• 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.

$ 6s Columbus Value

Mike M.

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I‘ve had this one a long time, but never got along with it all that well. I now have someone who wants to buy it, but I really don’t know what it is worth in today’s market, nor do I pay much attention to gold prices. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Mike, I believe this message board has a policy of not giving valuations however, I would suggest that you do a search on completed auctions (sales) of 6s Columbus pocket watches on web sites such as auction houses (e.g. Jones and Horan and eBay). This should give you some idea of what you are looking to find. Best of luck to you in your search.
 

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Mike, I believe this message board has a policy of not giving valuations however
********We currently do allow valuations in any forum including the American PW forum.*********


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Nice looking little watch.

As for value, the weight of the case would help as the gold content is the primary source of value. Brooklyn cases tend to be rather light.
 
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Mike M.

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Thanks guys!

I realize that ladies movements have little value in today’s market. It’s the case value I am trying to figure out. I‘ve never quite been able to understand the math involved.
I‘ll pull out the movement and weigh the case. maybe then someone can tell me what to subtract.

Btw, before anyone jumps on my case, neither I nor the young man who wants to buy it has any intention of smelting the case.
 

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Mike,

If you weight the entire watch you can subtract the approx. weight of the mvt (the mvt should be around 25 grams). The trick then becomes estimating how much the stem, crown, crystal, lift and catch springs weigh. That said, I'd guesstimate the weight of the gold at around 20-25 grams. Assuming that it is actually 14K (and not something less such as 12K) that would make the gold value above $650.

Greg
 
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