• 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.

Bulova Womans watch


New Member
Apr 19, 2018
Hello, I received a small sized Bulova womans watch for high school graduation in 1971. It is silver in color. I don't know if they are worth anything or just sentimental. It has been sitting in my jewelry box for years. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Registered User
Dec 2, 2016
Western NSW or just this side of the black stump.
A look at the movement could help. Bulova didn't always use their own movements though they often improved upon others movements. The watch reminds me of what were selling in the late sixties early seventies. Looks to be stainless steel. Bulova used AS 1012 for the 5AB, 5AC and 5AF movements though these were used earlier, between 1930's-50's. Bulova produced the 5AD in 1952, continuing the model theough to 1966 as 5AR. The 5AH in 1960 and the 5AN in 1966. The 5BA, BC and BD series were made in 1972.


NAWCC Member
Nov 15, 2009
Williamson County, Texas
I taught myself to be a watchmaker nine years ago using the Bulova 5AD and its descendants. Yours is certainly in that series. My daughter has three of your style of watch plus two other styles of the 5 series that are the foundation of her collection of eight daily-wear watches.

Unless they've been abused, they clean up nicely and run well. I consider them top-notch movements. Drop me a private message (click on my name and click "Start a Conversation") if you'd like to discuss having it overhauled.

Their primary value is sentimental.

Hope this helps!

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