• 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.

Andre & Co Geneva

mknolan

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Can anyone help me, i have recently acquired a ladies gold pocket watch witht he name andre & Co engraved on the back. From the information i have its a "montre Savonnette" with a case "guilloche" that was made around 1860. but other than than that i cant find anything further. int he dictionaire des horlogers genevios there are several companies listeD with Andre as a last name, the only possibilty i can see is "andre & Jaccard" but im just guessing. does anyone know any history surrounding this watch. thank you
 

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Savonette means a closed face or hunter case, which you probably already know.

If you can post pictures of the inner case with inscriptions and of the works we may be able to help more.
 

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Andre was a trade name of Perotto Droz. They were listed in 1920 and 1950 as S. Perotto et Fils (and sons).

Droz is a common name in Swiss watch making.

The firm was listed as making medium priced women's watches.

They operated out of Sonvilier

This is from Swiss Timepiece Makers 1775-1975 by Kathleen Pritchard published by NAWCC.

Mist such operations assembled movement dials and cases from various sources doing little if any touch labor in house.
 

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thank you for you message, the number is 86297, its gold i have pictures if thats anygood that i can forward. thanks for your helo
 

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