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    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.

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Help me identify Alpina watch

Ggsuvi

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Hello ,
Please , help me to identify this alpina watch . Is has some numbers on it : 3325 and 250747 E . You can see it on back of the watch . Some says that it is from world war 2 , it eas given to my grand grand father from the state army . I atach some photos.
Thank you ,

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Ggsuvi

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Do you have any idea how mush it’s worth now and after restauration ? Thank you
 

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Hello and welcome this this forum. I was in Romania last year and very much enjoyed what I saw and learned.


My estimate is that it is worth $20 to $50 as it is and after restoration it might be worth $50 to $75. Here in the US and and Western Europe restoration to full working will cost much more than the value it will add.

You can do a few things at low cost to improve the watch. If you replace its crystal and have some one put it in the case correctly at little cost. A full overhal and replacement of the missing stem take a lot of tiem which is expensive.

Another way to think o this is that a new watch of similar quality would cost well over $100 and if yuo restore it you will have a useful family heirloom. Full restoration is not commercially sensible but may be worth doing for family reasons.
 
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