• 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.

C. Shedden Perth pocket watch...


Registered User
Dec 12, 2010
Sosnowiec, Poland
I hardly post here anymore recently, as - due to some major changes in my life - I hardly have time or money for watches...

Looks like more important things finally caught up with me, but... this cheapie I could not let go for the low price the seller wanted...



Clearly an English watch, confirmed by the hallmarks on the case...



Outer lid hinge somewhat bent, but not broken...

Dust cover...


...hides a pretty ordinary English lever movement...


I did not know what’s inside, so I hoped for something extraordinary, but - as it statistically should be - I only won a 7j lever in this lottery...

Still - the watch is in working condition, definitely not bad for it’s low price :)


NAWCC Member
Jan 7, 2011
Breamore, Hampshire, UK
Hi Paul,

Case is London, 1847/8, made by John Harris in Islington. A 'bread and butter' movement rather than a 'caviar' but none the worse if you bought it for a good price.

Sorry to hear that your circumstances have changed, I hope you'll still drop by here in the future, your posts are always interesting.



John Matthews

NAWCC Member
Sep 22, 2015
Perth 1845/46 PO directory ...


If there are any maker's marks on the inside of the cap, can you post a photograph please?


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