz

    Regula 34 M

    When you clean it up you maybe want to fix those lifting wires, they are way to long.
  12. JimmyOz

    Help with an Elite clock movement

    That is the chime selection, it pushes the barrel across from a lever on the face of the clock. The other lever he pushes up is the rack lever so it would start chiming, if he put the minute hand on, he could just move it to the quarter and that would activate the chime. The chime also sounds a...
  13. JimmyOz

    Early 1800’s English (Tregent) beetle & poker hands question

    I would 'just' cover the hash so it is not seen.
  14. JimmyOz

    Need Date and ID of cuckoo clock

    I can't see any chains or weights also no winding arbours, therefore it must be quarts, also the anamation is basic, therefore I think it must be Asian, that said. I think $5.00 is way over its value a bit of a pig in a pock.
  15. JimmyOz

    Clockmaking History

    Depending on what country you are in why no contact one of the large national libraries and ask them about any books on the subject?
  16. JimmyOz

    Vienna with warped door.

    It's part of its history, timber never stops moving, I would just leave it. An Example; I was an antique furniture repairer back in Edinburgh and the Queens residence Holyrood Palace got central heating in about 1972 and a Tudor oak table that had been there for 100's of years split open due to...
  17. JimmyOz

    Gold plated cuckoo movement?

    Those had a 420grm or a 1kg depending if 1 or 8 day movement.
  18. JimmyOz

    Tallcase clock purchase question - condition

    The warp in the door can be offset by adjusting the hinges, it does not change the warp but balances it out and is not as noticeable as it is now on the locking side. To do this you would have to move the top hinge out and if possible (if the check in the door is not touching the frame/case)...
  19. JimmyOz

    Unusual Gustav Becker Porcelain Clock

    Yip you guys are right, just me and old age... gee I should know this as I have a few Lenzkirch clocks. Anyway just 15 more boxes to go through and see what else shows up, it is like Christmas opening them. One good thing is with the cross refferance with the Royal Bonn mark it may help date...
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